AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
This program is designed to get puppies and their owners off to a great start. This program requires that owners attend a training course with their puppies. All puppies need the necessary components of the program including Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner. This program is an owner incentive program design to get owners to attend a training class with their puppies. The trainer must be an AKC S.T.A.R. evaluator and at the conclusion of this course the puppy will receive an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program Certificate once he/she has passed each milestone/test. Some of the test items will be observed and scored during the course and others will be administered at the end of the course.
Goals of the program include providing socialization to puppies, basic training, teaching owners about the appropriate amount of exercise (or activity) for their puppy, teaching owners how to be responsible dog owners. This program is a noncompetitive activity that is open to all puppies including pure breeds and mixed breeds. Once your puppy has passed all of the items on the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Test he/she will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Records.
You can visit the AKC website AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program for more information and the list of test items.
The first class is orientation, question, and answer session. Orientation is without your puppy so you can concentrate on the materials presented.
This 8 week class covers:
To secure your place in the class payment in full must be received. If you decide not to participate in the class before it starts you may receive a 50% refund. Once class starts no refunds are given.
Dogs which exhibit aggression towards people or dogs may need to be pulled from the class and offered private training until deemed safe to return to a group class.