Student Information

Canine Life and Social Skills is a one of a kind three-level evaluation for students to demonstrate the real-life skills of their dogs, as well as a knowledge assessment of the students' understanding of basic dog handling and care.  Students can start working on these skills in puppyhood through adult.

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proud CLASS graduate1. "My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S." Overview Handbook

The first step in beginning with the C.L.A.S.S. program is reading through the rules and requirements in the Program Handbook.

2. Online Registration

There are three ways to register: online registration, paper registration form, or by phone. Online registration is the fastest and most efficient method. More information about online registration >

3. Preparing for the assessment

Please visit this page for details on how to prepare for the "My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S." assessment. See also our Frequently Asked Questions for students page.

4. View the Evaluation Videos

We have provided some example videos showing each level of the exam.



5. Promote You and Your Dog’s Accomplishments!

Once you and your dog has completed a level, you can proudly state, "My Dog has Class!™" with downloadable social media icons for Facebook, etc., as well as upload your dog's photo in the "My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S." Gallery of Graduates.

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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