The Pet Dog Ambassador Program


What Is The Pet Dog Ambassador Program?

Welcome to The Pet Dog Ambassador Program, we are excited you have chosen to start this wonderful journey with your dog.
The Pet Dog Ambassador Program (PDA) is a program for dog guardians to learn and grow together using positive reinforcement protocols. The program culminates in a test of knowledge and skills that demonstrate your ability to manage your canine companion in real-life settings.

Unlike formal obedience and many dog sports, until now pet dog guardians have not had the recognition they deserve from the hours of dedicated training taken to make their shared lives enjoyable for all family members. PDA changes that and provides a structured and fun way for you to show your fabulous training and your dog’s skills. Here at The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) we firmly believe that pet dogs and their people also deserve training accolades.

The PDA program recognizes these efforts from a puppy’s very early training and aims to encourage guardians to continue training and developing new skills, abilities and knowledge throughout their pet’s life

Pet Guardians

The Benefits of Joining The Program:
  1. It will improve your relationship with your pet dog.
  2. It will help you gain a better understanding of positive reinforcement-based dog training and its applications to everyday living.
  3. It helps improve your knowledge as a socially responsible pet guardian.
  4. It will increase your knowledge and understanding of local laws within your local community.
  5. The program will help equip you and your pet dog with the skills to be out in the broader community in settings such as cafes, outdoor eating areas, off-leash areas, busy streets, and beaches.
  6. You can demonstrate the many advantages of having a well-trained dog to the public.


Pet Professionals

The Benefits of Joining The Program:


The PDA program consists of five levels. At each level, you will cover a set of skills and then be assessed on those skills. The levels build on each other, often covering the same skills but to a higher level of proficiency and difficulty.
You will start on either Level 1 or Level 2. Your starting level is dependent on the age of your pet dog.
The program levels are:
1. PDA – Level 1 (Puppy)
2. PDA – Level 2
3. PDA – Level 3
4. PDA – Level 4
5. PDA – Level 5 (Championship)


Level One Skills


Level Two Skills

Level Three Skills