CONTACT: Niki Tudge. Pet Professional Guild
White Plains, NY – The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) proudly announced today that Diane Podolsky, CPDT-KA, CTC and The Cultured Canine, LLC has met their exacting standards and has therefore qualified for membership in the PPG.
According to PPG President, Niki Tudge, “The PPG is a member-association organization that was founded to represent dog training and pet care professionals who are committed to scientifically based, force-free training and behavior change methods.
The PPG is the only professional pet industry member association that advocates for force-free dog training and pet care and requires that our members adhere to our “Guiding Principles. We also make these principles available to the public. This way anyone using the services of a PPG member can be confident of the methods and the philosophical and scientific basis of the training methods and pet care techniques used when caring for their pets.”
In the dog training and pet care world, force-free, according to PPG’s website, means that PPG members will never employ shock, pain, fear, physical force, physical molding or compulsion-based methods when training or caring for a pet. “PPG member’s methods are based on the most recent scientific research and focus on the physical, mental, environmental and emotional well being of each pet to ensure that every aspect of training and care contributes to the pet’s well-being; that is our holistic approach.
These methods are incredibly effective, fun and most of all safe to use,” says Tudge.
Pet ownership continues to increase and the number of businesses providing products and services to the pet owning public is rapidly growing. Tudge says, “In a largely unregulated industry it can be difficult for the public to understand the differences between the many training and pet care methods that are now available. Even the terminology used to describe various training and pet care techniques can be confusing and misleading. We feel that the pet-owning public needs an educational resource to help them understand the differences in methods and techniques available. The PPG clearly defines the philosophies, methods and techniques its members use so the public can be confident that any Guild member will provide services in accordance with our stated philosophy and guidelines. The public can be assured that only force-free methods will be employed training and caring for their pets.”
For more information on force-free training and pet care, visit:
About The Pet Professional Guild
The Pet Professional Guild is an organization comprised of dog training and pet care professionals committed to holistic, force-free methods. Their mission is to help make every pet a valued member of its family and improve the relationship and the quality of life people share with their pets by providing the greatest value and highest quality, state-of-the-
About The Cultured Canine, LLC
The Cultured Canine is owned and directed by Diane Podolsky, CPDT-KA, CTC. In addition to her Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed) credential, Diane holds a Certificate in Training and Counseling from the highly regarded San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers founded by renowned author and dog trainer Jean Donaldson. Known to many as the "Harvard" of dog training academies The Academy provides dog trainers with the knowledge and skills needed to train dogs effectively using force-free methods.
The Cultured Canine teaches puppy and pet manners courses in clients' homes in Westchester, Manhattan and Greenwich, CT. Its boarding school and luxury vacation programs are open to toy breed dogs only. The company has a national reach via its Housetraining Hotline, a telephone consultation service to aid pet parents during the housetraining process.
For further information about The Cultured Canine, contact:
Diane Podolsky, CPDT-KA, CTC