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The APDT Foundation

The APDT Foundation

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide funding for applied scientific research on dog training and behavior and to further increase the knowledge base of the dog training profession.


The corporation is organized for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds for scientific research and support the development of educational programs for dog training.

Board of Directors

Jill Marie O'Brien, CNWI , CPDT-KA, President

Khara Criswell, MA, CPDT-KSA, CNWI, Vice President

Amber Burckhalter, CNWI, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CMT, Secretary

Jon Luke, Treasurer

Allan Bauman, CPDT-KA, Trustee

Barbara Long, Trustee

For more information about the APDT Foundation, visit their website at

For inquiries regarding the APDT Foundation, please email


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