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Annual Conference Saturday 2nd April 2016 ... (details)
We are delighted to announce that Dr Anne McBride will be
discussing the 'Development of Fear' a subject not to be missed
as fear is at the root of so many teaching & behaviour problems.

A choice of four Teaching Workshops 3rd-5th April 2016
Sun (one-day) 'Reactive v Responsive' or 'Manhunt'
Mon/Tues (two-days) 'Instructing Skills' or
'Scent-based Fun & Potential' ... (details)

Practical Instructors Course Saturday 23rd-30th July 2016
... all about dogs and teaching people, good food, new friends
... an established course with really worthwhile awards ... (details)

A Practical Instructors Course is also being arranged over
Easter in Guernsey, subject to numbers, please 'contact us' urgently
if you would be interested

Pet Dog Training Instructors (PDTI) was founded in October 2005, as a not-for-profit organisation, with the aim of providing practical and assessment opportunities for Instructors and Advisors who provide (and training for those wishing to provide) companion training services for pet dog owning families.  

2010 saw the PDTI formally register as a company, limited by guarantee, promoting education further and supporting continued professional development



These popular residential courses are run annually for both experienced and new Instructors and Advisors. New and prospective Instructors (with a love of dogs and a desire to help people) are able to gain practical teaching experience in a safe and friendly learning environment, whilst the more experienced are able to gain assessment awards to reflect the higher levels of their practical instructing expertise.  more...


A separate and optional theory programme was launched in 2010, aligning to the practical awards.
Starting with Level 1 'Responsible
Dog Care' through to Level 5
'Canine Training & Behavioural Management'. We worked in partnership with Harper Adams University (2010 - 2014) and we would like to congratulate the 14 Advanced Members who graduated on gaining the Level 5 Diploma and also to the 26 who gained their Level 4 certificate in Canine Behaviour & Training 

For more information, please see also 
Overview of Courses. In addition, all PDTI courses provide evidence for, and support the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI)  more...


According to national meetings held over the last few years between the various canine industry, professional, veterinary and charity organisations, formal qualifications and professional memberships are suggested as a likely requirement for all Instructors and Advisors in the not too distant future.  

The PDTI now provides graded membership, learning opportunities and assessment awards to meet the expected standards for any future registration.  more...