Associate Member application
Thank you for your interest in joining the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe! We are a global network of dog trainers and professionals, and our vision is to build a world in which dogs are understood, respected and treated with kindness and empathy. All our members are asked to adhere to a Code of Ethics and we would ask that you read this in full prior to applying:

This application form allows us to find out more about you and why you want to join the organisation, and we appreciate you taking the time to fill it in.

The fee for Associate Membership is €68 (£60) per year. It is payable once you have been accepted and is renewed annually in September (members joining on or after 1 January will have membership until August the following year).

Due to the variety of backgrounds of applicants, some of the questions below may not be directly relevant to you. Please answer as fully as possible so we are able to consider your application. Our Board meets virtually once a month, so processing applications can take a number of weeks. Thank you in advance for your patience!
Email address *
Your details
Full name *
Address (include country and postcode) *
Phone (include country code) *
Website (if applicable) *
Date of birth *
Occupation *
Nationality *
Language/s spoken *
Have you read and understood the PDTE Code of Ethics? *
About you
Why are you interested in joining the PDTE? *
What motivates you to work with dogs and people? *
What experiences have you had that will help you relate to your clients, both dog and human? *
Please list any courses or educational experiences you have undergone: *
Who are your influences and inspirations when it comes to dog training? *
Are you a member of any other organisations, groups and communities (dog and non-dog)? If so, please describe your involvement: *
Can you describe a time when you experienced conflict with another person in your professional life and how you resolved it? *
How would your involvement benefit the PDTE? *
Would you be happy to provide a reference if requested? *
Please tell us about your other non-dog related hobbies and skills: *
Your experience with dogs
How long have you been working with dogs and people? *
Please describe the type of work you do: *
Do you teach classes? If so, please describe the structure and what you teach: *
Describe a day in the life of your dog (if you don’t have a dog, describe what you think a dog’s day should include). *
Please include routine, activities, interactions, where your dog sleeps, what they do when you’re out, how long they are left.
What are the most important things to teach a dog? Please list a maximum of four. *
What do you consider to be punishment in dog training? *
What impact can punishment have on dogs? *
Are there any games or activities that you do with your dogs or recommend to clients, and why? *
Are there any specific training techniques or protocols that you use or recommend (eg. clicker, consent training) and why? *
Why might choice be important or relevant to dog training? *
What kind of equipment do you use and recommend and why? *
What would you do if you found yourself dealing with a dog training situation you were struggling to manage or resolve? *
Is there anything else you would like to mention as part of this application?
New members will be welcomed to the PDTE community via our monthly bulletin and Facebook page. We therefore ask that applicants provide a photo to (subject: PDTE APPLICATION: <YOUR NAME>) as part of their application. Please confirm that you have sent this photo: *
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