The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) believes it is long overdue to dedicate a month where they can bring awareness to the importance of socialization and training, and most of all, to inform the public that training your dog can be easy and fun!
According to the APDT, January is the perfect month because so many dogs and puppies are adopted or purchased from breeders and brought home during the winter holidays. Their desire is to help these new pet parents start off the new year right with their newest family member.
The APDT is planning a variety of events in January 2012 to celebrate National Train Your Dog Month. They want dog owners to see how simple and fun training can be, and how patience, consistency and a deeper understanding of a dog’s behavior can lead to happier, healthier and harmonious households.
Their goal is to promote using training methods that are kind, gentle and have an emphasis on building a relationship with your dog.
About The Association of Pet Dog Trainers
The APDT has over 6,000 members who are willing and able to assist dog owners who need help with their dogs. We want dog owners everywhere to know that there are solutions to help dogs with behavior problems and there are alternatives to try before giving up your dog. To find an APDT member dog trainer, visit their website.