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Open to all breeds and mixed breeds!

S.T.A.R. Puppy

General Description

As the name suggests, the class is for puppies and puppies only, specifically those under 5 months of age. Many young puppies come to this class, and as long as you and your veterinarian agree, the full series of booster shots is not required. The AKC designed this class to encourage people to get out and train their young puppies. This class is required to be taught by an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, so you can have confidence that you will be getting amazing training! Too often, young dogs are relinquished to the shelter because they are ill-mannered. By bringing your puppy to a class, you greatly reduce the chances of having an ill-mannered dog! By the time a dog is an adolescent, it becomes more difficult to break bad habits that could have been prevented by attending a fun class. Puppies have sponge brains and the earlier you can start working with your puppy, the better. Young pups learn everything you can throw their way. By the time class is over you’ll wish it would keep going. That’s why the S.T.A.R. Class is often followed up with the Basic Training Class!

Quick Look
  • Puppies must be under 5 months old

  • Make sure your dog comes to class hungry!

  • You must provide small sized treats

  • Please have vet determine if your puppy requires a full booster shot series or not before coming to class

  • Puppies who graduate the S.T.A.R. Class are eligible for the Basic Training follow up class

  • Classes are limited to 5 teams

  • No puppies come to the first class, as it is an orientation for the handlers

  • For more details please see the AKC page here:

  • All classes will be held at Gilly's Dog House (102 Brown Ave., Chesterton, IN)

Things Your Puppy Will Learn:
  • Reducing mouthing

  • Name learning

  • Rockin' recall

  • Introducing nice walking on a lead

  • Pass-The-Puppy

  • Socialization

  • Sitting nicely for greetings

  • Down

  • Stay

  • Puppy push-ups

  • 'Off' (specific to the mouth)

  • No jumping

6 week training sessions cost $165
All rooms will be sanitized prior to classes beginning each day

Linda, Milton, & "Charlie"

“Thanks to Bobbi-Lynn, we have been able to approach puppy-training with confidence supported by the knowledge that we have an expert behind us.”  – Linda, Milton & Charlie

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