Pet Professional Guild Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Successful candidates gain opportunity to broaden their knowledge base in the fields of pet care, training and behavior consulting at selected educational institutions
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - July 1, 2019 - PRLog -- The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has awarded scholarships to three successful candidates under its Education Scholarship Program for 2019. This year's recipients, Ingrid Norris, Micaela Young and Julie Barber, have been notified of their success and are set to embark on their education in the next six months. The successful candidates have been awarded as follows: Norris, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Barber, of Romsey, Victoria, Australia, will study with DogNostics Career Center in Tampa, Florida, while Young, of Davis, California, will study with The Academy for Dog Trainers in Emeryville, California.

Launched in January 2017, PPG's Education Scholarship Program provides a limited number of scholarships for PPG members to further their education in force-free training, behavior consulting and/or pet care offered by organizations that support PPG's Guiding Principles and goals, and are approved educational providers to PPG.

"As has now become the norm, the standard of applicants for our Education Scholarship Program was once again extremely high this year," said PPG president Niki Tudge. "It is always a challenge to make the final selections from the exceptional caliber of entries we receive, and the PPG Scholarship Committee, chaired by PPG Steering Committee and Board Member Debra Millikan, has done another outstanding job in their objective review of each applicant.

"It is an integral part of PPG's operational ethos to continually help its members provide high standard, force-free, science-based behavior consulting, training and pet care services to the pet owning public via their knowledge and skillset. Education is a key part of this, particularly as the pet industry remains unregulated. By helping our scholarship recipients achieve their educational goals at such quality institutions as DogNostics Career Center and The Academy for Dog Trainers, we can ensure they remain up-to-date with current research in the fields of animal behavior and training, and thus serve as an invaluable resource to clients and their pets. In the meantime, PPG members worldwide continue to work as ambassadors and practitioners of positive reinforcement training as we collectively work towards a world free of unnecessary, outdated, aversive training methods or equipment and a better, kinder world for pets."

For more information about PPG's Education Scholarship Program and details of how to apply, see (

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