STAR Program
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STAR Puppy



  S.T.A.R. = Socialization Training Activity and Responsible owner.

  The STAR Puppy is an eight (8) week program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start.

  The STAR Puppy Program acts as an incentive for dog owners who take the time to get their puppies through a basic training class.

  STAR Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program.


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Here's how it works:

  • When you apply for the program (taught by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator, like myself) and your puppy (is 1 year old or less), then your eligible for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.   The cost of the program is $75.00 and includes testing fees - *1.   While this may seem expensive, it's less than $10.00 a week.

  • You'll attend any puppy or basic training class for eight weeks.   At the end of the course, your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test.

  • Upon passing the test, you will receive an application which is sent to AKC for your pet's enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.
    (All breeds are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds)

  • You will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (see photo above).   It is designed for display purposes only, is NOT to be considered a collar.

  • You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records.


  • Additionally, you'll receive an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Package that includes:


    STAR Certificate This image is from "akc.org" and is used to promote their organization.

    1. A beautiful, frameable certificate showing your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC.


    STAR Handbook This image is from "akc.org" and is used to promote their organization.

    2. The Official AKC Puppy Handbook; A valuable resource


    Newsletter This image is not affiliated with "akc.org".

    3. "Your AKC" an ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter. This includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know. We want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy classes.


    *1 - There is a limit of 8 training sessions, though I may choose to go beyond that. Clients are expected to apply techniques that they have learned on a daily basis.

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