AKC STAR Puppy – American Kennel Club

Watch and find out what the AKC STAR Puppy program can offer you and your puppy.

Welcome to the AKC STAR Puppy program!

At the American Kennel Club®, we’re not just champion dogs. We are the champion of dogs – all dogs. We believe all dogs deserve responsible owner training and ownership and our goal is to reward responsible dog owners.

AKC STAR Puppy is an exciting program designed to give dog owners and their puppies a head start. AKC STAR Puppy is a great first in-person training course for puppies. AKC STAR Puppy provides a good introduction to winning the Canine Good Citizen title.

The benefits of training

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Training classes teach you how to communicate better with your puppy. Organized training classes also give your dog the opportunity to socialize with other dogs. In the courses aimed at earning the AKC STAR Puppy distinction, you will be able to get information on all your questions regarding puppy breeding, including housekeeping, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as that come when called. AKC STAR Puppy training is a natural path to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® program.

How it works

Attend an AKC STAR puppy class for at least 6 weeks. Your instructor will administer the AKC STAR Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon successful completion of the test, you will receive a request to send to the AKC® to enroll in the AKC STAR Puppy program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the program, including purebreds and mixed breeds.

Your puppy will receive the AKC STAR Puppy medal (for display or souvenir purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC STAR Puppy records. In addition, so that you can continue to learn, you will receive our AKC STAR Puppy package which includes:

  • A beautiful framed certificate designating your puppy is on AKC STAR Puppy records at AKC
  • Current monthly electronic newsletter: your AKC. This includes training tips and up to date information that every dog ​​owner should know. We want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy lessons.

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How To Get Your Puppy Into The AKC STAR Puppy Program

So that you can start your AKC STAR Puppy training, here are our AKC CGC Approved Evaluators.

For more information on AKC STAR Puppy®, contact [email protected]


For owners: training course, win the AKC STAR Puppy® award

After AKC STAR Puppy®

Products (for AKC STAR Puppy® patches, etc.)

For AKC STAR Puppy® Evaluators / Instructors

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