Advanced Obedience – C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills)

C.L.A.S.S. is a 6 week educational program designed to promote training focusing 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 and mutual respect.

Developed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the C.L.A.S.S. program is designed to benefit pet owners and their canine companions, dog trainers and others who work with dogs, animal shelters, and the community overall. In a series of real-life activities through which an owner accompanies his dog, C.L.A.S.S. Evaluators will assess a dog/owner team’s core training skills, with options to test advanced training skills. There are three C.L.A.S.S. levels: the Bachelor’s (B.A.), Master’s (M.A.), and Doctorate (Ph.D.). Successfully completing each C.L.A.S.S. level is like earning an academic degree in real-life skills with your dog.

The Objectives of C.L.A.S.S. are to:

  • Promote reward-based training
  • Strengthen dog/owner relationships through shared activity and fun, positive training
  • Encourage dog owners to participate in ongoing training and activities with their dogs
  • Value the real-life skills of dog/owner teams
  • Educate pet owners in dog behavior

To learn more about C.L.A.S.S., visit the program web site at

Cost: $140 + HST for 6 weeks

Please contact us for the next start date.