- Nov 01 - 05 2023
- 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The 2023 PPG Summit – Homeward Bound
The 2023 PPG Summit: Homeward Bound
UP CLOSE AND IN PERSON—LIVE STREAMING, TOO!
HOSTED BY THE PET PROFESSIONAL GUILD AT THE ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DOG*BIZCOOPERATIVE CAT CARE: GETTING CONSENT AT THE VET (LECTURE)
Cooperative care involves training an animal not only to tolerate handling and husbandry procedures, but to be an active, willing participant in these experiences. Teaching cooperative care (husbandry) behaviors will help you and the cats you work with have a wonderful, low- stress working partnership! In this lecture, attendees will:
· Explore the benefits of cooperative care for cats
· Become familiar with the tools and skills involved in training
· Learn how to get started teaching cooperative care
Cooperative Cat Care: Getting Consent at the Vet (Skill lab)
In this skill lab, Tabitha will begin to teach the foundation behaviors discussed in the lecture through animal demonstration and interactive discussions and exercises.
No More Cat Wrangling: Techniques for Force Free Feline Handling(Skill Lab)
In this skill lab, Tabitha will guide you through a Force Free exam from start to finish through animal demonstration and interactive discussions and exercises. We will also discuss tools and handling techniques that can help reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in cats thus making the shelter, veterinarian and home an overall less stressful and happier place for cats, visitors, employees, and volunteers. When a cat’s fear and anxiety is reduced, animals will be more adoptable and more likely to stay in long-term, loving homes.
From Hiss to Purr
While most foster kitten raisers focus on keeping the kittens medically healthy, It is also very important to socialize them well. This is what will keep them in life long loving homes. We want them to be outgoing, friendly, and social with many different people and in many different environments. You may have kittens that exhibit signs of being fearful or feral, but with the right strategies and techniques, they can be socialized into happy, loving, well-adjusted pets. I will be detailing techniques and methods aimed at transitioning these kittens into living comfortably in a home. While these techniques may be geared towards helping recently-outdoor kittens, these strategies can also be used to work with other fearful felines.
From Hiss to Purr (Skills Lab)
In this skill lab, through animal and video demonstration and interactive discussion, Tabitha will share core concepts that were discussed in the lecture. She will also share a case study of applying these techniques.
For more information and to register go to https://summit.petprofessionalguild.com/.