Our S.T.A.R. Puppy Class is for puppies with at least 2 puppy vaccinations and who are up to 12 months of age. For dogs over 1 year, you may want to consider our Beginner Obedience Class. This class differs from the Beginner Obedience as it is designed for puppies with a shorter attention span and greater need for socialization.
Raising a puppy can be challenging but is also one of life's greatest joys! Our puppy classes are designed to get you and your puppy off to a good start by teaching you how to best communicate with your puppy to teach him basic manners and skills. Puppy class sets a foundation for success for your puppy for good behavior at home and in the community.
You and your puppy will learn practical skills such as sit, down, walking on a loose leash, and coming when called. In addition, you will be able to get help and information to address puppy issues such as house-training, barking, and chewing. The class session will culminate in a test where your puppy will have the opportunity to earn the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy award.
Orientation - for Puppy Classes (first night of class)
Dogs should not be brought to the first class. The first class of each seven week session is an Orientation Class that is done without your dogs. Be sure to bring a copy of your payment and shot records. For the safety of all our dogs, not dogs are allowed in the building without current shot records.