Training and care for pets can be found online via the Pet Professional Guild (PPG).
To commemorate its second birthday the PPG is sponsoring 2014+R. The ‘+R’ represents the principle of positive reinforcement, the basis of force-free training and pet care.
“Our key advocacy goal is to facilitate an ongoing conversation with pet owners, pet care professionals and industry stakeholders aimed at moving the pet industry forward toward better informed practices, training methods, equipment use and pet care philosophies,” said Niki Tudge, the president and founder of the PPG.
“Because our members are located around the world we came up with a virtual event as the most practical way to celebrate our mission and commemorate two years as the only international membership organization committed to force-free training and pet care, ” continues Tudge.
Event information available on their website http://www.petprofessionalguild.com.
Members can join virtual 2014+R event, to show their commitment to force-free methods of training by simply participating in a walk, jog, run or training session with their dog, alone or with others, anywhere, anytime.
“With our international membership a virtual event is the most effective and meaningful way for our group to celebrate our mission and help spread our message and our mission to build wide-spread collaboration and acceptance of force-free methods and philosophies consistent with our guiding principles, ” said Trudge.
Participants are encouraged to submit photographs showing the activity with their pet. Judges will review photos and award winners who have the most creativity and fun submissions. Prizes have yet to be announced.