S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppysm is an exciting new program
designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start.
The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppysm Program is an incentive program
for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies
through a basic training class.
The Benefits of Training
Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your
puppy. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for
your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning
the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get
information on all of your puppy-raising questions including
housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach
practical skills such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good
How It Works
When you complete a basic training class (taught by an AKC
Approved CGC Evaluator) with your puppy (up to 1 year old) your
puppy is eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.
You'll attend any puppy or basic training class at least 6 weeks.
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. In addition,
so that you can continue learning, you’ll receive our AKC S.T.A.R.
Puppy package that includes:
- A beautiful, frameable certificate designating your puppy is
in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC
- AKC Puppy Handbook, a valuable resource
- Discount to enroll in AKC Companion Animal Recovery
Corporation, a 24-hour recovery service
- Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: Your AKC. 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
Course Cost: $140.00
This class has not been scheduled yet. If you are interested in the
class please email
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