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 PDTI News

Our next Conference is booked for Saturday 7th April 2018 with yet another inspirational speaker in Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor, international consultant on pet welfare and relationships with owners. He will be speaking about dogs in our society, their thought processes, emotions and interactions, together with an evidence-based approach to addressing problems when things go wrong. More information…

We will be running some more practical workshops in April to make the trip to the Conference even more worthwhile, more news shortly.

We are currently establishing a book library in memory of Chris Bloomfield our late Director and Founder of PDTI. The Bloomfield Library will offer members the loan of books just for the cost of postage. Dave Bain has taken on the responsibility of running the Library and the list with details will be available in the Members Area. Any donation of unwanted books will be appreciated to share with others.

Our next Practical Instructors Awards Course is booked for Saturday 21st - Saturday 28th July 2018. With a full week of talking dogs and teaching people, a bonus of good food and the opportunity to make new friends, the course is well established and respected. It has a proven format with a high student / dedicated tutor ratio, so beneficial for building teaching confidence, whilst earning really worthwhile awards through daily practical assessment for all Instructors and Advisors from introductory to advanced. More information…

If you would like to host one our popular teaching workshops in your area, please do not hesitate to contact us. These include ‘Instructing Skills’, ‘Advanced Skills’, ‘Problem Solving’, ‘Running Young Puppy Sessions’, ‘Reactive v Responsive’, plus a range of ‘Scent-based’ workshops eg ‘Puzzle Solving & Enrichment’ & ‘Exploring your Dog’s Potential’.