Therapy Dog Classes:
Many of the skills covered in Canine Life & Social Skills and in the Family Dog Basic Skills Series are foundation training skills for Therapy Dog Teams. Because of this, we recommend the C.L.A.S.S. or the Family Dog Basic Skills Series as an appropriate first class for teams in training for Therapy Dog Certification.
Please let us know, when you register, if you are taking the C.L.A.S.S. Series or the Family Dog Basic Skills Series to help you and your dog work toward Therapy Dog Certification, and please check the requirements of your chosen certifying body for additional skills that may be tested and required. Aspiring Delta Society Pet Partners or Reading Education Assistance Dogs working locally with Angelpaws Animal Assisted Activities & Therapy
may request a 20% Discount Code directly from Angel Paws for any level C.L.A.S.S. Series class, for Walking With Your Dog, for the Family Dog Basic Skill Series and for Therapy Dog Skills class.
C.L.A.S.S. Program Resources & Support:
The Association for Pet Dog Trainers is working hard to develop the Canine Life & Social Skills 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.