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March 04, 2010

The APDT NZ Inaugural National Conference

Association of Pet Dog Trainers New Zealand Press Release
March 4, 2010

Dennis Nuberg, Media Spokesperson APDT NZ Inc.

03 382 4437

Debra Millikan , Head trainer- Canine Behavioural school ; and,

Karin Bridge, Director – Get SMART Dogs Sydney and Past President of APDT Australia.

Topics will include, “Humans and Dogs- the story so far”; “Behavioural Problems – mixed messages and mayhem”; “Dog Eat Dog – Why nice dogs do bad things on lead”.

A panel discussion by the three guest speakers will cover what could be called the most relevant dog training issue at present, “Dominance Theory – Mythical or Mighty”

This event is unique in New Zealand and will provide an opportunity to build wider dog trainer networks from around the country. There will be an opportunity to review cutting edge equipment and supplies at the trade show in an independent and positive atmosphere.

The APDT NZ Mission and Vision Statements lead the way in dog training ethical standards. Be a part of this growing society.

APDT 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.

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

APDT is a well established organization in other countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. After many years of support and alliance with APDT Australia it was officially formed here in New Zealand as an independent entity on 1st May 2009.

The APDT NZ “Smarter Trainers, Better Dogs” conference will be packed with up to date information, trade stalls, professionally recognized speakers and many delegates both professional and domestic from throughout the dog world of New Zealand. This is a great opportunity to be part of something exciting right from inception.

More information is available on or contact

Margarette Marshall

APDTNZ 2010 Conference Co-ordinator:


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