AKC STAR Puppy Class

COURSE OVERVIEW
Join us for this fast-paced combination of basic obedience, socialization, and confidence-building exercises.

We could all use a little help with our manners, right? This 6-week puppy class for dogs less than 6 months old covers the essentials of family life, house training, crate training, puppy biting, basic leash skills and simple obedience cues like sit, down, come, stay, no jumping and watch me. The classes are fun and help build your pup’s confidence while socializing it to different dogs and people. We incorporate games and lots of fun into these classes. Be proud of your well-mannered furry family member. This class is taught by an AKC approved Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator so puppies who attend all six classes are eligible for the AKC STAR Puppy Certificate. NO MAKE UP CLASSES will be offered — please plan to attend all six classes if you are interested in obtaining the certificate

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please be sure each week to bring poop bags, a soft mat or rug, long-lasting chews or stuffed Kongs and plenty of small, soft treats for your dog.

IF YOUR DOG BARKS, GROWLS, OR IS AGGRESSIVE TO PEOPLE OR DOGS, YOUR DOG IS NOT YET ELIGIBLE FOR GROUP CLASSES.

FEE: $165.00 (Select Session A or Session B)

REGISTRATION: Class Registration Form

CLASS DATES / TIMES:
Session A: January 16th– February 20th 2019
Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Session B: May 9th– June 13th 2019 
Day/Time: Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm    

SCHEDULE:
WEEK 1 – Orientation, Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge (NO DOGS)
WEEK 2 – Sit, Walk on Leash
WEEK 3 – Meet Strangers, Recall
WEEK 4 – Reaction to Distraction, Stay with a Stranger
WEEK 5 – Handing, Grooming, Nail Clipping
WEEK 6 – Graduation!

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS:
Because we are a “One Health” facility we require that dogs or cats in our facilities meet the following parameters:

  • Dogs in our facility must be up to date on Rabies, DA2LPP, and bordetella vaccines.
  • Dogs must be on heartworm prevention which kills intestinal parasites or have a negative intestinal parasite exam within the last three months and be free of external parasites.