AKC S.T.A.R. (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility) is a new and exciting program designed for dog owners and their puppies, giving them a beginning foundation for a lifelong relationship between the owner(s) and puppy. All puppies are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds. The instructor for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator through the American Kennel Club.
The class teaches you how to best communicate with your puppy and the puppy is given the opportunity to socialize with other puppies in a safe environment. Our classes are aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, including information on puppy-raising questions such as housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach skills such as coming when called, sit, down, and leave it. You and your puppy attend six weeks of basic training class and then on the seventh week, your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.
Puppies passing the 10-step test, may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
Puppies must have their first distemper and the first booster that is given two to three weeks after the initial distemper. We highly recommend all puppies receive the first Bordetella (upper respiratory vaccine).
The fee for the program (one day-a-week for seven weeks) is $75.00.
Please complete the pre-registration form and one of our trainers will contact you regarding registering for a class. We have something for everyone and we want to make sure we are meeting your needs. After talking with our trainer, you will be registered in the class. You will be asked to pay when you come to your first scheduled class. We take cash, local checks, and major credit/debit cards. You may also contact us by phone at (321) 266-3531.