of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who
are committed to becoming better trainers through education.
The APDT offers individual pet dog trainers a respected and
concerted voice in the dog world. We continue to promote
professional trainers to the veterinary profession and to
increase public awareness of dog friendly training techniques.
APDT members recognize the need for professional certification of dog trainers and took a leadership role in forming the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT). For information on certification and a recommended reading list, click on the Certified Pet Dog Trainers Reference List below.