Hello and welcome to the new APDT C.L.A.S.S. Blog! This is an interactive forum for dog owners, shelter staff and volunteers, and others who work with dogs on basic training and care. Here is where you will find information about dog behavior and real-life training based on positive reinforcement to build a better relationship with your dog!
Some of our upcoming blogs include tips for polite behavior on leash, coming when called, managing unruly behavior, C.L.A.S.S. success stories, finding the right trainer, and fitting training into your everyday routine.
So bookmark this blog and check it for new blogs weekly. We encourage you to send your feedback on the C.L.A.S.S. program and this blog, as well as specific topics you would like to see in future blogs.
If you are a trainer and would like to contribute blogs on positive methods of training, relationship building, and other C.L.A.S.S.-related content, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not have to be a C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator or Instructor to blog, as long as your topic fits the focus of the C.L.A.S.S. program. Your name, business, and contact information will be credited in the blog.
To start off, check out these ideas for how to incorporate training into your “real life”.
Feel free to send me your suggestions of specific topics you would like to see in future blogs!