AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program


  • For puppies 4 to 12 months of age at the start of class

  • Class size limit - 6 puppies

  • Length of class: Once a week for 6 weeks

  • Class is 1 hour

  • Cost: $120

  • Puppies must be current on all vaccinations


Prerequisite: Puppies must be comfortable working in close proximity to other dogs and people in an active environment.

Running PuppyThe AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program rewards responsible owners who take the time to train and socialize their new puppies. The program is open to all dogs, both purebred and mixed. The program is the puppy level of the AKC’s well-known Canine Good Citizen® program.

“S.T.A.R.” stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner, all of the things a puppy needs to have a good life. To get started, owners enroll in an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training class taught by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator. Classes will include valuable training tips for puppy owners and lessons on practical skills for puppies. The S.T.A.R. Puppy test will be given on week six of the class.

This program will give you the skills needed to give puppies a good foundation for the AKC Canine Good Citizen class and test. For additional information on the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program, read here: S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

* We want to be sure our classes meet your needs. If you are unsure if a class is the right fit, we are happy to speak with you or arrange a visit at the training center.

Vaccination Requirement


For dogs 4 months and older, Rabies, DHPP (distemper-parvo), and bordetella are required before your dog participates in class and your dog must be current on all vaccinations and free of any internal or external parasites.

Please bring a copy of the most up-to-date vaccination records with you to first night of class if not sent with class registration form.

* For Schedule and Registration information: click here