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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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Certified Dog Trainer to Lead APDT in 2016

January 19th, 2016

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, author and consultant on the subjects of dog daycare, training and off-leash dog play, Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA, will serve as chair of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) throughout 2016. A retired Colonel of the United States Marine Corps Reserves, Bennett has been involved in the pet care industry for…

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Owner and Trainer from Ohio Joins APDT Board of Trustees

January 5th, 2016

Nick Hof was recently elected to serve a one-year term on the APDT board of trustees. Nick is a dog trainer in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the owner and trainer of Paws Look Listen, LLC. Nick is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, Karen Pryor Academy-Certified Training Partner, a licensed presenter for Family Paws, and…

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Attorney from Virginia Joins APDT Board of Trustees

January 5th, 2016

Heidi Meinzer, JD, CPDT-KSA, CNWI, was recently appointed to serve a one-year term on the APDT board of trustees. Heidi is an attorney focusing on animal law and the pet care industry.  She serves on the boards of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies and Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Heidi has her CPDT-KSA and CNWI…

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Trainer from Oklahoma Joins APDT Board of Trustees

January 5th, 2016

Khara Criswell, MA, CPDT-KSA, CNWI, and staff member of The Doggie Spot has joined the board of trustees of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Criswell was appointed to serve a three-year term as the sixth trustee member. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and graduate of the Anti-Cruelty Society’s School of Dog…

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Applications Being Accepted for APDT Foundation Grant Proposals in 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 20th, 2015

Undergraduate and graduate academic research students and academicians are encouraged to apply for one of up to five $1500 grants being awarded through by the APDT Foundation in 2016. Accepted proposals will be selected based on research submitted in a field related to behavior analysis, ethology and cognition. Preference will be given to proposals that…

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