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The APDT Foundation Auction

Attending the APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show in Hartford, CT in October? The Marriott Hartford Downtown has graciously donated a 4 night stay with proceeds to benefit the APDT Foundation.

The gift certificate is good for four nights between October 14, 2014 and October 20, 2014. Package includes four certificates for breakfast for two at the hotel's Vivo Seasonal Trattoria restaurant, and two tickets to the famous Mystic Aquarium (transportation to the aquarium is not included).

For more information on the Association of Professional Dog Trainers' annual conference, visit Go to our auction page to start bidding!

Bidding begins Friday, July 18 at 12 p.m. Eastern and ends at Friday, July 25, at 12 p.m. Eastern.

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.

Canine Social and Psychological Development 07/01/2014 08/04/2014
The Genetics of Canine Behavior 07/18/2014 08/07/2014
Aggression and the Law: What Trainers Need to Know 07/24/2014 08/14/2014
Dog Training 101: What All Beginning Trainers Should Know 08/13/2014 09/16/2014
Must Love Cat & Dogs! Working with Canine & Feline Clients 08/21/2014 09/24/2014
Training Beyond the Technical: the OMIT program (An APDT Hybrid Course) 09/16/2014 10/24/2014
Finding the Courage: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Dog Training Business (An APDT Hybrid Course) 09/17/2014 10/24/2014

APDT eLearning

APDT eLearning

Upcoming live APDT eLearning courses and recordings from our archive. 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.

Be sure to check out our FREE eLearning listings.

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APDT Education and Training

2014 APDT Educational Conference and Trade Show

October 15-18, 2014

Hartford, CT
Connecticut Convention Center

Travel and Hotel

Marriott Hartford Downtown
Attendee Rate $175

Hilton Hartford
Attendee Rate $160

Submission forms to present at future conferences


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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.

Trade Paperback, $24.95

Ebook, $13.95