Resources & Support:
The Association for Pet Dog Trainers is working hard to develop this program and bring more benefits to you. See the Canine Life & Social Skills
site for more information.
We like that there are clear and specific criteria for moving to the next level. If you are taking a training class, you want to make progress. The evaluated Levels provide you with milestones to celebrate, and next steps to take. Each C.L.A.S.S. series concludes with a mock evaluation, so you can see if you are ready for the next level, and if you are ready for a formal evaluation (if you want one).
Honoring The Dog:
We are delighted with the choice offered the handler as to whether or not a stranger can greet and/or feed your dog. Understanding your dog and making a good call on how others should interact with your dog is part of responsible dog ownership. In C.L.A.S.S., you can practice saying “no” to interactions that are not in your dog’s best interest.