Join APDT Australia

We offer membership to people interested in dog behaviour and training who agree and accept our Mission and VisionIf you consider joining us, you should read more about our direction for Trainers here.

Member Benefits

All members receive:

  • discounted conference fees and access to workshops, seminars, webinars, and other educational activities presented by respected local and overseas experts 

  • electronic subscription to the APDT Australia Click! magazine published three times a year

  • membership in the APDT Australia members-only Facebook Group 

  • opportunities to network with other APDT Australia members and industry professionals 

  • discounts from APDT Australia’s retail partners, including access to insurance products tailored to your
    business needs 

  • access to APDT Australia’s library of books, eBooks, DVDs and other educational resources 

Choose your Membership level:

Accredited Professional Dog Trainer 

Membership $70 per year

As an Accredited Professional Dog Trainer, you receive in addition to the Member Benefits:

  • voting privileges to guide the future of the Association 

  • vetting privileges to ensure that the membership reflects the best practice in the dog training industry  

  • use of the APDT Australia logo to promote your business 

  • a listing in the Trainers Directory so that the public can quickly locate your services 

  • your choice of a hard or soft copy of the Click! magazine.

To join as an Accredited Professional, we ask you to check your credentials against the Accreditation List on the application page and provide a copy of your qualification certificates.

Professional Dog Trainer

Membership $65 per year

As a Professional Dog Trainer, for a membership fee of $65 per year, you receive in addition to the Member Benefits:

  • use of APDT Australia’s logo to promote your business

  • a listing in the Trainers Directory so that the public can quickly locate your services

  • your choice of a hard or soft copy of Click! our quarterly magazine.

To join as a Professional Dog Trainer, we ask you to choose an Accredited Professional Dog Trainer from our referee list to support your membership.Select the button to take you through the process to join.

Volunteer Dog Trainer

Membership $60 per year

As a Volunteer Dog Trainer, you must be a force-free dog training club member and receive, in addition to the Member Benefits:

  • voting privileges to guide the Association’s future. 

To join as a Volunteer Dog Trainer, we ask you to choose an Accredited Professional Dog Trainer from our Referee List to verify your membership in a force-free dog training club. This referee will attend your club to verify its status as a force-free dog training club.

Pet Care Professional 

Membership $60 per year

A Pet Care Professional is not a dog trainer but earns all or part of their income from dog-related occupations such as veterinary services, grooming, walking, daycare, boarding, allied health and nutrition.

 

You receive all the Member Benefits.

Associate Member

Membership $55 per year

As an Associate Member, you may be a dog trainer who does not hold qualifications or a dog owner who may be actively seeking further education about science-based training.

You receive all the Member Benefits.

Student Member 

Membership $35 per year

As a Student Member, you are a current student of a registered training organisation offering certificates, accreditation, or qualifications in force-free positive training/+R or another dog-related speciality defined by the APDT. For reference, the APDT accepts these qualifications and credentials.

You receive all the Member Benefits.

To join as a Student Member, we ask you to provide a copy of your course enrolment.

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When you become a member of the APDT, you must abide by the Code of Ethics. You may be expelled if you do not observe them. Tick to show you will abide by these ethics. 

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Student Member $55 per year

Student Members receive conference and event discountd of 15% and receive our Click newsletter online. Student members participate in our member benefit program.

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