Are You Ready for National Train Your Dog Month – January 2014?

October 8th, 2013

Greenville, SC, October 8, 2013 — For the fourth annual National Train Your Dog Month, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers will promote training the family dog with everyday manners – the behaviors found in the APDT’s Canine Life and Social Skills program!

The APDT will offer a variety of free webinars to the public with tips and tricks for teaching the “basics” – sit, down, stay, wait, coming when called and walking on a loose leash. We will also focus Facebook chats for the public on these topics to help promote taking your dog to a basic training class and understanding how your life with your dog can be enhanced by knowing these behaviors.

The APDT has several contests set up:

Training Testimonials Contest
We’re looking for short – no more than one (1) minute –video clips that feature testimonials about how training your dog improved both your life and your relationship with your dog. This contest is open to the public, from everyday dog owner to full-fledged dog trainer. We’re looking for clips that let the public better understand the value and benefits of training your dog. We will choose three winners who will each receive a $25 Visa gift card. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014. Additional information and guidelines can be found online at www.trainyourdogmonth.com/testimonials.
Be sure to check out www.trainyourdogmonth.com and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AssociationofProfessionalDogTrainers.US. As always, we have customizable marketing materials to download, free webinars for the public on a variety of subjects and sample press releases you can use to promote your business and the APDT’s National Train Your Dog Month.

Headquartered in Greenville, SC, the APDT is a non-profit, professional association of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. The association offers education for trainers online and through an annual conference. The association’s Web sites are www.apdt.com, www.mydoghasclass.com and www.trainyourdogmonth.com. The APDT was established in 1993 by Dr. Ian Dunbar and maintains a membership of nearly 6,000 members around the world.

About APDT: Founded in 1993, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of nearly 6,000 trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. APDT’s primary mission is to represent and advance the dog training profession through education and advocacy while increasing public awareness of dog friendly training techniques. www.apdt.com

Mandy Roberts
Marketing, Communications & Project Manager
Email: mandy.roberts@apdt.com

The APDT works with Matrix Partners for our public and media relations: Ashlee Gonigam 773-414-4521, agonigam@matrix1.com