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All About Pet Insurance

Katie Grant
Pet insurance is a smart idea. U.S. pet owners will spend approximately $13.6 billion on veterinary care in 2012 according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). The APPA also reports American pet owners spend on average over $700 annually per dog and $500 annually per cat for healthcare expenses. So how do you find the pet insurance provider and the pet insurance plan that's right for you and your pet? This webinar will introduce you to pet insurance along with PetFirst and help you determine what you should consider when shopping for pet insurance for your furry family member.

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.


Shelter Dogs: Good Choice or Bad?

Trish King
You want a new dog, but are unsure about where to get one? Shelters can be great choices, just as long as you do a bit of research and spend some time making sure you're getting the dog of your dreams. During this presentation, we discuss how to choose a puppy or dog, by doing your own quick evaluation.

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.

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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The purpose of the foundation is to raise funds for scientific research and of education  of dog trainers.

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