Member: PPG - Pet Professional Guild
There is no official accreditation organisation for dog trainers or behaviourist in the UK. Anyone can use these terms to describe themselves. This makes comparing trainers very difficult.
There are several dog training and behaviour organisations that have come and gone over the years. Some have been very worthy, some very bureaucratic, and some with the aim of selling courses to gain membership.
No one organisation, in my opinion, has been fit for purpose to cover the breadth of knowledge, qualifications, and experience that pet professionals possess.
The Pet Professional Guild has two simple messages:
- Methods should be science-based
- Methods do not need to use force, fear or pain
These messages fit best with my training ethos.