Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Dog Training Resources

Dog Trainer Search

dog and handHow to Choose a Dog Trainer

Dog training has rapidly evolved over the past few decades and it can be confusing for a dog owner new to training to figure out how to hire a dog trainer. The following section is designed to discuss the various methodologies found in dog training today and provide you with information on how to make an informed decision. We strongly encourage you to read through this section before you use our Trainer Search directory to find a trainer near you.

Because APDT is primarily an educational organization for trainers, we allow trainers with all methodologies to join with the goal of exposing them to humane, science-based training methods. However, this does not mean that all trainers in our directory subscribe to this philosophy, and it is your job as a consumer to use the tools we provide in this section to find the right trainer for you and your companion.

We have prepared the following sections to help you in the important task of choosing a dog trainer or behavior consultant for your pet. Please review all of them before you proceed to using the APDT Trainer Search Directory:

Dog Trainer Search


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