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Having Fun with Your Dog

Canine Intelligence

Dr. Brian Hare
Learn how dogs "see the world." Researchers have learned more about how dogs think and reason in the last ten years than in the past century, and it is an exciting field of research as dogs traditionally have been seen as cute, fun, affectionate and loyal, but perhaps not always as very bright. Researchers have now found that dogs are in fact very smart in many ways, developed from thousands of years of interaction with people. Dr. Hare will also introduce a new service - Dognition - that promises to help YOU understand YOUR dog's unique genius.

Dog Parks

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

Fun Activities for Dogs

Mychelle Blake
Looking for some new ideas on how to keep your dog occupied while you're away from home? Or want to find some activities that you can do with your dog during your "off hours?" This webinar will cover how you can keep your dog's mind and body engaged in appropriate activities (rather than destroying your house out of boredom!) as well as the many options available to dog owners today to do with their dog such as dog sports, therapy dog work, and more!

Activities to do With Your Dog

A tired dog is a good dog, and fortunately, there are several fun activities in which to participate with your dog.

Give Your Dog a Job: Service, Assistance, & Therapy Dogs

Allie Phillips
Does your dog have what it takes to be a therapy dog? Are you looking for your own service dog? Do you know what the differences are between the two? How about an assistance dog? This webinar will walk you through understanding the differences what each of these terms means, as well as the legal implications and requirements.

Got C.L.A.S.S.? Canine Life and Social Skills for Pet Owners

Ann Allums
Wish your dog was better trained so that you could take him more places? Looking for something else fun to do with your dog? C.L.A.S.S. is a three-level evaluation for students to demonstrate the real-life skills of their dogs, as well as a knowledge assessment of the students' understanding of basic dog handling and care. C.L.A.S.S. advocates the use of reward-based training. Positive, reward-based training minimizes the use of punishment and is fun for both owner and dog! Dog owners can earn a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. for their dog in this program created by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Treibball: Rolling Out Better Companions!

Casey Lomonaco
Treibball is a growing sport, with a number of venues in the U.S. hoping to offer competition Treibball events in the near future. But what does Treibball have to offer those who are not interested in competing? What does it have to offer people who are just wanting to improve their dog's behavior in a way which is fun for both the two and four-legged members of the training team? Treibball is not only a fun sport, but it is a great game to play while teaching your dog more reliable behaviors. This webinar will discuss Treibball as a fun solution to every day training problems faced by many dog owners.

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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