Advanced COURSE

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

Please note: the Advanced course will be held online, via Zoom in 2022

Weekend one: Thursday, 24 March (evening), all day 25, 26, 27 March 2022

Weekend two: Thursday 14 July (evening), all day 15, 16, 17 July 2022

 

Cost: £975

There is a discount of £150 available for APDT Members or their Assistants

What does the Advanced course include?

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

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Clicker training – teaching novel behaviour

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

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Creating Competent Trainers – Learning Cycle

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

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Avoiding burnout

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

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

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

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Training the assistance dog – fun exercises for dog and owner

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Breed specific challenges – understanding the need for different approaches

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

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

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

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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

Book the Advanced course below

1. Please read the Terms & Conditions before paying your non-refundable deposit

2. Click on the ‘Advanced Course Deposit’ button to pay your deposit

3. Once the deposit is paid, tick ‘Return to Merchant’ to be taken to the application form

4.  Complete the Application form

Once we received your deposit and applicatin form, we will confirm your place on the course

 

 

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 11th February 2022

*  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 (https://apdt.co.uk/code-of-practice-apdt/) whilst on the course.

* I have read the FAQ’s regarding the course: https://apdt.co.uk/courses-faqs/ 

 

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.