Pet Professional Guild announces virtual summit for pet care professionals
Industry experts gather over 48 hours to offer great education for pet care professionals and pet owners that can be experienced from the comfort of your home
By: Pet Professional Guild
The inception of the Virtual Pet Care Summit reflects the growing numbers of PPG members who work in the field of pet care, including kennel technicians, groomers, pet sitters, dog walkers, day care operators, veterinary assistants, student dog trainers, animal shelter employees, and dog trainers. Virtual summit webinars will run from 9 a.m. (EST) till approximately 7:30 p.m. (EST) over the two-day period with ample time in the schedule for lunch and breaks. Participants will be able to select webinars from two tracks and all webinars will be recorded and available for purchase after the event.
Open to all, the Virtual Pet Care Summit features two registration options: The basic package includes 13 hours of live webinars over the two-day period at a cost per hour of $9 for PPG members and $12 for non-members, while the premium package includes 13 hours of live webinars over the two-day period at a cost per hour of $8 for PPG members and $9 for non-members. Premium package purchasers will also have access to over 24 hours of recordings and PDF handouts of each webinar.
"PPG has launched the Virtual Pet Care Summit in direct response to the growing numbers of pet care professionals joining the organization to ensure we provide them with access to the best educational resources possible," said PPG founder and president, Niki Tudge. "There is also a great need in the market for a range of force-free educational options to increase awareness amongst those working in the field of pet care - as well as pet owners themselves - that there are kinder, more effective alternatives to restraint or aversive handling techniques."
"Grooming, for example, can be a very stressful experience for many dogs," added professional groomer and PPG member Michelle Martiya, who will be presenting on the do's and don'ts of dog grooming at the event. "The combination of loud dryers, buzzing clippers, and being physically manipulated by a stranger can be difficult for a dog to accept. Restraint is often necessary, even on a well-trained dog, but how we introduce and use restraints can be the difference between a stressful, scary experience (which makes the dog more uncooperative for the next grooming visit), or a mildly unpleasant but temporary experience that the dog can quickly get past."
Registration for the Virtual Pet Care Summit is now open and offers a three-month payment plan. For more details see the website.