About Us

Founded in 2009, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers NZ Incorporated (APDTNZ) is a forum for trainers and anyone involved with dogs to communicate and exchange ideas regarding dog training and behaviour as it relates to our Vision and Mission statements.

APDTNZ is dedicated to enhancing the relationship between people and dogs through education in all aspects of pet dog training and behaviour.

Our Mission

To promote human-dog relationships of understanding and trust by offering education in canine behaviour and effective, up to date, dog friendly training methods and skills.

Our Vision

All dogs are effectively trained through dog-friendly techniques and therefore are lifelong companions in a relationship based on mutual respect and trust.

Founding Statement

The aim of the APDTNZ is to give credibility to affiliated members and confidence to the public for all dog related issues by encouraging and supporting the continuing education of members