AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program at Club-Doggie
Socialization Training Activity Responsibility. The key component of the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is a responsible owner, which should start the moment you decide to add a new dog or puppy to your family. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluation will be at the end of the last class.*
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Requirements: Your puppy needs to be at least nine weeks of age and have received at least the first two series of puppy vaccines prior to first day of class (at least one vaccination must have been administered by a veterinarian). Puppies must be under 16 weeks of age at the time of their first class. If your puppy is over 16 weeks, please consider joining one of our Obedience classes.
Puppy Socialization vs Vaccines
While we still hear from students that their veterinarians advise them to keep puppies home until they have completed their vaccination protocol, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) disagrees. Download the article here: AMVSAB Puppy Socialization (504 downloads)
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20 STEPS To Success: The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test (click to learn more)
*You will need to schedule the evaluation with your instructor. Puppies must be under 9 months of age in order to receive the AKC STAR Puppy Certificate.