C.L.A.S.S. Application for Instructor

Instructor Information

Instructor Information

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C.L.A.S.S. Instructor Password

Your C.L.A.S.S. Instructor password will be used to access all C.L.A.S.S. Instructor resources, as well as your C.L.A.S.S. Instructor account.


  • By identifying myself as a C.L.A.S.S. instructor, I agree to teach using reward-based methods, thereby minimizing the use of aversive techniques, as per the C.L.A.S.S. curriculum.
  • I may use APDT's name and trademarks "APDT," "ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINERS," and "C.L.A.S.S." only in connection with promoting my services as an APDT Instructor.
  • I will abide by the program requirements in the C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Student handbooks.
  • I will represent the C.L.A.S.S. program in a professional manner at all times.
  • I understand that aspects of the C.L.A.S.S. program will be updated at times, and I will keep current with the latest handbooks and information posted at www.mydoghasclass.com.
  • I understand that my contact information will be listed in the Online Instructor Search, unless otherwise adjusted myself via my Instructor account settings. I understand that if I do not comply with the requirements and image of the program, my Instructor listing can be removed at any time.

How do I get started?

Download the Program Handbook to read about the C.L.A.S.S. rules and requirements.

How do I find an Evaluator?

All Evaluators will be listed as an Official C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator in the APDT Trainer Search.

What does the C.L.A.S.S. Program cost?

Visit our registration fees page for details on pricing.

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