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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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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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APDT and Dogwise Award Scholarships to Four Members

Nov 10, 2015 - Four APDT members committed to careers in the professional dog training industry and shelter programs received scholarships from the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Dogwise during the APDT's 22nd Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas.


Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show October 12-15, 2016

Oct 30, 2015 - The next Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show will be held on October 12-15, 2016 at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas.

Letter To All APDT Members

August 18, 2015 - Every month, to continue promoting inclusiveness and transparency, members receive this letter from the board. We hope you enjoy this month's update, and as always, every member may reach the entire board at with any feedback. Full Letter >

Update From APDT Board of Trustees

June 10, 2015 - The Board of Trustees met this week at APDT headquarters for both our Board meeting and our yearly strategic review session. We took into our work the thoughts and feedback we have received from members and we are excited to unveil some of the changes inspired by that feedback.

Professional Dog Trainer Joins APDT Board of Trustees

June 1, 2015 - Megan Armstrong, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, owner of Dogma Training & Pet Services Inc. in Calgary, Canada, has joined the board of trustees of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

APDT's New Management: Questions and Answers

The APDT recently announced our decision to partner with the association management company Associations International (AI). 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. Please contact us at with any additional questions or comments you have on the change.

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Dogwise and APDT have been partners in promoting high quality information on dog care and training since the APDT was founded. Dogwise gives current APDT members discounts on retail purchases on line, at dog shows, and at the annual APDT Conference.

All APDT members receive a 10% discountThis discount applies to regularly priced items. Sales and clearance items are excluded. Enter your membership number in your Customer Account information and discounts will be applied automatically as long as your membership is valid. Discounts are taken at final checkout. Thank you for making Dogwise your partner in dog care and training!

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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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