Dog Blog

Best In Show

More than 600 professional dog trainers from the US and Canada --and as far away as Great Britain -- traveled to Memphis, TN October 17-20 to attend the 2018 Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Conference. Cardinal Pet Care was proud to be a sponsor of this premier industry event, which gives animal training professionals the opportunity to network and exchange ideas, participate in roundtable discussions, and attend educational workshops that help sharpen their training and business skills.

This year's program featured nationally-known author-trainer Mikkel Becker as a keynote speaker, and included presentations on a wide range of topics, from fear-free canine training to understanding digital technology. Some 50 exhibitors, including Cardinal Pet Care, were on hand to display and demo training-related products.


At Cardinal's booth, our Marketing Director Tom Wien and Sales Director Rick Foster gave away 1,500 free bags of our Pet Botanics and Crazy Dog training rewards during the four-day show.

And not only to human trainers -- some of the giveaways were to four-footed attendees…by popular demand.


In fact, our treats proved quite a hit with canine visitors - which shows why they're such great training motivators.


We also spoke to the many trainers who visited our booth, and came away with a better understanding of how they use Pet Botanics Training Rewards to reinforce canine behavior.

Most of all, we were impressed with all the amazingly smart, well-trained dogs we met at APDT. We hope you enjoy them too!