Welcome to the STAR Puppy Program!

We believe that all dogs deserve training and a responsible owner and our goal is to reward responsible dog ownership.

The Benefits of Star Puppy Program

Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized dog 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 Citizen® Program.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction

How It Works

Attend an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy class for 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 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 and 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 puppy classes.

Class Training Kit

6’ nylon leash and collar

2 types of treats, one low value one high value treat

Transportable mat for the puppy to settle

2 types of entertainment tools such as a puppy safe chew or stuffed Kong

Water source