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Dog Training

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Welcome

The APDT is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1995 to promote training skills that improve the welfare of dogs and the competence of dog owners.

About Us

APDT members undergo a rigorous assessment of both theoretical and practical knowledge and are committed to using kind, fair and effective training methods when teaching dogs and their owners. All members work in accordance with a Code of Practice which prohibits them from using aversive training methods.

The APDT promotes training skills and techniques based on up-to-date, researched methods that are in keeping with modern learning theory.

Members provide education (via pet dog training classes and one-to-one lessons) to the dog owning public.

The APDT support and cooperate with other organisations in any activity that will add to the body of knowledge of canine training and behaviour, and offer information and courses to educate our members, subscribers and the general public.

DOG TRAINERS

DOG OWNERS

APDT Courses

FOUNDATION COURSE

Our Foundation Course is for people who have little or no experience of dog training instructing.

PART TWO COURSE

Our Part Two course is for people who have successfully completed the Foundation course.

ADVANCED COURSE

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

COURSES FAQ's

FAQ's and Information to help you make an informed decision about which course is right for you.

Registered at Companies House number 11212860