Advanced COURSE

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

If you choose to enrol on the Advanced course, your first weekend will be on:  

15 April (evening), all day 16, 17 and 18 April 2021

and your second weekend on:

15 July (afternoon and evening), all day 16, 17 and 18 July 2021

Please note: because of the ongoing and changing situation with Covid 19 courses for 2021 will be held online, via Zoom.

What does the Advanced course include?


Body language – how to understand what the dog is telling us


Clicker training – teaching novel behaviour


Training vs behaviour – where does training stop and behaviour start?


Creating Competent Trainers – Learning Cycle


Health of the dog and how it may impact on your clients and classes


Avoiding burnout


Punishment – you need to be aware of how this works, even though we do not use punitive or aversive methods


Progressing exercises and proofing the cue – taking it to the next level and ensuring the dog really understands


Diet and effects on behaviour – ‘you are what you eat’ and so is your dog


Training the assistance dog – fun exercises for dog and owner


Breed specific challenges – understanding the need for different approaches


Reviewing the class – are your classes the best they can be?


Challenging dogs and owners and how to deal with some common problems in class


Teaching the disabled owner – how to adapt exercises to the physical needs of your clients


Business planning

Cost (for both weekends) is £975 There is a discount of £150 available for APDT Members or their Assistants.

Online classes via Zoom

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Please read the T&C below before booking, thank you.

Once the deposit payment is complete tick “Return to Merchant” and you will be taken directly to the application form.

Terms & Conditions

A non-refundable deposit of £250 is required with your booking. You will be directed to a registration form once you have completed payment via Paypal and clicked “Return to Merchant”. The remaining balance is due one month before the start date of your course.

By applying for one of our courses you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions here:

* I understand that I must pay the complete fee (£975) by 15th March 2021.

*  I understand that the £250 deposit is not refundable.

* I understand that no fees will be refundable after the deadline dates outlined above.

* I agree to abide by the Association Pet Dog Trainers Code of Practice: whilst on the course.

* I have read the FAQ’s regarding the course:


APDT Courses


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


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


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


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