For a number of years we have been pleased to accept overseas members in the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. This required the Association to confirm appropriate standards of training. However, recent events have led us to conclude that it is no longer practical to do so.
New overseas membership will no longer be accepted.
After careful consideration we have decided that with effect from May 2010 current overseas membership will end. This decision was taken with some regret as we are aware that we have many overseas members who are very good trainers and who adhere to our Code of Practice in their teaching methods. However, it is simply not possible to properly monitor members who reside overseas.
It is our view that the best option is for you to join with other trainers in your country in order to set up your own Association or Group to encourage the same standard of Kind, Fair and Effective dog training that the Association seeks to promote. To this end, we will be more than happy to share our Code of Practice, Assessment System and Complaints Procedure with you and offer whatever support we can to help you establish your own group.
You can, of course, become a Subscriber to Association of Pet Dog Trainers and receive the Newsletter, which will keep you up to date with news and articles from the UK.
With our sincere apologies for any disappointment and inconvenience this decision may cause.