Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 1:30pm-2:30pm in the outdoor courtyard at 5831 McCommas Blvd (weekly for 5 weeks).  C.L.A.S.S. Canine Life and Social Skills Group Dog Training Class, led by trainer, Valerie Fry.

C.L.A.S.S.: A Group Dog Training Class on Canine Life and Social Skills, beginning Saturday, October 20th, 2018

C.L.A.S.S., or Canine Life and Social Skills, is an educational program developed by the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions. C.L.A.S.S. is a three-level evaluation for dog owners to demonstrate the real-life skills of their dogs, as well as a knowledge assessment of the owners’ understanding of basic dog handling and care.  The skills in each level vary in the level of difficulty and distractions.

In this group training class, participants will begin at the first level, and will work towards their Bachelor’s Certificate.  At the Bachelors level, we allow the use of treats as rewards after the completion of an exercise, and some of the “real life” skills that are assessed are waiting at the door, drop it, and settle.  The first level of C.L.A.S.S. is also about teaching and appreciating real-life, practical skills, such as walking nicely on a leash, settling down, meeting strangers, table manners, attention, and coming when called, just to name a few.  Click here to read more about the C.L.A.S.S. Bachelor’s level evaluation criteria.

The C.L.A.S.S. group training class also provides dog/student teams the opportunity to have their skills evaluated by professional dog trainer, Valerie Fry.  Passing a C.L.A.S.S. Evaluation is a testimony to the life skills that a student and their dog have developed together. Moreover, by using those skills in everyday situations, a dog can become a well-behaved member of your household and a welcome part of society.

The Details: 

When: Meets weekly for 5 weeks beginning Saturday, October 20th from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Where: The outdoor courtyard at 5831 McCommas Blvd, Dallas, 75206

Cost: $150/dog