S.P.A. Rescued Dogs Receive Bachelor's Degree in C.L.A.S.S. Program!
Ken and Laurie Buchele are a husband and wife team with combined K-9 experience of over 30 years. VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT: www.buchelesk9service.com.
They have invited S.P.A. to sign up four dogs S.P.A. rescued from the dog pound into a new training program, which will help S.P.A. dogs become even more adoptable!
Who wouldn't want to adopt a rescued dog who has earned their Bachelor's Degree! Each S.P.A. dog that is able to pass the requirements for this training program will come with a certificate, and will then be elegible to sign-up for their Masters Degree in the C.L.A.S.S. program! And who knows... could your S.P.A. rescued dog go on to earn their PH.D.?
C.L.A.S.S., or Canine Life and Social Skills, is an educational program 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.
Developed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) based on input from both dog owners and non-dog owners, shelter workers, and professional dog trainers, C.L.A.S.S. benefits pet owners, dogs, and everyone in the community!
The three levels of the program are named after human university degree programs: B.A. (Bachelor’s level), the M.A. (Master’s level), and the Ph.D. (Doctorate level).
The skills in each level vary in the level of difficulty and distractions. For example, at the B.A. 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.
In the M.A. level, dogs are asked to walk past several dogs of different sizes, breeds and genders, to wait in the car before exiting, and to allow the student to handle various parts of their body.
And in the Ph.D. level, students must carry everyday objects such as a cardboard box or paper sack while walking their dogs on a loose leash, ask their dogs to back up, and have their dog demonstrate table manners during a simulated dinner session. Each level also allows for two “bonus rounds” that students may elect to try or not with their dog.
Visit Buchele's K-9 Service, LLC at: www.buchelesk9service.com and learn more about the new, eciting C.L.A.S.S. program at: www.mydoghasclass.com
S.P.A. Thanks Ken and Laurie for offering this incredible opportunity to S.P.A. rescued dogs, which will make them more adoptable, and better all-around family pets!