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2009 Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show

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Oakland/San Francisco, California (map)
October 21 -25, 2009
Marriott Oakland City Center

REMINDER! Online registration closes on October 16th at midnight PST. On-site registration will be available.

If you are a Dog Trainer, a Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, Animal Behaviorist, Shelter Staff or just plain LOVE DOGS, the 2009 APDT Conference will provide cutting-edge information invaluable to your profession. Continuing education units may also be earned toward certification renewal.

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The 2009 conference promises to be an educational adventure you’ll long remember, providing up-to-date behavior studies, training methods, business development, health and nutrition sessions and much more.  Presenters gathered from across the country will share their tales of exploration and expertise in interesting, interactive and informative ways that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.  Visit the Exhibit Hall to enjoy demonstrations, explore educational materials and other products, network with other professionals and catch up with old friends.

Important Hotel Information: Please visit the Hotel and Travel page for updates on hotel room availability.


Complete schedule of events.

Event Details and Policies

Events details and policies.


Special events and highlights.


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If you're a "local," we encourage you to post photos of all the fun things to do in San Francisco and Oakland to our new 2009 conference Flickr page. You can also view and post your own photos from last year's event at!


List of 2009 speakers.

Travel and Hotel

Travel and hotel information.

Order a CD-ROM of the conference!

Exhibitor Information

Don't miss the opportunity to present your products and services at the APDT 16th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show


Information about sponsors.

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