AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
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How It Works
Puppies eligible for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program are up to one year of age. Any breed or mixed breed is may participate.
To quality as a S.T.A.R. Puppy you and your puppy must complete a basic training class, taught by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator. You must attend your training class for at least 6 weeks and at the end of the six weeks, the instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test. Upon passing the test, you'll get an application to send to the AKC for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.
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 will receive the 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 Companion Animal Recovery Corporation, 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.
Telling Tails classes that qualify for the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy program are Pet Dog 101 classes taught by Carolyn Ross. Look for S.T.A.R Puppy Program information in class descriptions.
The above information is taken from the AKC web site. For more information on the AKC or on the S.T.A.R. Puppy Program use the following AKC link below
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy