Does your dog have C.L.A.S.S.?

By on January 18, 2016

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers has a question for you and it’s not referring to whether your pup is regal, well-dressed or dapper.

Does your dog have C.L.A.S.S.?

C.L.A.S.S. is the APDT’s Canine Life and Social Skills program and was developed by the APDT based on input from both dog owners and non-dog owners, shelter workers, and professional dog trainers, says the APDT website.  My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S. benefits pet owners, dogs, and everyone in the community.

The educational program was developed and is used to promote training focused on using positive reinforcement and aims to strengthen relationships between humans and their dogs. The APDT lists objectives for the program and they are:

  • Promote Positive Training

  • Strengthen Dog/Owner Relationships

  • Encourage Ongoing Training

  • Value Real-Life Skills

  • Educate about Dog Behavior

  • Promote the Value of Dog Trainers and Dog Training

     

If these things sound like goals you’d like to have for yourself and your canine companion, APDT has much more on this program on their website, plus a FREE webinar to get you started on the right path with your pup.

To get started with C.L.A.S.S., watch this video from APDT.

To learn more about the program, see the various resources made available by APDT on its website by clicking here.

About Eric Forrest

Eric Forrest is a student, teacher, writer and dad. He's had 5 dogs, 4 cats, two ducks and a cottontail rabbit he nursed back to health. When he's not writing about pets, he's writing essays, teaching literature, changing diapers and reading short stories.

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