AKC Star Puppy
Age 5 months up to one year
Earn the Star Puppy Medallion after completing 6 weeks of training and passing the AKC star Puppy Test. Puppies will learn many skills as sit, down, reliable recall, and stay. Puppies will begin to develop their muscle memory of where we want them to be when we walk and to learn not to pull. After they understand to stay by our side we will work on change of pace: fast and slow. They will continue skills to build their confidence and socialization and build a foundation for all other learning. Test will be given at the sixth class.
AKC Canine Good Citizen
Age 10 months and older
Dogs will be able at the end of six weeks without food to:
· Walk on a loose lead, including through a crowd and past another dog
· Accept a friendly stranger, sit politely for petting, and be able to be examined by the evaluator.
· Sit and down holding the position while the owner walks twenty feet away
· Come when called
· The dog can sit and down on command
· Dog can tolerate supervised separation for three minutes
Dogs should be able to complete requirements without food rewards. Dogs should show no aggression towards other dogs or people. The test will be given at the sixth class. Owners that pass all 10 items of the CGC test, including purebreds and mixed breeds, may order an official CGC certificate from the American Kennel Club.