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Download the Evaluator Handbook and begin learning about the C.L.A.S.S. program and the rules and requirements.
Visit the APDT web site for information on membership.
Visit our Shelter page for information on our C.L.A.S.S. curriculum for shelters. Evaluators who will only be assessing shelter dogs may register at a reduced rate.
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.
More about C.L.A.S.S.
The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. The APDT is dedicated to building better trainers through education, promoting dog-friendly methods and encouraging their use.