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

We are excited that another fabulous Practical Instructors Awards Course is just around the corner on Saturday 20th - Saturday 27th July 2019. 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 with a high student / dedicated tutor ratio. It has a proven format, 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…

Our 8th National Conference on Saturday 6th April 2019 & accompanying Workshops on Friday evening 5th April & Sunday 7th April featured two internationally acclaimed Speakers and Practitioners: Julia Robertson and Louise Wilson, to whom we are exceedingly grateful. The theme this year was ‘Mind, Body and Nose!… which certainly inspired us all. The workshops following this event were really well received and we would like to thank our presenters for their hard work and our participants for their support.

We also run 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.