Does Your Dog Have C.L.A.S.S?


My Dog Has Class Training Program



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 Pet 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: the B.A. for Dogs™ (Bachelor’s level), the M.A. for Dogs™ (Master’s level), and the Ph.D. for Dogs™ (Doctorate level). The skills in each level vary in the level of difficulty and distractions. 



Train Pawsitive incorperates the “My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S” this is an awesome training program for a solid and reliable foundation and to have some fun! Please visit



Why Is Training Your Dog Important?


Can’t we just stop after the basic training?


Dogs are continually learning with every behavior, so why not use training to be proactive in what your dog learns? With its emphasis on maintaining training skills, as well as advancing to higher levels of training, the C.L.A.S.S. program supports continual training.

There are so many reasons to continue training with your dog:

1. Training redirects your dog’s natural behaviors to acceptable outlets

2. Training builds your dog’s behavioral repertoire

3. The more acceptable behaviors a dog learns, the less room there is for undesirable behaviors

4. Training is fun for you and your dog

5. Training increases the odds that a dog will stay in the family for his lifetime rather than be given up due to behavior issues

6. Having a well-trained dog makes it possible to engage in many more activities such as:

Earning C.L.A.S.S. B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. Certificates, Ribbons and more!

Ongoing training classes

Dog tricks, sports and games

Animal-assisted therapy work

Outings and travel with your dog


Does Your Dog Have Class! Sure they do!

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