Author Archives: Louise Stapleton-Frappell

About Louise Stapleton-Frappell

Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. (Univ. of Leeds). Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited through The Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor. Clicker Competency Assessment Programme Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Animal Behavior and Welfare Verified Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Dog Emotion and Cognition Verified Certification. Louise is a passionate advocate of Force-Free Training, promoting a positive image of the "Bully" Breeds and advocating against Breed Specific Legislation in favor of breed neutral laws and education about dog bite safety and prevention. Proud "Mum" to Jambo - Staffy Bull Terrier Trick Dog: The first Staffordshire Bull Terrier to achieve the Title of Trick Dog Champion. Louise is a Steering Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild; she is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor; Co-Presenter of PPG World Service Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College. Performed as the Dog Trick Instructor at In The Doghouse DTC. Owner and teacher/trainer at Happy Dogs Estepona. Louise is also the creator of the TrickMeister Titles and the DogNostics Training Meister Courses - a comprehensive force-free training program aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals

Toads, Snakes, Spiders and Chocolate!

Did you know that an encounter with a toad could have devastating consequences? During a recent class I was teaching, one of the students said that her training buddy and his friends had found a large toad in their yard.  … Continue reading

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Laughter and Learning at the PPGBI Mini-Summit

The PPGBI Mini Educational Summit, which took place in early September at the Leeds Mercure Parkway hotel in Yorkshire, England, was a roaring success. Much fun was had on the first night as the attendees started to gather, register and … Continue reading

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The Emergency Muzzle: An Essential Skill

Report from PPG’s Four-Day Pet Care Technician Certification Program Workshop (Part Eight of Eight) This is the final post in a series of eight blogs in which we will share a few of the highlights from the PPG workshop which covered all … Continue reading

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How to Lift, Medicate Your Dog

Report from PPG’s Four-Day Pet Care Technician Certification Program Workshop (Part Seven of Eight) In this post we will take a look at Rebekah King’s day three presentation, Canine and Feline Health Health & Handling which included common canine diseases; recommended … Continue reading

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What is Force-Free Ethical Pet Care?

Report from PPG’s Four-Day Pet Care Technician Certification Program Workshop (Part Six of Eight) In this post we will take a look at part two of PPG president Niki Tudge’s presentation, What is Force-Free Ethical Pet Care? Caring for Pets, Protocols … Continue reading

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Desensitizing a Dog to New Equipment, Toys

Report from PPG’s Four-Day Pet Care Technician Certification Program Workshop (Part Five of Eight) This is part of a series of blogs in which we will share a few of the highlights from day two of PPG’s recent workshop and my presentation … Continue reading

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The Anatomy and Physiology of Pet Care

Report from PPG’s Four-Day Pet Care Technician Certification Program Workshop (Part Four of Eight) This is the fourth in a series of eight blogs in which we will share a few of the highlights from day two of PPG’s recent Certified … Continue reading

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The Art of Reading Dogs

Report from PPG’s Four-Day Pet Care Technician Certification Program Workshop (Part Three of Eight) This is the third in a series of blogs in which I will endeavor to share a few of the highlights from PPG’s recent Certified Pet … Continue reading

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Empowerment: A Key Factor in Dog Training

Report from PPG’s Four-Day Pet Care Technician Certification Program Workshop (Part Two of Eight) The Pet Professional Guild recently held a Certified Pet Care Technician workshop at its Florida HQ. Topics covered included: How Pets Learn, Canine Behavior & Social Communication, … Continue reading

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Pet Care, the Force-Free Way

Report from PPG’s Four-Day Pet Care Technician Certification Program Workshop (Part One of Eight) PPG recently held a four-day pet care technician certification workshop at its Florida headquarters. Topics covered included: How Pets Learn, Canine Behavior & Social Communication, Canine & … Continue reading

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