Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

Shelters, rescue groups, and Nonprofits with a verifiable 501(c)(3) tax ID number will be able to register their dogs online for the program beginning in mid-May 2011. Sign up to be on our mailing list for upcoming announcements!

What does the C.L.A.S.S. Program cost for Shelters, rescue groups, and Nonprofits?

Shelters, rescue groups, and Nonprofits with a verifiable 501(c)(3) tax ID number may register their dogs for free. Evaluators who work in a shelter setting and who will only be testing shelter and/or foster dogs may register at a reduced rate of $25.

What is the Association of Professional Dog Trainers? (APDT)

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers is the largest professional association of dog trainers in the world. For more information, visit the APDT’s web site at www.apdt.com and our National Train Your Dog Month site at www.trainyourdogmonth.com.

What is the real-life relevance of the skills required for C.L.A.S.S.?

The skills in the C.L.A.S.S. assessment are designed to help your dog navigate the outside world successfully. We’ve provided a helpful chart detailing the usefulness of each skill.

About Canine Life and Social Skills

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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