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The Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Welcome to the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, otherwise known as the CAPPDT!  Canada’s ONLY national professional association for those who love training dogs. 

We are a professional association for dog trainers. Some of us enjoy teaching others to train their dogs. Some of us are avid trainers of our own pets and others are up-and-coming trainers.  CAPPDT is proud to be an association that welcomes members from varying backgrounds, working together to further the betterment of dogs and dog training through continued education and shared resources.  We pride ourselves on being all-inclusive, welcoming dog trainers from all approaches with a thirst for knowledge and a willingness to share.

No matter what your occupation if you love dogs, and want to learn more about training, you’ve come the right place!


Did You Renew Your Membership?

Membership Renewal was due on April 1 2017. Due to technical problems with the website, the renewal notice was sent late, so the grace period is extended to May 15 instead of April 30.

Renewing Members, please click Join Online in the left menu and enjoy our simple renewal process. If you do not wish to change your information from last year, fill out only the first four fields. When you select Renewal in the fourth field, you will get a new field with the option "Is your information the same as last year?" Simply choose yes, and you'll be able to jump right to the verification and payment information.

To change any information, you must complete the entire form. To renew by mail, start with Become a Member at left, then download the mailable membership form in Word or .pdf.

Memberships and new emailed certificates are still processed in batches by hand, so we appreciate your patience at this busy time of year.