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Puppy/Small Breed Group Class

6 Week Canine Good Citizen for Puppies

AKC STAR Program, 1st Step for Therapy Dog Work

About this class

This class is to teach the steps to pass the AKC Puppy STAR requirements

1. Mastery of the Sit/Down/Stay
2. Allow Petting (owner & strangers)
3. Walking on a Leash (in a straight line)
4. Reaction appropriately to Distractions (walks nicely past other people)
5. Recall (comes to owner 5 ft away when a name is called)
6. Stay on leash with another person (owner walks away ten steps)
Puppy Certification Test AKC STAR on last day of class

Prerequisite: Basic Obedience/Manners Class

May 10 - June 28

Mondays from 6-7pm


for all classes

All Dogs must be current on all vaccinations. If your dog reacts negatively toward other dogs or people or has severe behavior issues, these classes will not be a good fit. Contact me for private sessions, which will be the better option.

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Understanding Your Dog’s mission is simple, help people and their dogs have the best relationship possible. Theresa Pitner, professional and certified dog trainer for Understanding Your Dog, accomplishes this by providing training that makes sense to humans so they can enjoy their relationship with their pet.