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Advanced Course


Our advanced course is for instructors with at least one year’s experience of teaching classes.

If you choose to enrol the advanced course your first residential weekend will be on Thursday (evening) 19 April - Sunday 22 April 2018.  Your second residential weekend will be Thursday (evening) 30 August - Sunday 2 September 2018.

The Advanced course includes:

  • Body language – how to understand what the dog is telling us
  • Business basics
  • Clicker training – teaching novel behaviour
  • Training vs behaviour – where does training stop and behaviour start?
  • Learning styles (people)
  • Health of the dog and how it may impact on your clients
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Punishment – you need to be aware of how this works even though we do not use punitive or aversive methods
  • Progressing exercises and proofing the cue - taking it to the next level, and ensuring the dog really understands
  • Stress in dogs and owners - recognising stress, dealing with it and avoiding it
  • Stress in dogs and owners - recognising stress, dealing with it and avoiding it
  • Diet and effects on behaviour - 'you are what you eat' and so is your dog
  • Training the assistance dog - fun exercises for dog and owner
  • Breed specific challenges – understanding the need for different approaches
  • Reviewing the class - are your classes the best they can be?
  • Challenging dogs and owners and how to deal with some common problems in class
  • Teaching the disabled owner - how to adapt exercises to the physical needs of your clients
  • Fun and games for class

Cost (for both weekends): £1375 per student, including accommodation and meals Discount (£250) on the Foundation and Advanced courses for APDTUK members and their Assistants.

Venue:   Moulton College, Northampton

T & C’s

PLEASE NOTE: There are still places available on the Advanced course but a deposit will no longer be taken. The full price of £1375 must be paid to secure your booking.

  • I wish to apply for the Dog Training Instructor’s course (Advanced – 19.04.18 – 22.04.18 and 30.08.18 – 02.09.18) and enclose a non-refundable deposit of £250.
  • I understand that I must pay the complete fee (£1375) by 1 March 2018, and that no fees will be refundable after that date. Euros cannot be accepted, please contact info@apdt.co.uk if you would like to make an international bank transfer.
  • I agree to abide by the APDT, UK Code of Practice whilst on the course
  • I have read the FAQ’s (Available by clicking here) regarding the course
  • If I do bring a dog with me to the course, I confirm that he/she is not aggressive towards people or dogs, is happy to spend time in the car while I am in classes, and understand that I will be responsible for my dog whilst we are attending the course and that he is not allowed off lead in the College Campus’
  • After we receive your payment you will be sent a registration form
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