Puppy Kindergarden

Puppy Kindergarden



Puppies 3 months-1 year

The American Kennel Club's S.T.A.R. Puppy® program is designed to reward puppies who have developed good manners at home and in the community and stresses responsible pet ownership for owners. All puppies and their handlers who pass the official 20-step S.T.A.R. Puppy test receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club and an official AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® reward for their dog.


This 8-module training course is designed to guide you through the fundamentals necessary to prepare you and your dog for AKC® S.T.A.R. Puppy® testing. Open to puppies up to 1 year of age, of any breed or mixed breed. You do not need to take these classes in order and can take any class by itself to brush up on skill in specific areas. You must however have taken at least 6 of these classes to be able to take the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® testing.

Goals
This training module is "Health, Wellness, & the Basics".
1. Review of puppies health and vaccination records 
2. Discuss common puppy behavior problems at home such as: chewing, barking, and bathroom habits. 
3. Discuss proper and healthy grooming health needs. 
4. Discuss proper and health diet health needs.

Pricing
All classes are $25 each or $175 for unlimited AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® classes including repeats and refreshers for 4 months (available AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® Classes listed below). Testing fees are $30 per pet (or $20 if you have purchased the unlimited classes package). 

All available AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® Training Modules: 
   ▫️Health, Wellness, & the Basics 
   ▫️Trust, Conditioning, and Come! 
   ▫️Aggression & Counter-conditioning 
   ▫️Socialization with Strangers 
   ▫️Leash Walking & Equipment 
   ▫️Sit, then Down 
   ▫️Other Dogs & Distractions 
   ▫️Separation Anxiety

Vaccinations
Puppies must be current on their puppy vaccination series and have at least 2 sets of vaccinations before attending class (bring proof): 
   ▫️DAPP (usually started at 8 weeks of age) 
   ▫️Bordetella (usually started at 14 weeks of age) 
   ▫️Rabies (if 4 months of age or over)

One dog per person. If you have multiple dogs, each person/handler must sign up separately.

Please visit Meetup for class schedules or to sign-up




AKC® STAR Puppy: Health, Wellness, & the Basics

AKC® STAR Puppy: Health, Wellness, & the Basics

This training module is "Health, Wellness, & the Basics". The goals are:
  1. Review of puppies health and vaccination records
  2. Discuss common puppy behavior problems at home such as: chewing, barking, and bathroom habits.
  3. Discuss proper and healthy grooming health needs.
  4. Discuss proper and health diet health needs.
AKC® STAR Puppy: Trust, Conditioning, & Come

AKC® STAR Puppy: Trust, Conditioning, & Come


AKC® STAR Puppy: Aggression & Counter-conditioning

AKC® STAR Puppy: Aggression & Counter-conditioning


AKC® STAR Puppy: Socialization with Strangers

AKC® STAR Puppy: Socialization with Strangers


AKC® STAR Puppy: Leash Walking & Equipment

AKC® STAR Puppy: Leash Walking & Equipment


AKC® STAR Puppy: Sit, then Down

AKC® STAR Puppy: Sit, then Down


AKC® STAR Puppy: Other Dogs & Distraction

AKC® STAR Puppy: Other Dogs & Distraction


AKC® STAR Puppy: Separation Anxiety

AKC® STAR Puppy: Separation Anxiety