Preparing for the Assessment

Requirements for the B.A.

Things to Know Before an Evaluation

Training Articles

  • Using Food in Training Read about using food in training--why it works, what to do if your dog will “only work for food,” the difference between rewards and bribes, tips for using food effectively in training.
  • Fading the Food Lure  Fading the food lure teaches your dog to respond to your cues whether or not the sight of food is present.
  • Non Food Rewards Here are some ideas of things you can use to reward your dog that do not involve food.

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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