APDT

APDT

Description

What is the APDT?So often in the past choosing a class has been pot luck. Damage has been done to an unsuspecting pet and owner before they can spot the danger or realise the discomfort it causes their pet. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers was set up in 1995 in order to offer pet owners a guarantee of quality when looking for a training class or a puppy class in their area. All members of the APDT have been assessed according to a Code of Practice.Training dogs has changed a great deal in the last few years. It is no longer necessary, or acceptable, to use harsh methods in training, and the use of gentle, motivational methods are as successful as they are enjoyable to use.Of course, all trainers use slightly different techniques when teaching pet owners to train their own dogs, but all APDT members use methods that are kind, fair and effective....

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  • Course
  • Huntingdon
  • 4 Days

...reducing returns and finding the perfect match for dog and owner. The fee includes all day refreshments, lunch, and course support... Learn about: Dog Handling... More


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  • Short course
  • Hope Valley

...thus gaining valuable practical experience in an everyday, true life setting. They also have the added advantage of being able to come back and discuss... Learn about: Dog Handling... More


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  • Short course
  • Powys And Ludlow
  • 1 Day

...with the help and advice of a veterinarian and other significant members of the canine world. The course will cover everything from safe scene assessment to Primary assessment... Learn about: First Aid... More


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Canine First Aid course in Kempsford
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  • Short course
  • Kempsford
  • 1 Day

...To gain knowledge and skills on canine first aid. Suitable for people who work with dogs and pet dog owners alike. For people who work with dogs and pet dog owners alike... Learn about: First Aid... More


£ 65
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  • Short course
  • Lymington
  • 1 Day

...A great opportunity to enjoy an entertaining and interesting talk and learn even more about canine communication! Registration: From 9.15am – Start 10.00am... More


£ 35
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  • Course
  • Devon
  • 1 Day

...counselling services on veterinary referral and an expert witness consultancy concerning both civil and criminal litigation involving dogs. David has appeared... Learn about: Animal Behaviour... More


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  • Short course
  • South Gloucestershire
  • 1 Day

...To gain knowledge and understanding on Psycho-Neuro-Endocrino-Immunology. Suitable for anyone interested in Psycho-neuro-endocrino-immunology. For anyone interested in Psycho-neuro-endocrino-immunology... Learn about: Animal Behaviour... More


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  • Course
  • Suffolk
  • 2 Days

...their relationship with their dog with the aim of living in harmony, mutual respect and understanding. Work professionally with people & dogs together... Learn about: Dog Grooming, Animal Behaviour... More


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Teachers and trainers (7)

David  Ryan
David Ryan
Instructor

David Ryan was a police dog handler and Home Office accredited training instructor for 26 years. He is an accredited Clinical Animal Behaviourist and the current chair of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. He provides companion animal behaviour counselling services on veterinary referral and an expert witness consultancy concerning both civil and criminal litigation involving dogs. ...

Jane Heritage
Jane Heritage
Tutor

Nick  Thompson
Nick Thompson
Instructor

Nick Thompson runs a complimentary veterinary consultancy in Bath specialising in homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition. He also sees clients through a conventional veterinary practice in London. Nick initially qualified with an Honours degree in Pathological Sciences and a BVM&S from left The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh. He then worked in traditional practice for 7 years. He now lectures at Southampton University on how homeopathy, acupuncture and nutrition can be used in behaviour problems. He runs a practice; Holisticvet Ltd.

Sally  Askew
Sally Askew
Instructor

Sally Askew maintains a busy private canine practice offering a truly holistic way of living with dogs and has been using complementary therapies in her training and behavioural work with dogs for several years. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT No 0398) and GEOTA (Guild of Essential Oil Therapist for Animals) as well as being an Honorary Member of Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE). She is a human Nutritionist and one of only a few non-veterinarians to hold the C&G Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition.

Sheila  Bailey
Sheila Bailey
Tutor

The tutor for this course, is a Certificated Teacher, holding the Post Graduate qualification of Certificate in Education.

Stella  Bagshaw
Stella Bagshaw
Instructor

Winkie  Spiers
Winkie Spiers
Instructor

Winkie Spiers is a member Association of Pet Dog Trainers (00804), Chairwoman & member Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (F036), human & canine Bowen Therapist has studied dog behaviour, training, communication, care and health quite extensively. She has been on many dog related courses, completed a 2 year OCN course (International Dog Behaviour & Training School) and continues to learn and expand her skills. She speaks abroad and in the UK on a wide range of dog related subjects and her first book ‘How to Handle Living With Your Dog’ has recently been published.

History

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers was founded in 1995 by John Fisher to offer pet dog owners a guarantee of quality when looking for a puppy and dog training class in their area.The APDT, UK are proud of the fact that they assess all members according to a strict criteria which ensures they have appropriate skills to teach dog training. They are required to keep their education up to date, and adhere to a Code of Practice. If any member is found to be in contravention of this Code then their membership is withdrawn. There are 'APDT's' in other countries eg USA, Australia and Japan - members of these Associations do not undergo the APDT, UK's assessment and they have a different Code of Practice. If you are not sure which APDT the instructor belongs to please check our website where all UK members are listed.