PUPPY HEAD START CLASSES
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy & Puppy Kindergarten

~ $10 discount for rescue dogs in any Puppy Class ~


AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY CLASS
7 weeks/$125


The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy dog training class is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. In Puppy S.T.A.R. you will learn how to teach your dog name attention, sit, down, stay, leave it, settle for exam, and coming when called.

In the last week of this seven week class, your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test. Upon passing the test, you'll get an application to send to AKCŪ for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program and receive the AKC S.T.A.R PUPPY MEDAL. (Click for the AKC brochure.)

All dogs, purebreds and mixed breeds, are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Training Program. Handlers must be at least 12 years old.

JUNIOR STARS- For Puppies 10 weeks to 5 months old. (Also appropriate for very small breed puppies who may be a little older.)

SENIOR STARS- For Puppies over 5 months and up to 10 months old.

Puppies will also have the opportunity to explore the puppy-sized Agility obstacles. The equipment helps build confidence and self-esteem and exposes puppies to new things and experiences.

Handouts:
Class Rules and Regulations
Puppy Class Handouts

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN
6 weeks/$115
For dogs 10 weeks to 5 months

This puppy training class encourages social skills with other puppies and with people and teaches basic manners (sit, down, come when called). Instructors discuss housebreaking, crate training, grooming and behavior problems. Puppies get to negotiate puppy-sized agility obstacles. The equipment helps build confidence and self-esteem and exposes puppies to new things and experiences. In this dog training class, puppies should wear a plain collar unless otherwise advised by instructor. Handlers must be at least 12 years old.
Handouts:
Class Rules and Regulations
Puppy Class Handouts
Class Days & Times 2018
NO CLASSES ON THESES DATES:
New Year - Jan 1
Memorial Day - May 28
Summer Break - Week of July 2 - July 6
Labor Day - Sept 3
Thanksgiving - Nov 22
Holiday Break - Dec 24-Jan 1

AKC S.T.A.R. (JUNIOR)
MONDAY 5:00-6:15PM

Instructors:
T. Martin, D. Norton
G. Czapiewski

2018 SESSIONS

  • 1 - Jan 8
  • 2 - Mar 5
  • 3 - Apr 23
  • 4 - Jun 18
  • 5 - Aug 13
  • 6 - Oct 8

  • AKC S.T.A.R. (SENIOR)
    MONDAY 6:15-7:25PM

    Instructors:
    T. Martin, D. Norton
    G. Czapiewski

    2018 SESSIONS

  • 1 - Jan 8
  • 2 - Mar 5
  • 3 - Apr 23
  • 4 - Jun 18
  • 5 - Aug 13
  • 6 - Oct 8

  • PUPPY K
    THURS 6:30-7:25 PM
    Instructors:
    B. Mansell, J. Lindell-Meinhard

    SESSIONS 2018

  • 1 - Jan 4
  • 2 - Feb 22
  • 3 - Apr 12
  • 4 - May 31
  • 5 - Jul 26
  • 6 - Sep 13
  • 7 - Nov 1


  • Refund Policy: No refunds given after the first class. SDTC Members and Associates: You must register 48 hours before the start of the class or there will be a $10 late fee.

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