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Member/Certificant Announcement

September 10th, 2018

Member/Certificant Announcement The leadership of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) are pleased to announce the adoption of a Standards of Practice, a unified code of conduct, and code of ethics. Strong professional ethics, education, and expertise within…

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APDT Board Announces 2018 Lifetime Achievement Honoree

September 5th, 2018

Pat Miller has been named the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers Board of Directors. She will be recognized during the opening keynote address at the 25th APDT Education Conference and Trade Show Oct. 17-20 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors APDT members who have made outstanding…

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Conference Keynote Speaker to Share Thoughts on “Sticky Situations”

April 16th, 2018

Conference Keynote Speaker to Share Thoughts on “Sticky Situations” Dog trainers are often asked tough pet-related questions from friends, family and the community, and they’re counting on your advice to help. Join highly regarded professional dog trainer, Jean Donaldson when she shares her advice, “25 Scripts for Sticky Situations,” as she delivers the opening keynote…

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APDT Foundation Now Accepting 2018 Grant and Poster Proposals, Scholarship Applications  

February 21st, 2018

APDT Foundation Now Accepting 2018 Grant and Poster Proposals, Scholarship Applications   The APDT Foundation is now accepting proposals for grants to conduct research in a field related to behavior analysis, ethology and cognition. There will be up to five grants awarded at $1,500. More information and a complete outline of the grant proposal process can…

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Fire Up Your Social Media Networks During Train Your Dog Month

December 6th, 2017

Fire Up Your Social Media Networks During Train Your Dog Month It’s December already, so that means in just a few days it will be the start of APDT’s Train Your Dog Month (TYDM), which celebrates dogs and stresses the importance of canine training among pet professionals as well as modern families with four-legged members….

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Canadian Megan Stanley Becomes Chair of APDT Board of Directors in January

December 6th, 2017

Canadian Megan Stanley Becomes Chair of APDT Board of Directors in January After two years under the leadership of Robin Bennett of Virginia, the APDT Board of Directors will look to Megan Stanley, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, in the role of chair, beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Megan, from Calgary, Canada, served the past two years as vice-chair….

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APDT Board of Directors Welcomes Easter, Patrick; Bids Farewell to Burckhalter, O’Brien

December 6th, 2017

APDT Board of Directors Welcomes Easter, Patrick; Bids Farewell to Burckhalter, O’Brien The APDT membership recently elected two new people to the eight-member Board of Directors: Fanna Easter and Mark Forrest Patrick. Their terms will begin Jan. 1, 2018. They will replace outgoing board members Amber Burckhalter and Jill-Marie O’Brien. Besides Fanna and Mark, the…

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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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