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Foundation Course One and Two


Our foundation course is for people who have little or no experience of dog training instructing.  Due to high demand we run two foundation courses each year.  They are exactly the same course, the only difference is the dates.

Foundation One

If you choose to enrol on the first foundation course your first residential weekend will be on Thursday (evening) 11th April until Sunday 14th April 2019.

Your second residential weekend will be Thursday (mid-day) 29th August until Sunday 1st September 2019

Foundation Two

If you choose to enrol on the second foundation course your first residential weekend will be on Thursday (evening) 30th May until Sunday 2nd June 2019.

Your second residential weekend will be Thursday (mid-day) 28th October until Sunday 1st November 2019 (date TBC).

What does the foundation course include?

  • Learning Theory - Understanding how a dog learns
  • Class planning – venue, exercises, equipment
  • Presentation - delivering your message in a professional way
  • Communication - how to make sure that what you say is understood by your clients
  • Challenging dogs and owners and how to deal with some common problems in class
  • Equipment - what is available, what should you recommend (or avoid) and why
  • How to teach various exercises - basic exercises explained, and how to progress them
  • Diet - basic understanding of what dog’s need, and how to understand commercial food labels
  • Teaching the disabled owner - how to adapt exercises to the physical needs of your clients
  • Body language – how to understand what the dogs are telling us
  • Business basics
  • Clicker training – the why’s and wherefore’s
  • The dog's health and how it may impact on your clients and your class
  • Ethics
  • Punishment – you need to be aware of how this works even though we do not use punitive or aversive methods
  • Fun and games for class

Cost (for both weekends): £1395 per student, including accommodation and meals. Discount (£250) on the Foundation and Advanced courses for Association Pet Dog Trainers' Member or their Assistant.

Venue:   Moulton College, Northampton

Foundation One T & C’s

  • I wish to apply for the Dog Training Instructor’s course (Foundation One – Thursday (evening) 11th April until Sunday 14th April 2019 and Thursday (mid-day) 29th August until Sunday 1st September 2019) and enclose a non-refundable deposit of £250.
  • I understand that I must pay the complete fee (£1395) by 11th March 2019, 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 Association Pet Dog Trainers 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
  • Once we have received payment you will be sent a registration form.
Foundation One

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Foundation Two T & C’s

  • I wish to apply for the Dog Training Instructor’s course (Foundation Two – Thursday (evening) 30th May until Sunday 2nd June 2019 and Thursday (mid-day) 28th October until Sunday 1st November 2019 (date TBC) and enclose a non-refundable deposit of £250.
  • I understand that I must pay the complete fee (£1395) by 30th April 2019, 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 Association Pet Dog Trainers 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
  • Once we have received payment you will be sent a registration form.
Foundation Two

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you wish to pay today
£
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