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COURSES OVERVIEW

APDT Pet Dog Training Instructors’ Courses 2022

 

Our instructors’ courses consist of two long weekends (Thursday -Sunday).  We are offering a Foundation, Advanced and a Part Two online, and a Foundation and Part Two residential course at Moulton College.

After each weekend you will receive homework in the form of essays which will need to be completed after each weekend.  You must join online on both weekends and submit your homework, 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 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 will answer all your questions.

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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 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 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 2021 Students

Just would like to add how great the course is! The tutors are excellent and always approachable with any questions you may have.”

“It is obvious all the instructors are truly passionate about dogs and all animals as well as enthusiastic about training new students to work with owners to ultimately make it a better world for all pet dogs.”

“A huge thank you to all involved for their time and commitment. Such a friendly, approachable and professional team whose enthusiasm for their profession shines through.”

“Very welcoming and friendly instructors who organised the course very well”

“I’ve absolutely had the BEST time on these courses and they’ve helped me so much.”

“Once I got the hang of Zoom I relaxed and stopped stressing about being in charge of my own IT. I found using the computer upstairs and the tablet downstairs meant I didn’t have to unplug the equipment and move it around, which worked well for me”

“The course was extremely informative and well delivered in a way which puts the students at ease. I love the fact the tutors are so passionate about both their own dog business and the desire to create new dog trainers with similar passions.”

“Humour, friendship, support, information, detail, all lent itself to knowing I chose the right course and excited to participate in the next few years of training”

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

“Spending time with people who had the same goals and views as myself and could talk about dogs all day! 

I loved it!”

“Fantastic quality of lecturing from all lecturers – Conveyed information exceptionally well, at a manageable pace; Kept lectures interesting; Patient, approachable and responded well to all questions”

“I thought all the tutors on the Foundation were excellent, thank you! Their depth of knowledge, experience and passion is awe-inspiring!”

“Instructor knowledge was great”

“Lots of useful information”

 “Thanks for a great course – it’s made me really excited for my future!!”

“All the tutors on the course are APDT members, so you can be sure that the information you are given is based on positive, reward-based methods, in keeping with the APDT code of practice.”

“The instructors were very knowledgeable and the presentations were well structured and of a high standard”

“I was initially a little worried that I might be the least experienced participant but I quickly felt as ease with the group and able to ask questions. I appreciate the time and professionalism of all the tutors we met and how well organised the course is.”

“All Tutors were lovely – huge amount of knowledge and expertise and absolutely no judgement from anyone and I was instantly made to feel comfortable to ask questions”. 

“I found each talk fascinating and informative and I learnt a lot”

“I liked all the tutors and found them approachable, extremely knowledgeable and helpful”

“I can’t really fault the course, it dealt with every aspect so thoroughly and clearly.  It left me wanting more and raring to learn more.  It consolidated and developed my knowledge so far whilst making it clear that I have a huge amount still to learn and a long way to go. Huge thanks!”

“I cannot believe how much I learned on the course.  Really looking forward to coming back for the Part Two”

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.