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NEWS Three summits, open letters, position statements, scholarships, feline professionals, PPG World Service, webinars, Project Trade SUMMIT Venue and price information for PPG’s 2017 Summit THIRD CANINE TRAINING TECHNICIAN GRADUATES Susan Nilson speaks to Steph Mitchell about gaining the CTT-A credential POSITION STATEMENT ON PET CORRECTION DEVICES PPG’s statement in full WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT BSL Canine behavior consultants and training professionals share their opinions HELPING DOGS, HELPING FAMILIES Daniel Antolec discusses Project Trade and the benefits it can bring to both clients and small businesses FROM OUTSIDER TO STAFF FAVORITE Breanna Norris describes how involving shelter staff in the training of a “difficult” dog can make all the difference K-9 TO 5 Sharon Empson provides some tips to help busy clients fit dog training into their daily routine THE PERFECT AMBASSADOR Kym Iffert details the challenges her Rottweiler rescue, Chopper, faced to qualify as a therapy dog GREAT EXPECTATIONS Susan McKeon talks living and learning with retired racing greyhounds RETHINKING REJECTION Angelica Steinker on how trainers can turn “no” into “yes” LEARNING TO CONQUER FEAR Dr. Kang Nee relates the tale of how rescue dog Princess is overcoming her separation anxiety MEETING THE STANDARD Lauri Bowen-Vaccare outlines health and safety standards for dog boarding and day care facilities THE EFFECTS OF DECLAWING Declawing can cause behavioral and emotional changes in cats, as well as physical ones, says Bridget Lehet A TWO-WAY CONVERSATION Kathie Gregory discusses how to best communicate with horses to ensure mutual understanding and trust CONDITIONING CONFIDENCE Emily Cassell talks husbandry training for small mammals ADAPTING TO CHANGE Lara Joseph discusses the importance of training animals to get used to changing environments FACILITATING LEARNING Niki Tudge discusses the need to communicate with clients ASK THE EXPERTS:THE RATES CONUNDRUM Veronica Boutelle responds to business and marketing questions PROFILE: MAKING CHOICES Featuring Charleen Cordo of Be SMART Dog Training in Aurora, Colorado BOOK REVIEW: A GO-TO FOR CANINE AGGRESSION Niki Tudge reviews Beware of the Dog by Pat Miller

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BARKS from the Guild March 2017  

The bi-monthly trade publication from the Pet Professional Guild covering all things animal behavior and training, canine, feline, equine, p...

BARKS from the Guild March 2017  

The bi-monthly trade publication from the Pet Professional Guild covering all things animal behavior and training, canine, feline, equine, p...