ok….. if you have never taken part or been invoved with the association then i don’t know how you can be so sure of how they work. but thats obviously your opinion so thats fine. from my experience and fellow trainers and behaviourists i worked with and have watched, being in the a.p.d.t is only a posiItve thing. they want kind fair and effective training classes for dogs and owners, none of the old school harsh forceful methods. how thats a bad thing, i dont know!