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 and 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 2018Â 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 with the veterinary community and provide a high standard of continuing education opportunities for pet professionals.
PPG AustraliaÂ 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 Ryderâ€”in what will be a mix of lectures and applied behaviour analysis workshops.
â€śWe guarantee that our first-ever summit in Australia will be a milestone as far as advocating for force-free, positive training is concerned,â€ť PPG founder and president Niki Tudge said.
â€śWe 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 bestâ€”if not indeed the bestâ€”events they have ever attended.
â€śWe 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.â€ť