Level 1: AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Class

S” is for Socialization
T” is for Training
A” is for Activity
R” is for Responsibility

This is a six week basic obedience class for ANY and ALL puppies up to one year old. In the case of a puppy obtained from a shelter, the age may be estimated. This class is designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start and is taught by an AKC Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator.

Exercises to be taught include Sit, Down, Walking on a Leash and Recall. In addition, daily care, exercise and communication will be covered. Safety issues and responsible dog ownership will be discussed.

At the end of the six week session, the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test will be given. In order to receive the S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification, the owner and puppy must attend all six classes. The owner must provide a copy of the puppy’s vaccination record prior to the start of the first class. The owner must also obtain some form of identification for the puppy (collar tag, microchip and/or tattoo) before the conclusion of the program.

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