The APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers), offers a C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills) certification. This is an educational program that is designed to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions. The mission of C.L.A.S.S. is to promote positive relationships through positive training methods.
This approach both develops and safeguards harmonious relationships by maintaining trust with our pet dogs. You and your dog can earn your Bachelor’s (B.A.), Master’s (M.A.), or Doctorate (Ph.D.) by registering and participating in a C.L.A.S.S. evaluation. Successfully completing each C.L.A.S.S. level is like earning an academic degree in real-life skills with your dog!
As a new C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator I can now test you and your dog(s) for all three levels! So get your leashes and lets get to training!