FOUNDATION COURSE

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

Foundation Course 

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

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


and your second weekend on:

5 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 Foundation course include?

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Learning Theory – Understanding how a dog learns

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Class planning – venue, exercises, equipment

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Presentation – delivering your message in a professional way

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Communication – how to make sure that what you say is understood by your clients

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

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Equipment – what is available, what should you recommend (or avoid) and why

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How to teach various exercises – basic exercises explained, and how to progress them

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Diet – basic understanding of what dogs need, and how to understand commercial food labels

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

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Body language – how to understand what the dogs are telling us

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Business basics

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Clicker training – the why’s and wherefore’s

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The dog’s health and how it may impact on your clients and your class

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Ethics

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

Cost (for both weekends): £975 Discount (£150) on the Foundation and Advanced courses for Association Pet Dog Trainers’ Member or their Assistant.

Online classes via Zoom

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Foundation Course 

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: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y23cyUS-hTAyryn0RMkCDDuQ97OTDyz_dCLod-rM8nU/edit?usp=sharing) whilst on the course.

* I have read the FAQ’s regarding the course: https://www.apdt.co.uk/resources/apdt-uk-education/instructor-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.