ABDT 2018 Conference

Saturday 1st September 2018

The first of the ABDT annual conferences will be held at The Westerwood Golf And Spa Resort G68 0EW Cumbernauld.

For those of you wondering what the conference will be like the agenda is available below. As an organisation designed for everyone, we wanted to provide a variety of talks on different subjects designed to be interesting to both dog owners and dog professionals.

We are delighted to have the awesome Blake Rodriguez as our guest speaker!

We also have so fabulous items for the raffle, so we're really excited about our first conference and hope you are too.


Time Event
9:00 am Coffee and arrival.
9:30 am Welcome and arrival.
9:45 am Break and rolls.
10:00 am Michael Emans - A dog's purpose.
10:30 am Andy Condie - Dog walking as a profession.
11:00 am Carol Suttenwood - A Philosophical View.
11:30 am Ant Tears - Mistakes I made as a dog owner.
12:15 pm Break for lunch
1:30 pm Blake Rodriguez - Key note.
2:30 pm Joe Irvine - Why dog training is not necessary.
3:00 pm Trish Bowerbank - Look! Listen! Lead!.
3:20 pm Michael Emans - Law and legislation.
3:30 pm Raffle.
4:00 pm Q & A with the board.
4:50 pm Roddy Kirk - Closing comments.