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C.L.A.S.S. — Master's Level

C.L.A.S.S. — Master's Level


C.L.A.S.S., or Canine Life and Social Skills, is an educational program to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions. C.L.A.S.S. is a three-level evaluation for dog owners to demonstrate the real-life skills of their dogs, as well as a knowledge assessment of the owners’ understanding of basic dog handling and care.

Developed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) based on input from both dog owners and non-dog owners, shelter workers, and professional dog trainers, C.L.A.S.S. benefits pet owners, dogs, and everyone in the community!

The three levels of the program are named after human university degree programs: 

  1. B.A. for Dogs™ (Bachelor’s level)
  2. M.A. for Dogs™ (Master’s level)
  3. Ph.D. for Dogs™ (Doctorate level)

The skills in each level vary in the level of difficulty and distractions.

For the M.A. level, dogs are asked to walk past several dogs of different sizes, breeds and genders, to wait in the car before exiting, and to allow the student to handle various parts of their body.

Tuition: $125 (per 6 week session)

Call to sign up!