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Choke and Prong Collars: Health Concerns Call for Equipment Change in Dog Training

By Angelica Steinker and Niki Tudge © 2012 Effective training procedures lay the foundation for an animal’s healthy socialization, capacity for learning and will help prevent behavior problems.  Since a wide variety of equipment and tools are commonly used when training pets and in their ...

PPG World Services Podcast February 2014

Nando and Donna interview Victoria Stilwell and Pat Miller. February 2014 [youtube]

Take the Choke Out of Walking Your Dog!

by Niki Tudge April is designated Pet First Aid Awareness Month™ so I started thinking about the things  that pet dog owners may be doing on a daily basis that could be risking the long term health of their dogs without their knowledge. The practice of using choke collars and jerking the lead ...

Coercion in Pet Dog Training Leads Dogs To a “Life of Quiet Desperation”

by Niki Tudge Scientifically we all acknowledge that negative and positive reinforcement in the scientific sense can develop and strengthen behaviors.  The question is, at what cost? I make this statement very loosely as one must consider the meaning of “teach.” As Murray Sidman states in ...

The International Day of Celebration for Force Free Training and Pet Care

Join us for PPG's ICFF Day. A great celebration of Force Free Training and Pet Care programs. Great prizes to win while you have fun with your pets