S- Socialization T- Training A- Activity R- Responsibility

This class follows the teachings of the AKC S.T.A.R class. It is for all puppies including purebred and mixed breeds from 16 weeks old up to 1 year old.

The content of the class will work on the following 3 behaviors listed:
                                                                              OWNER BEHAVIORS:
1. Maintains puppy’s health (vaccines, exams, appears healthy)
2. Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge
3. Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan
4. Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator
5. Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up after puppy
6. Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy-collar tag, etc.
7. Free of aggression toward people during at least 6 weeks of class
8. Free of aggression toward other puppies in class
9. Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice
10. Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)
11. Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy
12. Allows (in any position) petting by a person other than the owner
13. Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam (ears, feet)
14. Walks on a Leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight line (15
15. Walks by other people-Walks on leash past other people 5-ft away
16. Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure
17. Down on command-Owner may use a food lure
18. Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called
19. Reaction to Distractions-distractions are presented 15-ft away
20. Stay on leash with another person (owner walks 10 steps and returns)

Training topics include settle, controlled walking, leave it, down, come, back, and stay. Problem
prevention includes bite inhibition, dominance and fears.

Class: 6 weeks, after clinic hours.

If interested in the class please reach out to Heather (instructor) via email  tvcpuppyclass@gmail.com