Our Foundation course is for people who have had little or no experience of dog training instructing.
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?
Learning Theory – Understanding how a dog learns
Class planning – venue, exercises, equipment
Presentation – delivering your message in a professional way
Communication – how to make sure that what you say is understood by your clients
Challenging dogs and owners and how to deal with some common problems in class
Equipment – what is available, what should you recommend (or avoid) and why
How to teach various exercises – basic exercises explained, and how to progress them
Diet – basic understanding of what dogs need, and how to understand commercial food labels
Teaching the disabled owner – how to adapt exercises to the physical needs of your clients
Body language – how to understand what the dogs are telling us
Clicker training – the why’s and wherefore’s
The dog’s health and how it may impact on your clients and your class
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
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)
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.
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.