BARKS Podcast with Debra Millikan of PPG Australia: October 2, 2020

Oct 5, 2020 | Podcast Library

Join Niki Tudge as she Chats and Chuckles with Debra Millikan, a PPG board member and steering committee  member discussing the Pet Professional Accreditation Board and Pet Dog Ambassador program.

Pet Professional Accreditation Board

Leran how the three Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) credentialing levels developed and evolved, what they involve, and how you can become an ethical, credentialed force-free professional.

PPAB sets a very high standard for competency and each credentialing level tests knowledge, basic training skills, conditioning a positive emotional response, running classes and, for the behavior consultant level, case management is assessed through case studies.  

Pet Dog Ambassador

Learn also about how important the Pet Dog Ambassador Program (PDA) is in promoting positive reinforcement-based pet training across our communities.

PDA is a five-step pet manners training and credentialing program for dogs of all ages where they can learn much-needed real life skills in a fun and supportive environment. PDA also attracts professionals who become licensed not only to teach the curriculum, but also assess the pet dog skills. 

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Debra Millikan

© Debra Millikan

Debra Millikan PCBC-A AABP-CABT CAP2 has over 40 years’ experience in dog training that has seen her involved in conformation, obedience judging, pet manners classes and puppy pre-school. Currently, she serves on the board of the Pet Professional Guild, Doggone Safe, the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals. She also trains aspiring instructors at Canine Behavioural School in Adelaide, South Australia.