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PPG Announces 2017 and 2018 Summits: Orlando, Kanab and Sydney

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PG has announced the dates and location of this year’s annual summit, as well as a smaller educational event next year to incorporate a number of hands-on, multi-species workshops with internationally acclaimed animal training and behavior experts. A third summit will take place in Sydney, Australia next year. PPG’s third annual educational Force-Free Summit, www. petprofessionalguild.com/2017-Orlando, will take place at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando, Florida from November 16-20, 2017 and feature three and a half days of lectures and practical workshops with a host of animal behavior and training specialists, including repeat presenters Dr. Karen Overall, Chirag Patel, Janis Bradley, Emily Larlham, Pat Miller,Veronica Boutelle, Jacqueline Munera, and Dr. Robert King. New additions Dr. Nathan Hall, Sherry Woodward, Dr. Lynn Honeckman, and Dr. Frank McMillan will join them as the event continues to draw the highest caliber of guest speakers. Interest-free payment packages, www.petprofessionalguild .com/Packages-and-pricing, are also available for the event, as are special room rates from November 13 - 22, 2017, www .starwoodmeeting.com /events/start.action?id=1701020657&key =324B0D20, at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista, www .petprofessionalguild.com/Orlando-Hotel. The second event is the PPG Training & Behavior Analysis Workshop, www.petprofessionalguild.com/2018-Kanab, which will take place at Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS) in Kanab, Utah from April 22-26, 2018. The event features a brand new concept boasting four days of hands-on clinics across multiple species hosted by industry experts around the theme of shelter pet management and rehabilitation for adoption and successful family integration. The current line-up of specialists

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who will be on site includes Janis Bradley, Chirag Patel, Emily Larlham, Jacqueline Munera, Emily Cassell and Lara Joseph, as well as BFAS experts Dr. Franklin McMillan, Sherry Woodard, Glenn Pierce and BFAS co-founder, Faith Maloney. The event will combine both academic sessions and practical workshops, which will take place on the premises at BFAS and vary between horses, donkeys, goats, dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, puppies, and “wild things.” Attendees will also be able to take part in special projects each day, as well as lectures and labs in the town of Kanab. Group activities will be available on two of the evenings and can be reserved nearer the date. Limited spaces are available and PPG recommends booking early to avoid disappointment. Registration for the workshop, www .petprofessionalguild.com/event-2424999, is due to open shortly. “As always, we listen carefully to the feedback we receive from all parties and we look forward this year to building on the high standard set by the previous two years with an even bigger and better event in a new location - Orlando, Florida,” said PPG president, Niki Tudge. “In addition, we wanted to create a new and innovative educational concept where attendees could gain hands-on experience, guided by experts, with a variety of animals in a more intimate setting, as we are doing at BFAS in Utah.” Finally, PPG has announced its first ever summit, www .petprofessionalguild.com/Pet-Industry-Summit-Sydney-Australia -2018, in the southern hemisphere, to take place in Sydney, Australia on July 27-29, 2018. The speaker schedule will be announced in due course and registration will open July 2018.

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...