Field of Dreams offers the Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) program of manners and obedience training program using positive reinforcement and clicker training in partnership with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). You progress through the levels at your own pace! Our ongoing classes offer you the flexibility to attend multiple classes during the week, attend on different days or even skip a week and not be left behind. At each level of training, not only will you be teaching your dog the obedience exercises, we also teach problem-solving skills to help with jumping, playbiting, chewing, digging, etc.
- Learn the basics of training, & how dogs learn
- Use positive reinforcement
- Learn clicker training
- Progress through the levels at your own pace
Bachelor’s (B.A.) Level assesses the core life skills of a student/dog team, and includes a knowledge assessment of the student’s understanding of basic dog handling and care.
Master’s (M.A.) Level assesses the life skills of the student/dog team with distractions.
Doctorate (Ph.D.) Level is the highest level, designed to assess the performance reliability of a dog/student team’s life skills.
Benefits of Levels Training
How many times have you called about a class only to find out that it just started and another class won’t be starting again for another 7-8 weeks? With the Levels Training, this won’t happen. Since all dogs will be working at the same level this will allow our instructors to better assist you and your dog.
You can stay in a Level as long as you like or rapidly meet the criteria in each level and progress quickly, the choice is yours!
Once you have moved to a higher level, you can revisit lower levels to brush up on previous learned skills.
Since dogs move in and out of the Levels at different times, your dog now has the opportunity to work around different dogs which provides new distractions.
If you need to take a week off, when you come back to class, you can pick up where you left off. You are not left behind.
You have the flexibility to attend class multiple times each week.