SADTC, based in South Africa, is THE Dog Training College! Although several other such institutions may exist, SADTC should ALWAYS be your first choice when deciding to either train (or board) your dog/dogs, or when considering a career in dog training!
Although I may have attended University (for more then a few years) and received a few degrees in Zoology, I always felt that the more practical component was lacking, not to mention the shortage of enthusiasm displayed by many a lecturer. Unlike University however, that was most definitely NOT the case when I enrolled for the Instructors Course (Basic Home Obedience) presented by Chris and Christine. I am happy to report that this course far surpassed my expectations!! Chris and Christine are not only experienced presenters, but their enthusiasm is positively contagious! The study material presented to us was comprehensive, well laid out and easy to understand. The atmosphere was always relaxed and the course was presented in an informal manner – I never once felt out of place or too uncomfortable to ask a question. The practical tasks, though challenging, were exciting, fun to partake in, and highly rewarding!! This was without a doubt the most interesting and insightful course I have attended!!!
I believe that SADTC can be described as being: Successful, Accomplished, Driven, Tenacious, and Compassionate!! Not only do they care about the welfare and emotional state of all the dogs trained with them or boarded in their kennels, but they also care about every handler. I like to think of them as family, because I always feel at home in their company – they are always understanding, helpful and supportive.
Simone van Tonder