1. Dog Guardians and Their Dogs
Guardians and their dogs who have been working with a PPG licensed instructor and/or assessor are able to undertake assessment on the condition that the instructor or assessor considers the team suitable candidates. Guardians who register for the program must be willing to declare their adherence to the PPG Guiding Principles, which can be found here.
Why pet dog Guardians should become involved
By training through all levels of this program both dog and family maintain and/or increase their skills, knowledge and abilities and Guardians can be guided by force-free trainers if/when behavioral problems arise.
2. Pet Dog Training Instructors
Any person who is a dog training or dog behavior consultant who abides by our Guiding Principles may apply to be an instructor. To be an Instructor/Assessor you must be a member of the Pet Professional Guild. The application form is here
Why pet dog training instructors should become involved
3. Shelters and Rescue Facilities
Licensed PDA Instructors who work with a shelter or rescue facility may instruct the program.
Why shelters/rescue facilities should become involved
4. Pet Dog Training Clubs
Members who meet the required eligibility criteria, who become PDA Instructors and who work/volunteer with a force-free dog training facility may instruct this program within the dog training facility. To assess the program the Assessor must be a PPG Member.
Dog clubs that offer this program can rightly be proud of the service offered to their local community.