C.L.A.S.S. PhD Prep

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.


Dog must have passed the C.L.A.S.S. MA test.

What You Will Need:

  • 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 Dianna L. Santos

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor




 AKC Scent Work Judge

 USCSS CSD and Judge

 AKC CGC Evalutor and Instructor

 C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor

 Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Student Enrollment

Intensive learning experience

Full access to all course materials

Full access to course forum

Submit homework and videos

Detailed review from instructor


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Auditor Enrollment

Perfect intermediary

Full access to all course materials

Full access to general forum

May view homework forum

May ask instructor questions


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Watcher Enrollment

Self-taught option

Full access to all course materials

May view general forum

May view homework forum

May not post or ask questions


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NOTE: You will be directed to the Online Dog Training University website to complete your purchase.

This is where you will login and access your course and forum.

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