Association of Pet Dog Trainers

2007 APDT Conference

Highlights

Below are some event highlights. This page changes frequently so be sure to check back often.

Wednesday, October 24
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Welcome Reception

Be sure to join us at our Welcome Reception on Wednesday from 6:00pm - 7:00 pm.  Join friends and colleagues, share “tales”, enjoy good company.  A good time will be had by all!

Thursday, October 25
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

The Exhibit Hall features a variety of companies showing the latest in doggy products, services, and information. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor, contact our conference office, toll-free 866.570.9967.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Thursday, October 25 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, October 26 11:30am - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 27 11:30am - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday, October 26
Wet-Labs

Each Wet Lab demonstration has a limited number of registration slots, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Registration cost for each lab is $25.00.

1:30 – 3:00 PM  (Limit 50)
 “Pssst! Have you heard?” -  New Training and Behavior Products from Premier Pet Products

What will they think of next?  Come see the latest in toys, fashion, training tools and behavior products from Premier. Have you seen the Easy Slip and the Top Notch Harness?  Or the new Clik Stik?  What’s a Manners Minder?  A Kool Dogz?  How might you use these tools in your practice? Get updates on what’s new and hints on what’s in the works.  Your clients and customers will thank you!  Participants will receive samples and coupons for Premier products.

3:15 – 5:00 PM  (Limit 50)
“Treat & Train Dogs to Mind Their Manners” -  Premier Re-Introduces a Versatile Remote Reinforcer

Dr. Sophia Yin’s Treat & Train has become a highly coveted training tool.  Come and see the updated version from Premier, called the “Manners Minder.”  We’ll talk about the basics of using it to reduce barking, jumping and other unruly behaviors.  And, we’ll explore other creative ways it helps dogs and their owners.  Participants will receive a discount coupon for the product.

Saturday Night Social Event   8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
APDT Saturday Night Northwest Live

Prepare yourself for another great night of APDT entertainment and a great dance band!  The APDT Variety Half-Hour-Or-So will feature Westie the Farm Collie and Buttercup the Golden in "The Princess Bitch,"an embarrassing -- and barely recognizable-- remake of an old favorite, The Princess Bride.

Will Westie ever come when called by Buttercup?  Can the Angry Spaniel find the double-dew-clawed dog who neutered his sire?  Will Buttercup be forced to marry the evil prince and live unhappily ever after?  Will our actors and actresses be able to pull this off?  Discover the answers to these questions -- and much, much more -- on Saturday night.

  • Scaling the Hierarchy of Insanity.
  • Battling Rotties of Unusual Size.
  • Fencing with an Angry Spaniel. 
  • Puppy love has never been a snap.

Doors open at 8:00 entertainment begins at 8:30! 
No admittance fee -- cash bar.

 

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