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APDT Multi-Week Online Courses

APDT Multi-Week Online Courses are designed to provide in-depth education on specific topics. Students will attend weekly lectures, participate in online discussions with fellow classmates, and work on homework assignments. Courses are designed to be challenging and thought provoking, and students who successfully complete the course will walk away with real, tangible, applicable materials and resources that can immediately be applied to their businesses.

Current Courses Offered

Aggression and the Law: What Trainers Need to Know Heidi Meinzer, JD, CPDT-KA, CNWI 03/08/2017 03/22/2017 Laws and Legislation
Top Dog: Lessons from Dog Training for the Entrepreneur Megan Stanley, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA 04/05/2017 04/26/2017 Business, Human Learning
Advanced Learning Theory 201: An Advanced Look at How Animals Learn Kristina Spaulding, PhD. 05/04/2017 06/08/2017 Animal Learning, Behavior (Canine, Other Species)
Grow Your Business Through Community Networking Lisa R. McCluskey, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA 06/13/2017 07/03/2017 Behavior (Canine, Other Species), Business, Human Learning
Covering All Your Bases: How to Legally Protect Your business Heidi Meinzer, JD, CPDT-KA, CNWI 11/01/2017 12/05/2017 Business, Human Learning, Laws and Legislation

Course Highlights

  • Multiple weeks
  • In-depth, specific content
  • View recorded lectures, participate in online discussion, & submit homework assignments each week at your convenience, regardless of schedule or time zone
  • Tangible, applicable results at end of course
  • CEUs + Certificate for Full Students who complete assignments by weekly deadlines. Auditing students do not have deadlines (About Auditing)
  • Auditing option available
  • Certificate VS Certification

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


Date: Oct. 18-21, 2017
Location: Richmond, VA.

Richmond Marriott.
Richmond, VA.

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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