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October 21 - 24, 2020
Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky

Representatives from the following countries will be attending the APDT Conference:


Be a Better Trainer. Build a Better Business.

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Come, sit, stay, and learn. The 2020 APDT Conference will offer a variety of opportunities to improve ourselves as trainers, as business people, and as an industry. From amazing keynote speakers to CE classes to ample opportunities to network and participate in peer-to-peer sharing, the 2020 APDT Conference in Covington/Cincinnati is a dynamic event for serious dog-trainers who want to stay at the top of their game.  The conference will take place at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, adjacent to the Marriott RiverCenter and across the street from the Embassy Suites RiverCenter.

Opening Keynote: Alexandra C. Horowitz, M.S., Ph.D.

Photo credit: Vegar Abelsnes

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz is a researcher and professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she teaches seminars in canine cognition, creative nonfiction writing, and audio storytelling. As Senior Research Fellow, she heads the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard, studying the behavior and mind of companion dogs. She has long been interested in understanding the umwelt of another animal, and her research and writing is aimed to answer the question of what it is like to be a dog. She has written four books, including Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, a New York Times bestseller, Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell, and, most recently, Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond.



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APDT is pleased to offer a multi-employee discount on registration fees for groups of 5 or more employees.

To apply for this discount, please contact Member Services at 800-738-3647 or apdt@apdt.com.

Conference Pricing Thru August 3, 2020

(Registration Rate After August 3, 2020)


$520 / ($580) 4 days

$440 / ($500) 3 days

$360 / ($420) 2 days

$280 / ($340) 1 day


$550 / ($610) 4 days

$470 / ($530) 3 days

$390 / ($450) 2 days

$310 / ($370) 1 day


$565 / ($625) 4 days

$485 / ($545) 3 days

$405 / ($465) 2 days

$325 / ($385) 1 day


$645 / ($705) 4 days

$545 / ($605) 3 days

$445 / ($505) 2 days

$345 / ($405) 1 day

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