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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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The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Announces 2013’s Best Behaved Dog

March 14th, 2013

After nearly a month of public voting, January’s APDT National Train Your Dog Month Facebook contest finds this year’s Best Behaved Dog Greenville, SC, March 14, 2013 — The votes are in and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is excited to announce Hayllo, the 4-month-old Siberian Husky, as the winner in their search…

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The Association of Professional Dog Trainers Promotes the Benefits of Crate Training

December 1st, 2012

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) recommends dog crates as a means for safe and effective training and transporting. Greenville, SC, December 1, 2012 — Mychelle Blake, President and CEO of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is pleased to announce the APDT’s position statement on the appropriate use of crates for puppies…

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Cincinnati Area to Welcome Nearly 1,000 Dog Trainers for Annual Convention

October 9th, 2012

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) holds their annual conference and trade show October 17-21 in Covington, KY for the first time. Greenville, SC, October 9, 2012 — Mychelle Blake, President and CEO of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is pleased to announce their Annual Conference and Trade Show will be in…

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Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Invites Owners to Upload Dog Training Videos for Review & Eva

September 20th, 2012

Greenville, SC, September 20, 2012 — Dog owners can conveniently have dogs in-training reviewed by professionals, no matter their location. The APDT, an organization of more than 6,000 professional dog trainers, is pleased to now allow students to submit videos online for evaluation. Great for pet owners who do not live in an area with…

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Animal Farm Foundation Extends Grant Program to APDT’s C.L.A.S.S. program

September 20th, 2012

Registered Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) students can now submit videos of dogs in training for review and evaluation by APDT professional dog trainers Greenville, SC, September 20, 2012 — The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is pleased to announce the Animal Farm Foundation now accepts Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) ®…

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APDT Rally Transitions to Cynosport APDT Rally

August 13th, 2012

Greenville, SC, August 13, 2012 — The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is pleased to announce the upcoming transition of the APDT Rally program to the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA). The program will be known as World Cynosport® APDT Rally during the transition period. The APDT Board of Trustees is very excited…

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