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Search our worldwide directory to help find the right trainer for you and your companion.

Please also review the following resources for helpful advice on how to become an informed consumer.

Canine Life and Social Skills

Canine Life and Social SkillsDeveloped by the APDT based on input from both dog owners and non-dog owners, shelter workers, and professional dog trainers, C.L.A.S.S. benefits pet owners, dogs, and everyone in the community!

Train Your Dog Month

Train Your Dog MonthAPDT members around the U.S. are planning events on their communities to promote National Train Your Dog Month in January, as well as to promote the benefits of training throughout the rest of the year.

APDT Community

In order to help facilitate trainer education and professional growth, we provide for our members an APDT online community!

  • Join groups and participate in discussions
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Dog Trainers

What I've Learned Talking to Dog Trainers

Listen to a free video of Veronica Boutelle's REX, "What I've Learned Talking to Dog Trainers" presentation from the 2013 APDT Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show. Plus a special discount code for more conference recordings!

APDT Online Courses

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APDT eLearning Certificate Courses

Member-Sponsored Educational Events

One of our membership benefits is the privilege of posting seminar/event information free of charge on this Web site.

Full list of events

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Sep 29 CARAT 1.1 Frederick, MD
Oct 15 From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping Adolescent Dogs St. Johnsville , NY
Oct 16 What's the Problem? Solving the Puzzle of Behavior, Training & Performance St. Johnsville, NY

APDT Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show

2016 Event Information

Date
October 12-15, 2016

Location
Rio Hotel
Las Vegas

News and Updates

Susan Briggs, CPA discusses her presentations at the 23rd Annual Conference

Sept 26, 2016 - Susan Briggs, CPA discusses her presentations at the 23rd Annual Conference

Andrea Bratt, B.S., CPDT-KSA discusses her presentations at the 23rd Annual Conference

Sept 19, 2016 - Andrea Bratt, B.S., CPDT-KSA discusses her presentations at the 23rd Annual Conference


APDT Office Closed in Observance of Labor Day

The APDT office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 8am ET. 

Dr. Melissa Bain discusses her presentations at the 23rd Annual Conference

July 20, 2016 - Dr. Melissa Bain discusses her presentations at the 23rd Annual Conference

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APDT Chronicle of the Dog

Chronicile of the Dog

The quarterly APDT Chronicle of the Dog keeps APDT members abreast of contemporary pet dog training techniques and provides a lively forum for discussion of dog training and behavior issues.

Annual Conference

Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Oct 12-15, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Rio Hotel
Las Vegas

APDT Foundation

The corporation is organized for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

The purpose of the foundation is to raise funds for scientific research and of education  of dog trainers.

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2365 Harrodsburg Road A325
Lexington, KY 40504

Phone

800-PET-DOGS
(800.738.3647)

Email

membership@apdt.com

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