Becoming a Trainer

APDT Recommended Reading List

The following is a list of resources for anyone who aspires to be a...
Choosing a Trainer

What to Expect When Working with a Trainer or Attending a Group Class

Once you’ve done your homework and found a trainer that you like, what happens...
Choosing a Trainer

Why Do Trainers Use Food When Training?

1. What do Rewards Have to do with it? It’s poetic to think that...
Choosing a Trainer

What are Some of the Common Myths About Dog Training?

With the wide variety of dog trainers available and the differing skills and educational...
Choosing a Trainer

Understanding Training Equipment Options

Collars & Harnesses Collars and harnesses serve several purposes: 1) They can provide important...
Choosing a Trainer

How to use the APDT Trainer Search

The APDT’s mission is to promote caring relationships between dogs and people by educating...
Choosing a Trainer

Dominance and Dog Training

PDF Version The use of dominance and pack theory in explaining dog behavior has...
Choosing a Trainer

Can I Train My Dog Just Like They Do On TV?

Reality TV versus Real Life Have you seen the program “The Biggest Loser”? This...
Becoming a Trainer, Choosing a Trainer

Everything You Need to Know About Trainer Certifications

What Do All Those Letters After Everyone’s Names Mean? When you use the APDT...