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Canine Life and Social Skills

Canine Life and Social SkillsDeveloped by the APDT based on input from both dog owners and non-dog owners, shelter workers, and professional dog trainers, C.L.A.S.S. benefits pet owners, dogs, and everyone in the community!

Train Your Dog Month

Train Your Dog MonthAPDT members around the U.S. are planning events on their communities to promote National Train Your Dog Month in January, as well as to promote the benefits of training throughout the rest of the year.

APDT Community

In order to help facilitate trainer education and professional growth, we provide for our members an APDT online community!

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Dog Trainers

What I've Learned Talking to Dog Trainers

Listen to a free video of Veronica Boutelle's REX, "What I've Learned Talking to Dog Trainers" presentation from the 2013 APDT Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show. Plus a special discount code for more conference recordings!

APDT Online Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

APDT eLearning Certificate Courses

CourseInstructor(s)
Master Presenter Ericka Harney, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA, AFWA Executive Direct
Dog Training 101: What All Beginning Trainers Should Know Sarah Filipiak, CDBC
Advanced Learning Theory Kristina Spaulding

Member-Sponsored Educational Events

One of our membership benefits is the privilege of posting seminar/event information free of charge on this Web site.

Full list of events

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Jul 30 Family Paws Parent Education Conference Raleigh, NC
Jul 31 PetSaver Pet CPR, First Ai and Care Class Lebanon, OR
Aug 13 Helping Dogs That Overreact to Other Dogs Dallas, TX

APDT Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show

2016 Event Information

Date
October 12-15, 2016

Location
Rio Hotel
Las Vegas

News and Updates

Dr. Melissa Bain discusses her presentations at the 23rd Annual Conference

July 20, 2016 - Dr. Melissa Bain discusses her presentations at the 23rd Annual Conference

Victoria Stilwell discusses her presentation at the 23rd Annual Conference

Jun 27, 2016 - Victoria Stilwell discusses her presentation at the 23rd Annual Conference.

Grisha Stewart, M.A., CPDT-KA, KPACTP, discusses her presentations at 23rd Annual Conference

Jun 17, 2016 - Grisha Stewart, M.A., CPDT-KA, KPACTP, discusses her presentations at 23rd Annual Conference.

Dr. Jennifer Adolphe Discusses APDT Conference

Jun 12, 2016 - Dr. Jennifer Adolphe discusses the upcoming APDT conference:

 

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APDT Chronicle of the Dog

Chronicile of the Dog

The quarterly APDT Chronicle of the Dog keeps APDT members abreast of contemporary pet dog training techniques and provides a lively forum for discussion of dog training and behavior issues.

Annual Conference

Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Oct 12-15, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Rio Hotel
Las Vegas

APDT Foundation

The corporation is organized for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

The purpose of the foundation is to raise funds for scientific research and of education  of dog trainers.

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Lexington, KY 40504

Phone

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(800.738.3647)

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