Canine Good Citizen and AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Preparation







CanineGood Citizen and AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Preparation is for graduates of Puppy Kindergarten. Every Wednesday nights, 7:30-8:30 at Hunterdon Hills Animal Hospital.  5 weekly 1 hour sessions.

Canine Good Citizen and AKC S.T.A.R Puppy is your dogs introduction to the doggy sports world. This certification shows that your puppy has been socialized and trained appropriately and can behave and be happy in everyday, real world situations with children, strangers,  sounds, touching , environments and other dogs.

Our expert instructors will teach you how to:

  • Use food in training without it becoming a bribe, so that your puppy responds reliably whether you have food or not.
  • Learn how to improve your puppy's focus, speed of recall and length of stays off-leash, at a distance and when distracted.
  • How to classically condition your dog to make positive associations with real world experiences such as grooming, petting, handling,  strangers, and other dogs.
  • Loose Leash walking skills, heeling and manners.

Learn how to introduce your puppy to people, places, dogs and new situations so that they thoroughly enjoy the company of all kinds of folks, especially children, men and strangers.

Learn how to teacbyh your puppy to play Fetch and Tug and to use these games as rewards in training.