APDT Progress Class
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers APDT Progress Class is the next level in training for your dog after passing the APDT Foundation Class. (If your dog hasn’t gained their bronze medal yet please book in for a Foundation course instead.)
As with all our classes there are a maximum of four dogs per class meaning you get lots of 1-2-1 help during the course.
What the course covers
We continue work started at lower levels of training, increasing distractions, and asking for higher levels of self control with:
- Lead walking
- Door work
As well as adding in brand new behaviours such as:
- New tricks
- Send away
- Scent work
This course asks for a really high level of understanding from you and your dog. The levels required are much higher than that for the Foundation class. We start all behaviours in class but, as with all training, you will need to practice at home to get to the required level in for the assessment.
During this course we really focus on your understanding of the science behind training so that your ability as a trainer rapidly increases! We want you to know how to take these training methods and apply them to elsewhere in your dog’s life!
Week six is an assessment week where dogs will be tested to see if they pass the national curriculum at this level. As always this is relaxed and you can ask questions throughout. Many people need to sit this course twice before passing as there are lots of new behaviours and games introduced.
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 with your dog.
And as always no equipment which tightens or hurts your dog in any way.
Multiple family members are always welcome to attend training classes including children, as long as they don’t interrupt other the other dogs’ training and are supervised at all times.
See our Terms and Conditions here.
How to book
See dates posted here or on our Facebook page for our latest APDT Progress class dates
Please contact us (07785 800008 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Or confirm your spot by purchasing your ticket here.
Your dog must have passed the APDT Foundation Class prior to starting this course.