Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
Download the Student Handbook and begin learning about the C.L.A.S.S. program and the behaviors required for each level.
The skills in the C.L.A.S.S. assessment are designed to help your dog navigate the outside world successfully.
Can people under 18 participate?
Yes! Junior handlers ages 12 to 17 can participate provided a parent or guardian is present at the day of the assessment.
How do I find a training class that will help me learn the skills required?
Visit the APDT web site trainer search to find a trainer near you who can assist you with learning how to teach your dogs the required skills for each level of the C.L.A.S.S. assessment.
How do I find an Evaluator?
Visit the APDT web site Trainer Search and use the “Advanced Search” feature to find “C.L.A.S.S. Evaluators” near you. NOTE: This feature will be available in mid-May 2011.
What does the C.L.A.S.S. Program cost?
Visit our registration fees page for details on pricing.
What is the Association of Pet Dog Trainers? (APDT)
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers is the largest professional association of dog trainers in the world. For more information, visit the APDT’s web site at www.apdt.com and our National Train Your Dog Month site at www.trainyourdogmonth.com.
What is the real-life relevance of the skills required for C.L.A.S.S.?
The skills in the C.L.A.S.S. assessment are designed to help your dog navigate the outside world successfully. We’ve provided a helpful chart detailing the usefulness of each skill.
What other things can I do with my dog?
There are lots of things you can do with your dog once he or she has learned basic real-life skills and manners!
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