The Scholarly Circle

Calling Authors and Scholarly Circle Participants!

To submit an academic paper to be considered for PPG’s Scholarly Circle reading group, please complete this short form.

Also, check out the PPG’s book club, the Positive Bookworm!

PPG members are free to participate in either or both groups as often as they wish.


 Welcome To The Scholarly Circle!

The Scholarly Circle is a reading group where PPG members can learn together, support each other, network and have fun! Events open for registration will be listed on the left and also listed on the main events pages.

To help ensure that everyone achieves a high level of comprehension and enjoyment, the Scholarly Circle offers support for participants with learning disabilities or who may need help navigating and progressing through academic material. And, whenever possible, the author(s) of the selected paper or the  Academic Mentor will attend the meeting to discuss the work, explain difficult concepts and answer participants’ questions.

Scholarly Circle Events:

No Events

How Does This Work?


  • The Scholarly Circle reading group reads one academic paper per month, as available.
  • Enrollment opens once per month, as available.
  • Academic papers selected for reading must be relevant to the animal training and pet care industry.
  • Participants who would like a reading partner are paired up.
  • The group meets once to discuss the selected paper.
  • Participants are encouraged to develop questions for discussion prior to the meeting.
  • Meetings are held via Zoom with Closed Captioning.
  • When possible, the paper’s author(s) will join the meeting to explain difficult concepts and answer questions.