The Association of Professional Dog Trainers


Board of Directors

The directors below are all effective as of January 1, 2017.

Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA
APDT Board Chair

Megan Stanley, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
APDT Board Vice Chair

Nick Hof, KPA-CTP
APDT Board Secretary/Treasurer

Heidi Meinzer, JD, CPDT-KA, CNWI

APDT Board Director

Jill-Marie O'Brien, CNWI, CPDT-KA
APDT Board Director

Lisa McCluskey, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA
APDT Board Director

Khara Schuetzner, MA, CPDT-KSA CNWI

APDT Board Director

Amber Burckhalter, CNWI, CDBC

APDT Immediate Past Chair

Board Meetings

All APDT members are welcome to attend the Board meetings - we just ask that you notify us ten days in advance so that we can arrange for an appropriate-sized room for the meeting. Please contact the Executive Director to announce your intent to attend the meeting.

Interested in Serving on the Board of Directors?

Interested candidates should contact the Nomination Committee at for more information.


Contact the board at Your message will be received and responded by the board of directors.

Strategic Plan

Read the board of directors' most current strategic plan

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


Date: Oct. 18-21, 2017
Location: Richmond, VA.

Richmond Marriott.
Richmond, VA.

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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Lexington, KY 40504





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