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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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APDT and Dogwise Award Scholarships to Four Members

November 10th, 2015

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 22nd Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas. Now in its 15th year, the APDT annual scholarship program awards financial support to further the educational training of those…

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APDT Annual Conference Celebrates 22 Years This October

May 26th, 2015

May 26, 2015 – One of the leading continuing education events dedicated to professional dog training and behavior will celebrate its 22nd anniversary when the Association of Professional Dog Trainers’ Annual Conference and Trade Show convenes at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 14-17, 2015. The four-day event will offer outstanding opportunities for…

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January Is National Train Your Dog Month

December 28th, 2014

Start 2015 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. WHO: This bark-worthy holiday is the product of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), an  international organization that leads…

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APDT Recaps 20th Annual Conference And Trade Show Successes

November 1st, 2014

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) recently completed its 20th annual conference and trade show, hosted in Hartford, Conn. October 15th to 18th. There, almost 900 training professionals and pet care specialists from 12 countries gathered to attend and participate in the educational and skill-building opportunities, for a combined total of over 75 assorted…

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APDT Honors Two Overachievers

October 20th, 2014

When the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) held its 20th annual conference and trade show in Hartford, Conn. in mid October, two individuals were singled out for special recognition. KarenPryor received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her trailblazing contributions to the science and application of modern, marker-based animal training, better known as “clicker training.”…

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Are You Ready for National Train Your Dog Month – January 2014?

October 8th, 2013

Greenville, SC, October 8, 2013 — For the fourth annual National Train Your Dog Month, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers will promote training the family dog with everyday manners – the behaviors found in the APDT’s Canine Life and Social Skills program! The APDT will offer a variety of free webinars to the public…

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Association of Professional Dog Trainers Announces New Name

August 1st, 2013

Now celebrating its 20th year, the APDT is re-branding itself to better reflect their commitment to education and excellence in the dog training profession. Greenville, SC, August 1, 2013 — The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) has announced a name change to the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, concurrent with a social media and…

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