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  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Declares January "National Train Your Dog Month!" (12/15/09)
    The APDT announces new annual campaign to promote the benefits of positive training and socialization to create a healthy relationship between dogs and their owners.
  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers "Building Bridges" in Dog Training Education in Oakland/San Francisco! (10/12/09)
    Annual conference to feature top dog trainers, behaviorists, veterinarians and other dog care professionals to discuss the latest updates and trends in dog training and behavior.
  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Announces Award Winners for 2009 (09/09/09)
    Five Individuals Recognized for Excellence in the Field of Dog Training and Behavior
  • Incorporating Pet Safety into Your Everyday Life (06/19/09)
    In recognition of June 2009 as National Safety Month, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) urges dog owners to consider the role of training in keeping their pets safe. Positive dog training techniques can make everyday safety situations, as well as emergencies, into easily handled situations for you and your dog.
  • Training Dogs with Positive Methods Can Decrease Dog Bites (05/18/09)
    In recognition of National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23, 2009), The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) reiterates our belief in training dogs using positive and humane methods. Recent research has shown that the use of aversive training methods can increase aggressive behavior from dogs. The APDT urges dog owners to work with professional trainers schooled in the latest scientific research to create a healthy, happy dog and a safe household.
  • APDT Professional Dog Trainers’ Advice for the New “First Dog” (04/13/09)
    The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the largest educational and professional association for dog trainers in the world, congratulates the President and his family on their new canine addition. We asked our members to provide their top tips for training and living with a dog in the White House (or any house!)
  • New Year, New Dog! APDT Professional Dog Trainers’ Advice for New Dog Owners (01/12/09)
    Most dog trainers experience a rush of new clients at the beginning of every year. Even President-Elect Barack Obama and his family will be welcoming a new arrival soon! Whether you’ve brought home a new puppy or an adult dog, it’s important to start off on the right foot to create a happy and harmonious relationship. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) asked their members to provide their top recommendations for new dog owners.



  • APDT Hires New Executive Director (2/23/06)
    After a national search, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Inc. has hired Richard E. Spencer to lead its association in its mission to promote better pet dog trainers through education.



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