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Chronicle of the Dog Wins Dog Writers Association of America Special Interest Publication Award

February 11th, 2019

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is pleased to announce its quarterly membership magazine, Chronicle of the Dog, has won the category “Annual, Special Interest, Or Any Other Subject” (magazine) through the Dog Writers Association of America annual writing competition. APDT Board Director Sandy Modell accepted COTD’s Maxwell Medallion during DWAA’s annual Writing Competition…

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Conference Keynote Speaker to Share Thoughts on “Understanding Animal Behavior”

February 6th, 2019

Renown animal behaviorist Temple Grandin, Ph.D., will be the opening keynote speaker for the 26th annual APDT conference set Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Portland, Oregon. Her talk on “Understanding Animal Behavior,” will delve into the subject matter she has researched and studied throughout her nearly 50-year career that began with a degree in psychology at…

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Nick Hof Becomes Chair of APDT Board of Directors in January

January 7th, 2019

Nick Hof Becomes Chair of APDT Board of Directors in January Nick Hof, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, KPA-CTP, CSAT, will take the reins of leadership from Megan Stanley on January 1 as Megan concludes her year as APDT Chair to transition to her next position as Immediate Past Chair. And in doing so, the board will say…

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Fire Up Your Social Media Networks During APDT’s National Train Your Dog Month

January 7th, 2019

Fire Up Your Social Media Networks During APDT’s National Train Your Dog Month We are one week into the APDT’s National Train Your Dog Month (NTYDM) for January. The month-long event stresses the importance of canine training among pet professionals, as well as families with four-legged members. Education is the APDT’s core mission, and NTYDM…

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Animal Behavior College and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers form Strategic Alliance to Build Better Trainers

January 7th, 2019

                                                                              Animal Behavior College and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers form Strategic Alliance to Build Better…

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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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