Those who book all 6 courses at once will receive (upon successful completion of the courses and paperwork) their first years´ membership within the ADTB free of charge (saving £35). Students are also welcome to book each course one by one.
Each individual is different. Some people may have a lot of spare time on their hands and may complete the courses in a matter of weeks. Others may be in full time employment, have a home and family to look after and have very limited spare time.
However, it has been known for students to come back after 10 years and expect to carry on. This is not possible as we update the courses each year.
The maximum time allowed to complete all 6 courses is one year.
The cost of each course is stated alongside the course description on the ADTB Courses page. The total cost is £195. Participants can either enroll to undertake the full set of courses and receive their first years membership free or, enroll for each course individually.
Participants receive a diploma for each course they undertake and complete a successful test paper. Those people who go on to become an ADTB APPROVED INSTRUCTOR receive a second diploma stating that they are an ADTB Approved Instructor, plus (if asked for) a letter of reference.
It may surprise the reader to discover that there is actually no governing body in the UK regarding Dog Training. What is available at present are various organizations who offer courses at different levels with very varied prices.
People who are interested in taking Dog Training courses should shop around and try to find a course which will suit their individual needs offered at a price to also suit. The ADTB is now in it's 18th year and is generally regarded as one of the most highly respected canine organizations in the UK. We keep abreast of all incoming changes and will gladly embrace any rulings which may be imposed by the government in the future to protect dogs and insist on qualification of Trainers.
Jenni is available within 24 hours to receive and answer emails, Please do not hesitate to contact her.
Is it possible to see any comments from people who have completed the courses?
I have been training dogs for more years than I care to think about. These days experience counts but clients want to know that you have the theory and understanding behind that experience. This is where the courses run by the ADTB come in, apart from giving you structured information they also draw on that experience and test that you have taken on board the knowledge at a suitable level. You can follow these courses at your own speed, the time scale is in your hands. I can highly recommend these courses.
DearJenni. I have just finished reading "What makes Dogs Tick" for the 5th time. I've made my whole family read it too.
It's really well put together and really makes you realize just what you have to consider as a dog owner for the benefits of your dogs health, and the different responsibilities as a dog trainer. I am really happy with the insight it has provided so far and just wanted to say thank you.
I would like to give my opinion on the ADTB courses. Since starting them in September I have completed the first two courses and have been very impressed. Initially I was slightly worried that they might be too academic for the likes of my good self to get my head around but actually I have found them to be extremely thorough and detailed with loads of practical tips and interesting course material. Lots of support is on offer if it is needed. I am looking forward to continuing to the next level in the near future and I would heartily encourage anyone who is considering taking the plunge to DO IT!
I'm Malcolm Hewitt I started my ADTB courses in early May 2005, I have just finished the Gold course and I am being assessed on Friday 4th November, 2006 at my own club PAWSITIVE DOG TRAINING which I started in June with my Daughters help. Regarding the courses they are very well laid out and the information is brilliant. I have learnt so much and I thought I knew a lot about dogs before. Also with Jenni in charge you feel it´s like a one to one basis she is so helpful.
Malcolm and his daughter are now fully Approved ADTB Instructors