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Dog Park Information

Dog Park Etiquette

Basic guidelines that should be taken into consideration when bringing your dog to a dog park.

Dog Park Body Language

A helpful guide for understanding how dogs communicate with each other and things to look out for when taking your dog to the dog park.

Pros and Cons of Dog Parks

A compilation of the advantages, disadvantages, and things to think about for communities and/or the individuals to consider regarding dog park development.

What Makes a Good Dog Park

To help you assess your local dog park, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers provides this information to help you decide if a particular dog park is the best option for your dog.

Dog Parks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Article from The APDT Chronicle of the Dog on dog parks.

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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