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UPDATE: AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Preschool is now being offered online/virtually until further notice



Did you or someone you know get a new puppy or rescue a new puppy during this pandemic?  Are you interested in obtaining information on all your puppy-raising questions including: house-training, crate training, chewing and effective ways to teach practical skills such a coming when called?  Or perhaps you are looking for ideas on how to socialize your puppy in a safe way, while staying 6 feet apart?  Or maybe want to connect with other new puppy parents -  Then, this 6 week AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Preschool "At Home Edition" is for you!

What is AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Preschool and the benefits of training early?

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Preschool is a program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Preschool classes are a combination of:  puppy socialization, behavior solution/prevention and an introduction to basic obedience. Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy.  The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program.


How does it work?

When you complete the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program for 6 weeks (by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator) your puppy is then eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.  Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.  Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records.


Who:                   Puppies Ages - 7 weeks to 18 weeks

What:                  A 6-week course designed with emphasis on puppy                                                  socialization and an introduction to beginning puppy training                                    (house breaking and crate training 101, household                                                      manners/problems solving, foundation skills, leash walking skills                              and expectations at a Vet's Office).

When:                 TBA

Where:               From your Living Room

Time:                  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Requirements:   Puppy Preschool Registration Form

                            Health Certificate Form


Cost:                   $250.00 via Venmo @Denise-Cataline

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