The conference was held in Hartford, Conn. on October 15-18. Almost 900 training professionals and pet care specialists attended and participated in educational opportunities for a combined total of more than 75 assorted seminars, panel discussions, workshops and day-long certification classes.
APDT Scholarships and Dogwise Shelter Scholarships were also awarded. Don Hanson was honored with the APDT Member of the Year Award and Karen Pryor was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Hartford community and neighboring animal advocates also attended the APDT Foundation Auction and Reception where they could bid on collected items to raise charitable funds to support the foundation’s mission to provide funding for canine behavior and training research.