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American Kennel Club (AKC) Courses

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is a training program designed to get puppies and their owners off on the right paw! The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program provides special training and recognition for responsible owners and their puppies.  This a great follow-up to our Puppy Life Skills or Puppy Basics class. Both purebred and mixed breed puppies are welcome to enroll. We recommend this class for pups 4-12 months of age. The AKC evaluation fee is included in the cost of the class (evaluation given at the last class). Puppies that pass the S.T.A.R. testing are eligible to receive a S.T.A.R. Puppy Olympic-style Medal, a listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records and a frameable certificate. This class is highly recommended for puppies and owners who deserve recognition for their Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility!

Requirements: This class is for puppies at least 4 months of age. 

Class Length: 6 weeks

Class Size: 6

Class Price: $150.00

AKC Fit Dog Level 1

This fun fitness class, taught by AKC Fit Dog Certified Instructors, is designed to inspire you to engage in fitness related activities with your dog. In this beginner level class you will learn proper form and safety while doing various fitness exercises to improve your dog’s balance, flexibility, stamina, and overall body fitness. This is an excellent class for students involved in dog sports to help develop and maintain conditioning skills for your competition dog. This class is not designed for dogs in need of rehabilitation. It is only for healthy dogs with no significant prior injuries or ongoing conditions.

Attendees track their skills and progress using a provided AKC Skills sheet and will be evaluated at the last class (week 6) by the AKC Fit Dog Instructor and receive an AKC Fit Dog Certificate.

Class Length: 6 weeks

Class Size: 6

Class Price: $150.00

Level 4 - Advanced Skills/AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

Level 4 – Advanced Skills/AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep class takes all the skills you and your dog have worked on and continues to practice the 4 D’s of dog training.  These are distance, distraction, duration and difficulty.  Upon completion of this class your dog should have a solid sit, down, recall (come), wait/stay, and be able to walk politely on lead around distractions.  This is an excellent class to prepare your dog for competitive events such as agility, obedience, and rally.    Enrollment in this class includes an opportunity to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test during the sixth week of class. Passing the Canine Good Citizen test is a great start for training to become a therapy dog.

Class Length: 6 weeks

Class Price: $160.00

AKC Community Canine (CGCA Test Prep)

This class starts where the Canine Good Citizen ends and takes the basic good manners all dogs should have out into the public for testing.  The goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog’s skills in a natural setting. NOTE: Dogs must have earned the Canine Good Citizen. 

Class is 6 weeks in length with the last week the Canine Community test.  The class will meet off site several weeks in preparation for the test.

Class Length: 6 weeks

Class Size: 6

Class Price: $155.00

AKC Trick Dog Prep

Did you know that the American Kennel Club offers titles for trick dogs? Not only will you be working on your dog’s general obedience skills, this four week class will also help you brush up your dog’s old tricks and teach your dog some new ones!  The last week of class gives you the chance to take the test to earn your dog’s first AKC Trick Dog title or test for the next level in the Trick Dog Series! For more information check out AKC Trick Dog titles.

Class Length: 4 weeks

Class Size: 6

Class Price: $120.00

Conformation Handling Practice

Getting ready for an upcoming show?  This AKC conformation handling practice is for new and experienced handlers. You and your dog will learn and practice: individual gaiting, group gaiting, freestacking, table training (if you have a small dog), breed specific training, and ring/show etiquette.

Drop-in practice Monday evenings  from 7:00 p.m. –  8:00 pm.  The cost is $10.00 per dog per session, with additional dogs with same handler $5.00.  (cash or check only) 

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