This 8 week group class is for the
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program®
   (only puppies up to 1 year old)
The cost of 8 week this class is $150
and includes testing fees.

Fire Fighters, Police, EMS, and Military are given a 10% discount!

S.T.A.R. stands for:
Activity and
Responsible Ownership.

This class will train your puppy so that they will pass the test.
Upon passing the test, both you and your puppy will be awarded:
a Plaque,
a Ribbon,
and you can even have this achievement recorded on the Official AKC website.

By doing this, you can also have subsequent training recorded, including the AKC Canine Good Citizen, and other awards recorded on the Official AKC website.

Scroll down for the list of skills your STAR Puppy will learn to graduate.

Our Certified AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program® Trainer

Will assist you with training your pup to be recognized as an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®.

Sign up for your AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy class
( a component of the "AKC C.G.C. Class" )

Targeted expectations of Your Pet's Skills For them to graduate this class


Free of aggression toward people,
Free of aggression toward other puppies,
Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy,
Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size),
Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice,


Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure,
Down on command-Owner may use a food lure,
Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called,
Grooming - Allows owner handling and brief exam (ears, feet),
Reaction to Distractions - distractions are presented 15-ft away,
Walks by other people - Walks on leash past other people 5-ft away,
Allows (in any position) petting - by a person other than the owner,
Walks on a Leash - Follows owner on lead in a straight line (15 steps),
Stay on leash - with another person (owner walks 10 steps and returns).


Self explainitory, but includes the behaviors of Socialization

Responsible Ownership

Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge,
Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan,
Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up after puppy,
Maintains puppy’s health (vaccines, exams, appears healthy),
Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy-collar tag, etc.,
Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator.