Join APDT Australia

We offer membership to people interested in dog behaviour and training who agree and accept our Mission and VisionIf you are considering 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 

  • subscription to APDT Australia’s quarterly magazine Click! 

  • membership of APDT Australia’s 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
    business needs 

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

Choose your Membership level:

Accredited Professional Dog Trainer 

As an Accredited Professional Dog Trainer, for a membership fee of $70 per year, you receive in addition to the Member Benefits:

  • voting privileges to guide the future of the Association 

  • vetting privileges to make sure that our membership reflects the quality and the best in the dog training industry  

  • 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 an Accredited Professional, we ask you to check your credentials against the Accreditation List and provide a copy of your qualification certificates.

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Professional Dog Trainer

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.

 

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Volunteer Dog Trainer

As a Volunteer Dog Trainer, you must be a member of a force-free dog training club. For a membership fee of $60 per year, you 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 of a force-free dog training club. This referee will attend your club to verify its status as a force-free dog training club. 

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Pet Care Professional 

As a Pet Care Professional, you are not a dog trainer but earn all or part of your income from dog-related occupations such as veterinary services, grooming, walking, daycare, boarding, allied health and nutrition. For a membership fee of $60 per year, and you receive all the Member Benefits. 

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Associate Member

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. For a membership fee of $55 per year, you receive all the Member Benefits. 

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Student Member 

As a Student Member, you are a current student of a registered training organisation offering certificates, accreditation, or qualifications in force-free positive training, or another dog-related specialty. For a membership fee of $35 per year, and 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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