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APDT eLearning Certificate Courses

APDT Certificate Courses are designed to provide in-depth education on specific topics. Students will attend weekly lectures, participate in online discussions with fellow classmates, and work on homework assignments. Courses are designed to be challenging and thought provoking, and students who successfully complete the course will walk away with real, tangible, applicable materials and resources that can immediately be applied to their businesses.

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Canine Hormones: from Molecules to Behavior 02/11/2015 03/03/2015
Aggression and the Law: What Trainers Need to Know 02/19/2015 03/11/2015
The Canine Brain: From Neurons to Behavior 03/04/2015 03/24/2015
Advanced Learning Theory 04/29/2015 06/02/2015
Know Your Audience: Fitting Your Services to Your Community Demands 05/19/2015 06/08/2015
Creating and Teaching Successful Group Classes 06/03/2015 07/07/2015
Dog Training 101: What All Beginning Trainers Should Know 09/02/2015 10/06/2015

APDT eLearning

APDT eLearning

On-demand APDT webinars available from our archives. Learn various aspects of the dog training profession, including learning, behavior, health and nutrition, laws and regulations, business, and general industry topics by professionals from around the world.

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New APDT Executive Director Announced

David FeldnerMar 23, 2015 - We are pleased to announce the new APDT Executive Director is David Feldner, CAE. David has over 18 years of experience in successfully managing non-profit organizations, including communications, marketing, innovative practices, governance, education, conferences/conventions, and keeping the needs of the membership at the forefront. More info >

Registration Open: APDT Annual Conference and Trade Show

We are excited to announce that registration for the APDT Annual Conference and Trade Show, scheduled for Oct. 14-17 in Dallas, Texas is now open.

APDT's New Management: Questions and Answers

The APDT recently announced our decision to partner with the association management company Associations International (AI). We did this to allow us the ability to grow and expand our Core Purpose: To advance excellence in the profession of dog training and behavior consulting.  The board, acting in the best interests of the Association, felt that this change needed to be made.  We have received many questions about the decision, what advantages it offers APDT, how and why it was made, and how it will impact the services we provide for our members. We're doing our best to answer those questions as they come up.  We imagine that the answers in this document will raise more questions.  Please contact us at with any additional questions or comments you have on the change.

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2015 APDT Educational Conference and Trade Show

October 14-17, 2015

Dallas, TX
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201

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The Dog Trainer's Resource 3 - APDT Chronicle Of The Dog Collection

Now Available from Dogwise!

The Dog Trainer's Resource 3 contains the best APDT Chronicle of the Dog articles from the past few years, placing a special emphasis on developing skills in areas where many dog trainers may lack experience, like specialized training protocols and improving business practices for profitability and longevity.

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