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APDT Foundation Offers Three Members Scholarships to Richmond Conference

September 11th, 2017

Mary Buck, Trudy Garvey and Elizabeth Maupin have been selected by the APDT Foundation Board as recipients of the APDT Foundation Annual Conference and Trade Show Scholarships for 2017. The scholarships allow APDT members to attend the conference who may not otherwise have the funds available to do so. The scholarship covers the registration fee…

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Kristine Hopkins is Named Blue-9 Pet Products Working Dog Scholarship Recipient

September 11th, 2017

The Blue-9 Pet Products Working Dog Scholarship is awarded annually to a certified instructor of a working dog program, a handler of a certified working dog, or volunteer handler of a certified police, military, government agency, professional detection, or Search and Rescue K-9. The Blue-9 scholarship is handled through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers…

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APDT Awards 2017 Member of the Year

September 11th, 2017

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) will present Irith Bloom with the 2017 Member of the Year Award at the 24th Annual APDT Educational Conference and Trade Show in Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 18-21. The Member of the Year Award honors APDT members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, passion and professionalism, and dedication for advancing…

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APDT Awards 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

September 11th, 2017

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) will present Patricia McConnell with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her leadership and substantial volunteerism within the association during her 20 years of membership. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors APDT members who have made outstanding contributions to the association and the dog training industry throughout their careers. McConnell…

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January is the APDT’s National Train Your Dog Month

December 16th, 2016

Start 2017 on the right paw with the APDT’s National Train Your Dog Month, which celebrates dogs and stresses the importance of canine training among pet professionals as well as modern families with four-legged members. Education is the APDT’s core mission. National Train Your Dog Month is our version of a public service announcement and…

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Washington State Trainer Joins APDT Board of Directors

December 12th, 2016

Lisa R. McCluskey, BS, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, has joined the board of directors of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). An eighth position was recently added to the board and McCluskey was appointed to serve a three-year term that will begin Jan. 1, 2017. McCluskey “enthusiastically strives to teach others about humane training and behavior…

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2016 APDT Annual Conference Experienced a 23% Increase in Attendance Rate

October 24th, 2016

Practical content, various networking opportunities and a prime entertainment destination proved an irresistible combination as 707 professional trainers, speakers, exhibitors and guests converged on Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 12-15, for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers’ 23rd Annual Conference. The meeting offered over 30 hours of continuing education in diverse and relevant areas of professional training,…

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APDT Awards 2016 Member of the Year

September 13th, 2016

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) will present Bill Hatherley with the 2016 Member of the Year Award at the 23d Annual APDT Educational Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 12-15, 2016 The Member of the Year Award honors an APDT member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, passion and professionalism, and…

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APDT and Dogwise Award Scholarships to Four Members

September 13th, 2016

Four APDT members committed to careers in the professional dog training industry and shelter programs received scholarships from the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Dogwise during the APDT’s 23rd Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now in its 16th year, the APDT annual scholarship program awards financial support to further the educational training of…

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APDT and Blue-9 Award Scholarship

September 13th, 2016

Blue-9 and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers will recognize an APDT member committed to careers in the professional dog training and working dog industry  by presenting the Blue-9 Working Dog scholarship from the APDT and Blue-9 during the APDT’s 23rd Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Congratulations to Deputy Kristi Bridgman with King County Sheriff’s…

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APDT Launches Call for Speakers for 2017 Annual Conference

April 19th, 2016

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers announced that the 24th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show are now accepting speaker applications for the 2017 Annual Conference. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2016. Interested professionals should review the guidelines at https://apdt.com/education/presenting/conference/seminars-and-workshops/ Presentations are usually 1-2 hour sessions, which must include PowerPoint presentations. Workshops are…

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Conference Keynote Speaker to Share Positive Training Skills and Techniques

February 15th, 2016

Professional trick dog training is a rapidly growing part of the pet industry. Sara Carson and her side-kick, Hero, will share their positive training skills and techniques when she delivers the keynote address at the Association of Professional Dog Trainers’ 23rd Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Carson has been training dogs for well over…

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