All dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds, can earn the AKC's beautiful gold AKC S.T.A.R puppy medal.
S.T.A.R stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner.
AKC S.T.A.R Puppy is the puppy level of Canine Good Citizen.
Those classes provide education on: leadership, manners, socialization, housebreaking and beginning obedience and can help to stop unwanted behaviors such as nipping, chewing, jumping, and barking. Your puppy will get socialization and you will get to know how to train your puppy to be in the future best companion and family dog!
I keep my group classes small (maximum 6 dogs), then I have possibility to pay personal attention to every dog and help you to improve those commands or behaviors what your dog needs.
Basic obedience is designed to teach essential commands that every dog should know and is designed for dogs with little to no formal training experience.
We will cover all basic commands, like Sit, Down, Come when called, Stay, Leave it and much more. Also you will learning how to be a pack leader without using harsh methods (just with praise and treats).
My group classes are small (maximum 6 dogs), because I want to have possibility to pay personal attention to every single dog to help you to improve those commands where your dog needs more help.
As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life.
All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. Dogs must be old enough to have received necessary immunizations such as rabies vaccines. Owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge attesting to having the dog under the routine care of a veterinarian who will work with the owner to determine an appropriate plan and schedule for vaccines and other health care procedures.