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CGC Preparation

Hybrid Class
AKC S.T.A.R Puppy 
Intermediate Training  
6 Week Group Class

STAR Puppy Training


One Class to fit everyone's needs!

This class is designed to work with dogs at the beginner and intermediate training level. Our trainers will tailor the program to fit each dogs needs. Some puppies and dogs may excel at sitting and waiting for their dinner while others may jump, paw and be unruly. Regardless of the age of your pup, dog training is for a lifetime and skills need to be reinforced and refreshed regularly. 

Your puppy can complete their AKC S.T.A.R  Puppy Title (1 year and Under) While dogs that have a basic understanding of obedience can begin to advance in their training. 

Below you will find information on both levels of training and the

S.T.A.R Puppy Title. 


S.T.A.R Puppy Beginner Obedience Training

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an excellent first in-person training class for puppies. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy provides a good lead-in to earning the Canine Good Citizen title.

Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program.

Attend an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy class for at least 6 weeks. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the program including purebreds and mixed breeds.

Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, so that you can continue learning, you’ll receive our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes:

  • A beautiful, frameable certificate designating your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC

  • Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: Your AKC. This includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know. We want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy classes.

Intermediate Obedience Training

We are here to get your puppy off to a great start. During our intermediate puppy class we will pick up where your basic obedience class left off. We will build on your relationship with your dog while adding distractions and allowing distance between you and your dog. 

Does your dog sit? Now it is time to add The three D's. Distance, Duration and Distraction. Have you been working on recall with your pup and just need a little help improving it? If so, this class is right for you. We will also begin preparing your dog to take and pass the CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Test and more. 

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