C.L.A.S.S. In the Media

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C.L.A.S.S. acts in a First Nations reserve

Source: Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne
"To be honest, I never thought of working with animals until we brought home Kratos," said Brant Garrow who recently passed his Canine Life and Social Skills B.A. for Dogs evaluation with his 10 month old male Boxer puppy Kratos.

Shannoncourt graduates first C.L.A.S.S. in Ontario

Source: Shannoncourt
Shannoncourt Trainer Kendra MacKinnon, APDT, and Registered C.L.A.S.S. evaluator, has evaluated and passed six-dogs with the C.L.A.S.S. B.A. for Dogs™, two-dogs with the C.L.A.S.S. M.A. for Dogs™, and one-dog with the C.L.A.S.S. Ph.D for Dogs™ designations.

A German Shepherd from a First Nations territory is now a C.L.A.S.S. act

Source: Shannoncourt
Another Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) milestone was achieved on Feb. 22, 2012 as Kyrie Ransom and her dog Grey, a 17-month old German Shepherd from a working line, were the first students from a First Nations territory in both the United States and Canada to gain their ‘C.L.A.S.S. B.A. with Honors for Dogs’ certification.

Dalmatian given death sentence is now a C.L.A.S.S. act

Source: Canine Behavioural School
“It is particularly pleasing that Pippa gained her title as she was a rescue from death's door..."

Gwinnett Animal Shelter Graduates Georgia’s First C.L.A.S.S. Certified Dog

Source: DaculaPatch
Authorities at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter say a concerted effort to make improvements at the shelter is bearing fruit.

Gwinnett Animal Shelter Graduates Georgia’s First C.L.A.S.S. Certified Dog

Source: Loganville-GraysonPatch
Volunteers and staff training Gwinnett’s strays and abandoned dogs to make them into well-trained, adoptable pets.

Building Your Dog's Real Life Skills

Source: Networked Blogs
Why C.L.A.S.S.?  My task force set out to first identify what owners thought were the most important real life skills their dogs needed to have.

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

Source: Pet Life Radio
Join DSPN host Laurie Williams and her guests, Mychelle Blake, CEO and Ann Allums of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) as they discuss C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills), its new and innovative educational dog training program.

Training Classes For Dog Owners

Source: Dog Channel
The Association of Professional Dog Trainers has launched a new program to educate dog owners on basic pet training and obedience.

Ask the Dog Trainer - Does your dog have C.L.A.S.S.?

Source: TCPalm
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!

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