The Canine Life and Social Skills Program, otherwise known as C.L.A.S.S., was designed to promote better dog training, handling and care, while also highlight more real-life scenarios for dogs to be introduced to and trained for.

Course Details

In this 6-week course, we will be building upon the skills you and your dog currently have to get you both ready to tackle, and pass, the C.L.A.S.S. BA test.

Your dog will be expected to go through 9 different test items, with several opportunities for bonus tricks and other behaviors. These test items include such behaviors as waiting patiently at the door, coming when called, leashing up calmly, waiting for the food bowl, being able to settle, giving and taking an item and much more. All of these behaviors are the same ones you will likely need when you are living with your dog day-to-day!

Using fun and engaging training exercises, we will help you and your dog master these skills in a series of contexts so it will be easy to do them on test day!

Should You Take This Course

Are you going to take the C.L.A.S.S. BA test? Take this course to ensure both you and your dog are ready!

What You Need for This Course

  • your dog

  • flat or martingale collar

  • back-clip harness (optional)

  • 6'-8' leash

  • 10'-15' long line

  • mat or towel for dog to lay on

  • crate (optional)

  • a few toys your dog enjoys

  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats

Course Outline

  • Waiting at Doorways

  • Time for a Walk!

  • Puppy Push-Ups with Recalls

  • Tug-and-Give

  • Good Things Come to Dogs Who Wait

  • Leave It

  • Doggie Time

  • Putting it All Together

Meet Your Instructor

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor

AKC Scent Work Judge
USCSS Judge and CSD
AKC CGC Evaluator
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor
President, Online Dog Training University, Inc.
President, Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

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