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Common Training and Behavior Problems


Barking problems are among the most common complaints that dog owners have. Why do dogs bark?

Dog Bite Prevention

One of the best ways to help with dog bite prevention is proper socialization and training of puppies and dogs.

Destructive Chewing

Dogs chew for a variety of reasons. The main ones are teething, boredom, and separation anxiety.

Hooligans! Living with Canine Teenagers

Teoti Anderson
What happened to that cute, obedient little fluffball you brought home? If your little sweetheart has turned into a hooligan, you're probably dealing with a canine teenager. Learn what is normal and what to be concerned about, tips for making life easier with a rambunctious adolescent dog, and how to get help if needed.

House & Crate Training

Teoti Anderson
A crate, if introduced and used properly, is a wonderful tool. It can help keep a puppy safe and shelter an injured dog from additional harm. It can also significantly help with housetraining. In this live webinar we'll cover the basics of crate training and how to achieve housetraining success. Bring your questions!

Crate Training

A crate can be an invaluable tool for teaching a dog to eliminate outside of the house, and is one of the quickest ways to help housetrain a dog.

Choosing a Crate

Use our chart to help give you an idea of what size crate to buy for your dog.


Housetraining Basics

Teoti Anderson
Housetraining is a common challenge for dog owners, so if you're having trouble teaching Fido to eliminate outside, you're not alone! This webinar will cover practical solutions you can use to housetrain your dog, whether it's a puppy or an adult dog. We'll also go over typical challenges, and warning signs that your dog may have a physical problem and not a housetraining problem.

See also: Housetraining

Loose Leash Walking

Gail Fisher
Want to take your dog for a pleasurable walk—but it turns out not to be a pleasure? This webinar will delve into the reasons dogs pull on leash, how your dog views the leash, and what your dog thinks of your roll at the other end of the leash. You'll learn simple strategies to teach your dog not to pull.

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Melissa Bain, DVM
Separation anxiety can be devastating to owners and their pets. These dogs panic and can display some very disturbing behaviors, including destruction, escaping, and elimination in the house. Additionally these animals can severely injure themselves. This talk will summarize some of the problems, and give you some tips in help your pets through this problem.

Socializing Your Puppy Right

Ariana Kincaid
Did you know that it is equally important to "vaccinate" your puppy against behavior problems as it is to vaccinate him against disease? Help your puppy build resistance to developing fear and aggression in adulthood by learning how to socialize him safely, early and effectively. We'll break down everything you need to know about puppy socialization.

The Importance of Socialization

Socialization is important to the overall well-being of your dog because it will provide him with the ability to develop skills to cope with new experiences in a positive way, therefore reducing your dog's stress.

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.

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