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APDT membership brings a variety of benefits for dog trainers and others interested in the behavior of pet dogs. Thousands of trainers discovered that joining the APDT is an excellent investment. About the APDT

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NOTE: Certain titles, such as CPDT-KA, are official certifications displayed in the APDT Trainer Search initial list of results. Those must be verified and entered by the APDT office once your application is complete.

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Please choose your APDT Chronicle of the Dog delivery option. Professional Premium and Professional members have the option to save $10 off their membership by choosing the digital edition only. Supporting members may choose to also receive the hard copy edition for an additional $10.00.

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Please note, referral by another member is NOT a requirement for APDT Membership.

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By clicking the 'Submit' button, I agree that I have read and do hereby support the APDT Mission statement and Code of Professional Conduct and Responsibility.

I also agree to represent myself with only the membership level that I am currently listed as.  If I change my membership status, I must change how I list my membership on all marketing materials, web sites and email signatures as well as use the correct logo for my membership level. I agree to use the APDT logo correctly and within the parameters allowed in the licensed use agreement.

I agree to list any certifications and degrees that I have correctly on my website, trainer search entry, and marketing materials and to list the certifying body and/or accrediting institution. I will not list myself as "APDT-certified," or use the initials "APDT" after my name to denote a certification.

I understand that APDT membership rests with the individual and not with a company, organization, or association. Individuals may not share a membership.

Membership fees are not refundable or transferable for any reason.

I understand that I will periodically receive emails from the APDT advertising products and services from the APDT, and information on basic association news.

I represent that there has been no adverse action taken against me in connection with any convictions as outlined in the Code of Conduct.


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