Pet Dog Training Instructors

PDTI members at Harper Adams UniversityPet Dog Training Instructors (PDTI) was founded in 2005, and formally registered in the UK as a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee in 2010. Our aim is to support Instructors and Advisors who provide, or wish to provide, companion dog training services for pet dog owning families. Our whole training and teaching ethos is to promote self-motivated continuing professional development (CPD), to encourage science-based learning, expand personal dog-training skills and develop a deeper understanding of related behaviours.

The PDTI has well-established itself over the last ten years or so, with its annual awards course, teaching workshops, educational events, theory programme and finally, with a membership system using increasing grades to recognise practical, assessment and educational achievements of individuals. By helping our Instructors be the best they can possibly be, it enables them to support the dogs and families who come to them for help, in the most positive, successful, enjoyable and rewarding manner possible.

Latest and Exciting PDTI News

Our next National Conference is taking place on Saturday April 22nd 2017 with Professor Daniel Mills. With three important key topics to increase your understanding of dogs, this should not be missed. More information…

Our next Practical Instructors Awards Course is booked for Saturday 22nd - Saturday 29th July 2017. This year, with slight adjustments to the levels, we further promote the application of instructing skills to the role we play in educating dog owners and handlers. A full week of talking dogs and teaching people, with the bonus of good food and the opportunity to make new friends. The course is well established and respected, proven beneficial for building teaching confidence and offers really worthwhile awards through daily practical assessment for all Instructors and Advisors from introductory to advanced. More information…

Our popular teaching workshops include ‘Instructing Skills’, ‘Advanced Skills & Problem Solving’, ‘Running Young Puppy Sessions’, Reactive v Responsive, & Scent-based workshops including Manhunt, ‘Nose work’, ‘Fun & Potential’. If you would like to host one in your area, please do not hesitate to contact us

Current bookings: Please act quickly as places are limited
Scent and Nose work fun day near Hitchin, Herts Sunday 20th Nov 2016. NOW FULL More information…