Tuesday, March 24, 2015

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

Yesterday was a big day for me. I started my basic training for my S.T.A.R. Puppy Program {the puppy level of the AKC Canine Good Citizen} and my mom said I did a great job.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. A Happy Havanese Blog
Look Mom it's me and my instructor Karen.
 I am having a great first day of class

I have had others ask me what is the S.T.A.R. Puppy Program so I thought I would share this info with you today.

A Happy Havanese. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

The American Kennel Club S.T.A.R {Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible Ownership} Puppy is a training program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. I get to spend some quality time learning how to communicate with my mom with commands like sit, stay, etc plus the training classes provide an opportunity for me to socialize with other dogs, and my mom learns how to be a good pet parent. I go to my basic training for 6 weeks then I will take a test and then be able a participant in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program {did you know that all dogs, including purebreds and mix breeds can come participate too, we can even earn a medal and more. But I like getting treats for doing a good job during class that's my favorite}. When I get done with this class mom says I can move on to some more fun classes and I am even looking at starting agility too!

A Happy Havanese. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

Learn more about the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program and find some classes near your home.{Mine was at my local Petco Pet Store. To me it is one big party with other dogs, treats, and playing with my mom. And I get a medal for that - Bow-Wow! 

Make sure and come on over to Instagram and Twitter and be friends with me and check out the pictures from my training. Plus I always come to see what you are up to as well. 

Spending time learning to be the best puppy I can be is what makes me "Happy" today.


  1. Very fun!! I want to get Dante and Ziva their CGC certificates but i'm waiting until I graduate this June. In the meantime we are loving agility, canicross, and all the other training we do. :-)
    I bet you'd be great at agility!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I will keep you posted!

  2. Yay! What's better than one big party with other dogs, treats, and playing with your mom?! Good for you for taking the S.T.A.R. class ~ I am all for Socialization, Training, Activity, & Responsible Dog Ownership!!


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