APDT Foundation Class
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers APDT Foundation Class is the next level in training for your dog after Life Skills.
As with all our classes there are a maximum of four dogs per class meaning you get the most out of your time in class. This also prevents it from being too stimulating for your dog and enables them to learn better. As well as allowing for more one on one tuition.
What the course covers
All our training focuses on real life training. We are moving dogs on from the introduction of these behaviours covered in Life Skills and starting to apply them more in real life scenarios.
You and your dog will progress with routine training (lead work, recall, drop and leave etc.) as well as bringing in brand new games to build on your relationship and make sure you have fun with your dog!
New exercises are introduced to further self-control for your dog and to boost their confidence. You’ll learn new tricks as well as behavioural modification techniques to help your dog cope with real life problems.
The end of the course involves an assessment to monitor ability levels and if your dog passes you will receive a bronze Positive Pet Training medal and APDT Foundation certificate.
You can then work towards your Silver medal with the APDT Progress class!
All courses are for six classes lasting one hour each.
Written notes will be emailed out following each class detailing the behaviours taught.
Please bring treats (high and low value), a bed, a toy and a chew (stuffed Kongs are great).
And as always no equipment that tightens or hurts your dog. No choke / half choke / prong collars, no slip leads or tightening harness, no haltis / head collars please.
Multiple family members are welcome to attend, including children, as long as they don’t interrupt other dogs’ training and are supervised at all times.
How to book
See dates posted here or on our Facebook Page for our latest APDT Foundation Class dates.
Please contact us (07785 800008 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Or to confirm your spot purchase your ticket here.
You must have passed the Life Skills course with us to progress to the APDT Foundation level.