The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Australia is a forum for trainers and anyone involved with dogs to communicate and exchange ideas regarding pet dog training and behaviour.
APDT Australia provides educational and networking opportunities including a newsletter, sharing of resources such as videos and books, an annual conference and workshops. Our annual conference features speakers who are experts in their fields.
Building Better Trainers Through Education.
Stance on Shock and Prong Collars
Letter to POCTA (pdf - 53Kb)
UK Article on TV Dog Trainers
Anti Dominance Article (pdf - 292Kb)
American Veterinary Science of Animal Behaviour Position Statements
The Bateson Report
The Bateson Report (pdf - 2.4Mb)
The Bateson Report Letter
The Bateson Report Letter (doc - 32.5Kb)
ACAC Report Media Release
RSPCA Australia Discussion Paper on Puppy Farms
RSPCA Puppy Farm Discussion Paper (pdf - 2.6Mb)
The vision and mission statements are adopted with permission from APDT USA.