About the APDT
The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.
See why thousands of dog trainers have discovered joining the APDT is an excellent investment.
The APDT was founded in 1993 by Ian Dunbar, PhD, BVetMed, MRCVS, CPDT.
To advance excellence in the profession of dog training and behavior consulting.
The APDT created the Code of Professional Conduct and Responsibility to set forth aspirations and guidelines for APDT members of all levels to provide outstanding service and pursue continuing education.
The APDT Foundation was created to help fund research of benefit to dog trainers and behavior counselors.
Official APDT Press Releases and media contact information.
Board members serve for three-year, staggered terms, with three positions opening each year.
APDT Committees and Task Forces help the APDT board and staff with our various programs and services.
Awards, scholarships, and essay contests.
Our award-winning quarterly journal for members.
As Adopted on September 9, 2003 amended August 14, 2013.
Official APDT Administrative Policies
Official APDT Position Statements on a variety of dog-related issues.
As an APDT partner, you’ll experience benefits like cross promoting your organization’s initiatives, conference and event support, PR and media relations support, strengthening your social media fanbase, and more.
- Founded in 1993.
- Members from all over the world.
- Mission: To represent and advance the dog training profession through education and advocacy.