AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Course & Evaluation (6 weeks/classes)
Socialization * Training * Activity * Responsibility.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting program designed to get you and your puppy off to a great start. Organized training classes teach you how best to communicate with your puppy, provide an opportunity for your puppy to socialize with other people and puppies, while learning practical skills like leash walking and come when called. When you complete your basic puppy training class (taught by an AKC approved CGC evaluator), your puppy will be eligible for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, and have a natural lead in to the AKC Canine Good Citizen program. The objectives of this course are many: to allow puppies to socialize with other puppies and humans; to teach owners the importance of socialization of their dogs, particularly at a very young age; to impart owner information on canine care, to help puppy owners learn to effectively address common puppy challenges, and to teach the beginnings of obedience skills. Great Companions participates in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program…learn more. Age: 9 weeks to 16 weeks at the start date of the class. Puppies are recommended to start this class AS SOON AS they have ONE series of vaccinations!!! The earlier they are able to start to socialize, the better…we have students as young as 9 weeks! You will need proof of vaccinations, a buckle collar, a six-foot leash, preferably leather, a mat for your puppy to lie on and a chew toy to keep him busy during talk-time. a poop bag, a container of semi-soft treats the size of your pinky fingernail, and a hungry, empty puppy.