05 Aug '11, 3am

AVA sets up panel for dog trainers accreditation

AVA sets up panel for dog trainers accreditation

SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has established a panel to accredit dog trainers. They will train dogs that that are assessed to be potentially dangerous, a requirement since November 15 last year. The Panel for the Accreditation of Dog Trainers (PADT) comprises experts from both the public and private sectors. It will accredit dog trainers based on an established training syllabus with a focus on basic obedience and social interaction. AVA's chief executive officer, Tan Poh Hong, said that the training objectives are to ensure that owners can maintain control of their dogs at all times and that the dogs are comfortable in a public environment and hence not react aggressively. Applications will open from August 5 and close on August 19. Dog owners can refer to AVA's website at

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