The Association of Professional Dog Trainers


Presenting for the APDT

Tips for a Great Presentation

The APDT is pleased to offer opportunities to present at a variety of APDT educational programs and events.

Before submitting, please be sure to review the APDT Body of Knowledge

eLearning Courses

Poster Sessions

  • What is a Poster?
  • Application for presenting a Poster Session
  • Foundation Poster proposals are accepted Feb 1 – July 31, 5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET the same year as the conference
  • Submit abstracts for consideration to
  • Following the APDT Foundation's selection process, invitation letters will be sent out electronically by September 12 of the same year.
  • Applications will not be considered by the APDT Foundation outside of these dates. No exceptions or extensions.

Conference Shorts

  • What is a Short?
  • Online application for Presenting a Short
  • Proposals for APDT Shorts are accepted March 1, 2016 - June 1, 2016 5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET for the 2016 Conference.
  • Applications will not be considered outside of these dates. No exceptions or extensions.
  • We are looking for scientific topics and cover new and timely topics, or have a unique idea for better training classes. A special skill, or perspective, that sets you apart.
  • Your audience will be pet professionals, primarily trainers. This is a volunteer opportunity for any registered attendee who has an interesting topic to share. If you haven't presented at the APDT conference in the past, this is a great way to get exposure as well as for you to be discovered as a future speaker.
  • How Will You Know if You Are Selected?
    All applicants will be notified via e-mail by June 30, 2016 weather you are selected or not. Please keep in mind we receive a large number of proposals and can only select a small number of speakers each year.

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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