PPG to hold inaugural Australia summit in Sydney


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The Pet Professional Guild will hold its inaugural Australia summit on 26-29 July at the Bankstown Sports Club in Bankstown, NSW. The PPG represents pet industry professionals globally who are committed to results-based, science-based, force-free training and pet care.

Aimed predominantly at pet industry training and behaviour professionals, the principle goals of the PPG Australian Summit 2018 are to build a greater awareness of PPG as the go-to organisation for force-free training professionals.

The event also aims to build a stronger collaboration among pet professionals, build communication and networking opportunities within the veterinary community and provide a high standard of continuing education opportunities for pet professionals.

PPG Australia president Barbara Hodel will host the event and deliver the opening address, welcoming a number of key international speakers including Chirag Patel, a globally recognised canine behaviour expert and guide dog trainer Michele Pouliot.

They will be joined by a select group of Australian pet behaviour, pet care and training specialists, among them Dr Kat Gregory, Louise Ginman, Louise Newman, Alexis Davison and Laura Ryder—in what will be a mix of lectures and applied behaviour analysis workshops.

“We guarantee that our first-ever summit in Australia will be a milestone as far as advocating for force-free, positive training is concerned,” PPG founder and president Niki Tudge said.

“We also guarantee a highly interactive and fun, educational format for all who attend. Through our summits in the United States, we have already set a very high standard, with many of our attendees reporting back that the summit they attended was one of the best—if not indeed the best—events they have ever attended.

“We are excited to bring this format to Australia, meet our Australian members and supporters, and continue to spread the word about scientifically sound, force-free and humane training techniques and applications.”


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