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COURSES OVERVIEW

APDT Pet Dog Training Instructors’ Courses 

 

 Our instructors’ courses consist of two long weekends (Thursday – Sunday).  In 2024 we will be offering a Foundation, Advanced and a Part Two online, and a Foundation, Advanced and Part Two residential course at Moulton College, Northampton.  

After each weekend you will receive homework in the form of essays which will need to be completed by a given due date.  You must join online/attend Moulton College on both weekends, submit your homework assignments and read the required books, to complete the course.

Once you are registered, we will send you the course reading list.  We ask you to complete the reading list by the end of the second weekend, but some – like learning theory books – will be particularly useful in answering your first weekend’s homework.  Access to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Students’ Library is included in the course fee, you just have to pay postage to return the books.

We have a FAQ’s section on our website which should answer all your questions, but if they don’t please email  

 

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We always ask for feed-back from our students; scroll down the page for some of their comments.

 

 

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.

What do you get for your course fee?

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Tuition from experienced Association of Pet Dog Trainers members

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Support from tutors both in and away from class.

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Maximum 25 students per class

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Opportunity to meet, talk to and work with like-minded people.

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Homework – this is an important way to consolidate what you have learnt, highlight any gaps in your understanding and encourage you to ‘read around’ the subjects.

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Access to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Student Library from registration until the end of your course. You just have to pay return postage

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Facebook and email support while on the course and for as long as you need afterwards

Where are the courses held?

 

Our residential courses are held at Moulton College in Northampton.

Our online courses are delivered via Zoom

Reviews from our 2023 Students

‘I had a brilliant time – thank you so much!’

‘The course was a safe space to learn.’

‘All the tutors are very encouraging, helping with confidence boost and making sure we were getting everything right.’

‘It was both inspiring and humbling to learn from tutors with such a wealth of knowledge.’

‘Over both weekends everyone was so welcoming and the experience has been so positive that I will definitely be signing up to the Part Two course.’

‘All the tutors are great and make you feel so supported and I felt very comfortable asking any questions.’

‘I liked how supportive the tutors and other students were – my confidence has grown massively.’

“Structure of weekend was great – felt like I got enough out of each session without being completely overwhelmed with information”

‘Such kind and understanding tutors, a brilliant, no pressure, encouraging environment.’

‘The practicals were great – I learned a lot and felt free to learn by doing and making mistakes.’

‘Approachable tutors.’  ‘Interesting topics.’  ‘Excellent content.’

‘Many thanks to all the tutors for being so informative and making the sessions fun.’

‘I really liked how all the tutors cared about the students; about how they were feeling.’

‘The tutors were all enthusiastic and passionate about the topic.’

 ‘I have really loved the APDT curriculum. When I speak to people in the industry who haven’t been through the course, I don’t think they understand how thorough it is.’

‘Awesome weekend! Great people! Thank you, again!’

‘Thank you, tutors, for your time in presenting the course. You always seem to be relaxed and yet I know how much work must be involved in keeping it all on track. ’

‘I wasn’t looking forward to doing homework, but it was helfpul for cementing information – I actually enjoyed it! Feedback was really useful. ’

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.