The Home of Kind,
Fair & Effective
Dog Training

Many of our members are working hard and taking their dog training online to help to support you with your dog at this difficult time.

Even though we are all in isolation, please get in touch with your local APDT member below to find out how he or she can help you with your dog during the pandemic.

Search for a Dog Trainer

You can search by name of trainer or services, e.g. puppy, behaviour, obedience or agility

The Home of Kind, Fair & Effective Dog Training

Search for a Dog Trainer

You can search by name of trainer or services, e.g. puppy, behaviour, obedience or agility

Coronavirus Update

Many of our members are working hard and taking their dog training online to help to support you with your dog at this difficult time.

Even though we are all in isolation, please get in touch with your local APDT member below to find out how he or she can help you with your dog during the pandemic.

Welcome

The APDT is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1995 to promote training skills that improve the welfare of dogs and the competence of dog owners.

About Us

APDT members undergo a rigorous assessment of both theoretical and practical knowledge and are committed to using kind, fair and effective training methods when teaching dogs and their owners. All members work in accordance with a Code of Practice which prohibits them from using aversive training methods.

The APDT promotes training skills and techniques based on up-to-date, researched methods that are in keeping with modern learning theory.

Members provide education (via pet dog training classes and one-to-one lessons) to the dog owning public.

The APDT support and cooperate with other organisations in any activity that will add to the body of knowledge of canine training and behaviour, and offer information and courses to educate our members, subscribers and the general public.

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New – Online Webinars

Zoom webinars now available for members and non members. 

Learn from the comfort of your sofa!

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DOG TRAINERS

DOG OWNERS

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APDT Courses

FOUNDATION COURSE

Our Foundation Course is for people who have little or no experience of dog training instructing.

PART TWO COURSE

Our Part Two course is for people who have successfully completed the Foundation course.

ADVANCED COURSE

Our advanced course is for instructors with at least one year’s experience of teaching classes.

COURSES FAQ's

FAQ's and Information to help you make an informed decision about which course is right for you.