Author Archives: Niki Tudge

Niki@petprofessionalguild.com'

About Niki Tudge

Niki is the Founder & President of The Pet Professional Guild. Niki is also the founder of DogNostics Career College and The DogSmith a national licensing company for dog training and pet care company

An Open Letter on Defining, Determining and Maintaining Best Practices within Our Force-Free Organization

Each year I am reminded of the importance of PPG’s Guiding Principles and our ability to manage them on a daily basis. As I read through them yesterday I felt it would be a good reminder for each of us to … Continue reading

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Pet Professional Guild Launches Worldwide Advocacy Program

Project Trade encourages pet owners to exchange aversive training devices for discounted force-free training services provided by PPG members Tampa, FL – The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has launched Project Trade, an international advocacy program that encourages pet owners to … Continue reading

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Are You Suffering From Compassion Fatigue, Stress or Burnout? Three Tips That May Help You!

by Niki Tudge The signs of work and personal time imbalance are unmistakable. Every day we hear of people in our industry suffering from poor health, burnout and stress. If you recognize the signs of imbalance in your own life, … Continue reading

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Professional Competency, Transparency and Accountability. Have You Got What It Takes?

Written by Niki Tudge There is much chatter within the pet industry about transparency, competency and accountability amongst professionals.  So let’s look at each of these individually and what they mean.   1. Transparency to me implies openness. Are you … Continue reading

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The Top 7 Reasons You Absolutely Cannot Miss The Pet Professional Guild’s Annual Educational Summit

The Top 7 Reasons You Absolutely Cannot Miss The Pet Professional Guild’s Annual Educational Summit 1. You Will Have Lots of Fun From the Welcome Reception, to Quiz Night, ‘Munch and Learn’ Merry-Go-Round and the Gala Dinner you will have … Continue reading

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Listen To The Opening Address at The PPG Summit – Tampa, 2015

A few of the most important points I felt were covered in my opening address at PPG’s First Educational Summit in Tampa, FL. Click here to listen to the full 19 minutes. • I reflected on the sometimes rocky but … Continue reading

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Pet Professional Guild New Advocacy Videos

Advocacy Videos 1. Calling Veterinarians & Pet Professionals. Let’s Work Together!   2. A Call For Change. Say No To Prong and Choke Collars!     Checkout the link to our PPG Advocacy Page. Click here

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT REGARDING THE USE OF SHOCK IN DOG TRAINING

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT REGARDING THE USE OF SHOCK IN DOG TRAINING To download this as a PDF Click here   The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) believes unequivocally that the pet-owning general public needs – … Continue reading

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The Psychological Contract – A System of Beliefs That Needs to Be Articulated to Your Client

Written by Niki Tudge Copyright 2015 When you embark on a consulting or training relationship you should first ensure you have a professional consulting contract with your client. As a professional working with animals there are multiple liability risks open … Continue reading

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Chat Chuckle & Share – PPG World Service Radio Show

     Checkout our new PPG World Service Radio Jingle   Join us the first Sunday of each Month. 12 Noon EST. ‘Teach me Force Free’   If you’re gonna teach me, teach me force free  People can be good … Continue reading

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