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 NEWS

PDTI Instructors Awards Course July 2024

Our 18th annual residential Instructors Awards Course is running this year from Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th July 2024. This course is designed to provide professional recognition for all who provide Companion Dog Training and Behaviour services. Teaching skills are assessed at four experience levels from introductory to advanced, within a practical-based, supportive peer-group environment. Please see the events page for more information.

The PDTI also runs teaching workshops around the country for clubs and individuals, such as ‘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’. If you would like to host one our popular workshops in your area, please do not hesitate to contact us.