Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia
As members of the APDT we thought we'd share with you what they are all about and why you should choose a dog trainer that is a member of the APDT and upholds the vision they have for pet dog training of the future.
Please check out their website for more about them - www.apdt.com.au
Aims and Objectives
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.
To enhance the human-dog relationship by educating trainers, other animal professionals and the public and advocating dog-friendly training.
All dogs are effectively trained through dog-friendly techniques and therefore are lifelong companions in a relationship based on mutual trust and respect.
Code of Ethics
As a member of APDT Australia Inc. I shall:
- Perform services to the best of my ability within the guidelines of this code of ethics.
- Employ only humane, dog-friendly techniques in the training of dogs.
- Actively reject the use of harsh, physical, psychological, coercive and aversive methods in the training of dogs (including the use of electric shock collars and/or pinch/prong collars).
- Make the welfare of the dog of primary importance.
- Be honest and trustworthy.
- Treat all dogs with respect.
- Do no harm.
- Promote responsible dog ownership.
- Actively pursue ongoing education in order to provide a service based upon sound scientific principles and current best practice.
- Promote a positive human/canine relationship between owner and dog.
- Work at developing and applying positive methods of dog training.
- Provide a service of the highest standard within the limit of my skill, knowledge and ability.
- Respect the confidentiality and privacy of clients.
- Not advertise myself as a member of APDT Australia Inc. without prior approval of the Association.
- Not represent myself as a spokesperson for APDT Australia Inc. without prior approval of the Association.
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