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You and your dog have made it, the pinnacle of your C.L.A.S.S. training and prep. Master a few more skills and behaviors and you can proudly say that your pup earned their C.L.A.S.S PhD!

Course Details

In this final level of the C.L.A.S.S. Program, dogs are expected to perform some rather advanced behaviors, such as backing up, being polite at a simulated dog-friendly cafe or the like and doing behaviors when asked by other people!

This level is really stretching your dog, but they can do it! By building off of the skills they already have, setting them up to succeed, designing the exercises so they are engaging and fun, your dog will have no issue acing the C.L.A.S.S. PhD test items.

Should You Take This Course

Are you going to take the C.L.A.S.S. PhD 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 the dog to lay on

  • crate (optional)

  • few toys the dog enjoys

  • another dog to practice with

  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats

Course Outline
  • Backing Up

  • Giving and Maintaining Attention

  • My Dog Does Know Sit!

  • Mastering Loose Leash Walking

  • Transferring Behaviors

  • Putting It All Together

Meet Your Instructor

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

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Family Dog University is fortunate to have Dianna grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this course is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Dianna L. Santos.


    Virtual equivalent to in-person group classes. Submit videos of your homework assignments and work directly with an online instructor.


    • Full access to all course materials

    • Full access to Student FB Group

    • Submit homework and videos

    • Detailed review from instructor


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    Enhanced option allowing for 1 video review and questions answered without the pressure of submitting weekly homework or videos.


    • Full access to all course materials

    • May have 1 video reviewed

    • Email support from instructor

    • Go through the material at your pace


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    Basic access option which grants the greatest level of flexibility. Go through the material at your pace and add video reviews when needed.


    • Self-taught option

    • Full access to all course materials

    • May add video reviews for a fee

    • May add email support for a fee


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