Because every puppy deserves the best start.
Classes
The AKC Star puppy class The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class. The Benefits of Training Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized 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 house training, 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. S.T.A.R. Puppy How It Works When you complete a basic training class (taught by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator) with your puppy (up to 1 year old) your puppy is eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. You'll attend any puppy or basic training class 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 AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy 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     AKC Puppy Handbook, a valuable resource     Discount to enroll in AKC Reunite, a 24-hour recovery service     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.
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To help get you and your puppy started. Here are some document that can help you answer some basic questions.
Socializing Your New Puppy Nothing is more important then having a good, well rounded dog. The first year of your pup’s life has a lot to do with how he/she ends up looking at the world around it. Here is an excellent ebook from the AKC on just that. Just click the button and download a copy.
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Crate Training Your New Puppy We have all heard about crate training but many puppy owners still have questions. Do I really need this to housebreak my dog? Isn’t it mean and cruel? Here is a wonderful ebook from the AKC Star Puppy program that will answer all your questions and concerns. How to do it right so you dog LOVES his little den and more. Just click the button to get you very own ebook on crate training.
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The 5 Basic Commands Whether we expect to compete in the obedience ring or just want a couch potato sitting at our feet, all our puppies need to start out learning these five basic commands. This ebook males it so easy to teach your new companion so it is fun and rewarding for both of you. Just click the button to download the AKC ebook.
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Puppy Nutrition What could be more important then you what you feed you new puppy. For great starts through to old age what we feed our dogs is so important to their health and well being. Just click the button to download the AKC ebook.
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