PPAB offers the only Accredited Training Technician and Professional Canine Trainer  certification for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices. 

PPAB also offers the only psychometrically developed examination for Training & Behavior Consultants who also support  these humane and scientific practices





Junior Accreditation

Through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB), a credentialing organization that credentials force-free pet professionals, we are also offering the opportunity for PPG junior members to gain preliminary credentials in force-free animal care.

The PPAB program is independent of any industry trade school, college or credentialing body.  Unlike the other credentialing levels, applicants of the Junior Accreditation are required to be members of the Pet Professional Guild and to sign the Junior member pledge.

There are three member and accreditation levels

  1. Category One:  Provisional Junior Basic (age group 8-12 years)
  2. Category Two:  Provisional Junior Advanced (age group 13-17 years)
  3. Category Three: Provisional Apprentice (age group 18-20 years)
Use the quick links below to  navigate the membership program and accreditation process




The Junior Pledge

  • The animal’s welfare is a priority in any task I choose to undertake. 
  • I must make decisions on behalf of the animal, based on the animal’s species, age, physical and emotional capacity.
  •  I will protect the physical, emotional and environmental well-being of the animal. 
  • I must only use tools and equipment in a manner that reflects the no pain, no force, no fear mantra of the PPG. 
  • Tools will not be used in a way that is contrary to their design and intent, i.e. not used in a manner which would cause psychological or physical pain, harm or damage.
  •  I must always work within my personal capabilities and the guidelines set out by the PPG.
  •  I must communicate with other people in a respectful manner, even if I don’t agree with them. 
  • If I don’t know the answer, then I will ask someone else who has more expertise in the relevant area. 
  • I will always seek to do no harm I will always strive to do good I will be faithful to promises made


Please note the Pet Professional Accreditation Board Terms & Conditions


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