Update 003 - June 13, 2012
Workshops and Field Studies are filling fast! Register today for early bird
rates and to ensure your spot in the workshop(s) of your choice.
information is posted on the APDT website.
This year's brochure goes
out next week. Can't wait? A flip book version
available on the APDT website.
Whenever we teach a dog to sit instead of jump up, we are creating change. Every
trainer knows it's usually easier to change a dog's behavior than the client's
behavior. If you have struggled to change your clients, your community's shelter
or your own business, join us on Thursday, October 18 for Teaching Old
Dogs New Tricks: Driving Change in Your Life, Community and Beyond.
Thursday's symposium will cover how you can develop and implement successful
change. Symposium Faculty --
Sue Sternberg and
Risë VanFleet -- will guide you through the perils and the pitfalls of
leading change to the point of celebrating a successful outcome.
you want to change the way your community works with animals, revamp your
curriculum or get clients to buy into reward-based training, the symposium will
get you on the path to creating meaningful, lasting change.
Experiential Pet Loss Support Group - Sharing our
goodbye to beloved pets is never easy. We encounter clients, friends and family
who need our help when saying goodbye to a pet.
Enid Traisman, certified grief counselor and director of the
DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, will be facilitating this unique
workshop to help us, as pet professionals, work through our own feelings, and in
the process become empowered to move forward in helping others with similar
the other great workshops. Workshops fill quickly, so register early to
ensure your spot.
Calling all Researchers - Poster Session
APDT is calling on researchers, academic or professional, to submit poster
presentation proposals for our poster session at the conference. We are looking
for research topics that apply to dog behavior and training. It will be an
opportunity for researchers to present their work and to interact with dog
Authors whose posters are accepted will receive free
registration to the conference. The APDT Foundation is
sponsoring two prizes - Best Poster from a Dog Trainer and Best Poster from an
details and to submit poster abstracts >
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will tell you the number of hours from your house to this year's conference.
Find a roommate or someone to share driving expenses with the
The conference, located in Northern
Kentucky/Cincinnati, is less than a day car ride from 60% of the U.S. population
and both conference hotels offer free parking for hotel guest.
car or van, so more can travel together, call one of the following car rental
companies some are offering APDT Conference discount rates. Price shop all of
them - rental rates are different in different regions of the country:
Special APDT Discount use AWD# D006951
are available via the following options:
By Phone 1-800-331-1600
Dollar Rent A Car
Reservations are available via the
By Phone 1-800-800-4000
Reservations are available via the
By Phone 1-800-261-7331
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Reservations are available via the following options:
What Are All Those Border Collies Doing?
to join a fun group, help people, and network all at your first conference? If
so, what do Border Collies REALLY do?
Border Collies (aka BCs) may be
assigned to BC Central helping to pass out conference bags and help with
directions during the Conference. They help with traffic control to the various
lecture halls and workshops. They work closely with the green-shirted staff,
taking room counts or distributing materials or straightening up rooms after
sessions end. In workshops and on field studies, Border Collies may help with
dog handling or bus duty. BCs continue to attend sessions and enjoy
presentations while keeping an eye for opportunities to assist attendees.
We ask that BCs accept at least three assignments, but many are willing to
take on multiple assignments each day.
Border Collies smile a lot and do
their best to help all attendees have a great conference experience. Won't you
join our fun team? Send an email to
APDT@Details2.com to volunteer or to request further information.
Flat Pets Invade the APDT Conference
the APDT Flat Pet Contest! Our first contestant is Flat Pet Lola. She is
actually showing you the view from the Marriot in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati
where the APDT Conference will be held. Behind her is a historic bridge and the
beautiful Ohio River in February. We'd like to feature your flat pet in your
community on our Facebook Page with an opportunity for them to be featured in
the Conference Workbook and in The APDT Chronicle of the Dog.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
along the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, the
shares stories of the struggle for freedom for all U.S citizens.
museum exhibits the compelling drama of the Underground Railroad. a secret
network of escape routes that existed in the years leading up to the Civil War.
One major escape route passed through the region in and around Cincinnati. These
paths were used by escaping slaves fleeing states where slavery was legal; along
the way, they were given food, shelter and guidance by sympathetic citizens.
Easily accessible from Kentucky by crossing the Roebling Suspension Bridge,
approximately ½ mile from the conference hotels. Open 11am to 5pm Tuesday
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