While we will continue to have drop-ins for those who are training to show in Obedience and Rally, the next series of classes will begin September 11.
Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is designed to get puppies and their owners off to a great start. STAR puppy is designed to teach basic functional skills and good manners in the home and community. It a good second training move for young puppies. The acronym stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner. Puppies up to 10 months of age can enroll in the class. The class meets weekly for 6 weeks with a test at the end. All 6 classes have to be attended in order to take the test. Behaviors taught: leash walking, walking by other people, allows petting by other people, come, sit, down, stay on leach with another person. These are pre-Canine Good Citizen test behaviors. Time will be allotted to cover training issues/concerns. Training should be fun.
Prerequisite: Dogs should be able to sit, down and come as well as walk on a loose leash. Class is designed for owners and dogs who are serious about training and eventually want to compete in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Therapy Dog and Canine Freestyle. Class is also designed for dogs who want to go on to Canine Good Citizen, Canine Good Citizen Advanced, and Canine Good Citizen Urban. Dogs should not be shy, or aggressive towards people or other dogs. They should be able to have a sit stay and a down stay for at least 30 seconds. 6 Weeks on going for $120 or $90 Member
Class taught with operant food training reward system. Bring a hungry dog and plenty of treats. Dogs will learn to heel next to their owners, have a change of pace, do right, left and about turns, sit and stand for exam, figure 8 and recall. Their goal will be to sit for 1 minute with the owner on the other side of the room and down for 3 minutes. We will stress how your body language affects your performance. By then end of this class with practice dogs will be ready to show in the beginning level of any venue i.e. Beginner Novice AKC.
They will also be ready to go on and take the CGC courses with the confidence passing.
Age 2-5 months. Must have had 2 sets of shots. Course is 6 weeks for $120
Get your New Puppy off to a great start! How do puppies learn? Build their confidence. Get a head start on potty training, coming when called and the number one behavior people want help with, greeting people. Learn how your energy affects your puppy and how to read their body language. How to deal with the two fear stages your puppy will go thru. Learn guidelines to socialize your puppy. Expose your puppies to other puppies in a safe environment. Watch your dog go thru a tunnel, walk on 7 surfaces and the tippy board. Learn how to read your puppy’s body language. Prepare for AKC Star Puppy. Register your puppy with AKC as a Registered Breed or a PAL
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