Upcoming events

14 June

2024 PPGA Conference

3-day event guarantees high-level education, workshops and networking opportunities for pet training and behaviour professionals PLUS pet owners welcome!

Australia’s leading dog training organisation Pet Professional Guild Australia (PPGA) has opened registrations for its biennial conference themed Learn, Grow, Influence in Sydney from 14 to 16 June 2024. PPGA represents pet industry professionals who are committed to results and science-based, force-free training and pet care, and offer educational resources for pet lovers.

“The pet training industry continues to be unregulated and PPGA is one of the very few organisations in Australia that requires their professional members to do ongoing further education to keep up with best practices and scientific research to maintain their membership,” says PPGA Vice President Barbara Hodel.

“PPGA prides itself in using force free methods based on the latest research and science on the ethical treatment of animals! We encourage professionals across the pet industry to attend this special event to learn from our presenters, grow professionally and influence the wider community.”

The conference offers a unique learning experience for pet professionals and pet owners alike through lectures and practical workshops by globally renowned pet training and behaviour experts.

“Attendees will be spoilt for choice with an assortment of workshops designed to provide a 'taster' of new and innovative ideas for trainers, their animals and their clients,” says Hodel.

DOGS NSW members may be interested in the Nose Work and Trick workshop, or the Urban Herding Workshop for the people with working dogs who do not have access to sheep.

The morning workshops will be presented by two international experts and one Australian leading expert in their field. The afternoon sessions will feature six local talents covering a diverse range of topics.

“There will also be networking opportunities among like-minded professionals and pet lovers to be inspired, motivated and create new ideas!” says Hodel.

The practical workshops will run on June 14 at St Ives Showground (transport from the city is organised) and the lectures are scheduled for June 15 and 16 at the Rydges World Square in the CBD.

For the Full Conference Schedule, please click here.

For Registration (3 days entire conference and workshops): Members $700 | Early bird $550*
Non-members $800 | Early bird $750*
*Early bird pricing ends 30 April 2024.
Click here to Register.