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The  AKC  Star Puppy  class   is  a basic  obedience  class  designed  for  puppies 4 months to 1 year of age. We will teach mat  training, sits, downs, stays, settle, come, heeling on lead and many other behaviors.  Controlled socialization without aggression or fear around other puppies and other humans is a large part of this class, too.  KCA only supports positive reinforcement training in all their classes.

All puppies  must  have  proof of their completed  vaccinations.  Please  bring  a  hard copy  to class to be attached to your registration form. If you attend all 6 classes, I will test your team and if you pass, you can apply for an AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY CERTIFICATE and a really nice medallion.

The  class  is  six   sessions  with a  $60.00  donation to  Kern Canine Activities. If  you  are  not  a  KCA  member  it  will be  $80.00  which  will pay  for  your  membership for  a  year, until June 30, 2014.

You will need to  bring a flat fabric collar (buckle or snap),  or  harness, a six  foot  leash, water  for you and your puppy,  a  mat  or  small piece  of  carpet (approximately 18" x 30") and  lots  of  small soft treats & a puppy  toy  for  your  dog.  Only one puppy per one handler.

**To hold this class, it is necessary for a minimum of 4 puppies to sign up.  The class is limited to 10 teams and usually fills up fast.


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  • Ty G.

    Jenna and Korra had a great time at the first class and are looking forward to the next class. I am glad Korra did not inherit Nouey's love for nipping the hand that pets her.

    August 1, 2013

    • Shan and R.

      I did not make the connection. Jenna didn't tell me she was your significant other. Korra is a beautiful and sweet girl..... p.s. so is Jenna. When is Nouey going to start agility?

      August 2, 2013

  • Shan and R.

    What a great group of puppies! Such sweet personalities. Very enthusiastic handlers. Hope everyone has a good time and enjoys their pups beginning training. Homework is very important. So remember to train for several short periods everyday. See you next week. We will review and learn some new things, too.

    August 1, 2013

  • Rhelda H.

    Jayden and I will be there with her puppy, Chevy...

    July 30, 2013

  • Susan W. B.

    Hi, my name is Susan and my husband is Robert. I will be in training with our 7 month old Ridgeback.... she is BIG (70 lbs) but sweet.. I am anxious to start this class, to help her control her urge to play with any person or dog she meets! :-)

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Shan, I just realized that this class is being held on Wednesdays. Due to work I won't even be able to come home till 7pm. There is no way I could make a 6:30 class. Hopefully I can make the next one you hold.

    July 22, 2013

    • Shan and R.

      We have moved the class to 7:00pm because of the heat. If that still does not work, just for your information, a new session of Basic Obedience starts next Saturday, Aug 3 at 8:30am at the training field on Monica Street. Since Puddin' is older, maybe you would like to try that. There will probably not be another puppy class until this fall...but as long as Puddin' is not a year old, he could be in it.

      July 27, 2013

  • Susan W. B.

    I originally checked "2" coming.... but I only meant I am coming with my dog Hannah, and my husband might come to "watch" Hannah in class... not 2 dogs in training

    July 13, 2013

    • Shan and R.

      That is just fine, Susan, your hubby is more that welcome to come watch. It will be beneficial for Hannah if both of her parents are on the same page with her training. Might want to bring a chair for him in case we run out. Looking forward to meeting all the puppies and their handlers.

      July 13, 2013

  • Susan W. B.

    I just signed up for all 6 of the Star Puppy Training classes and very excited for both my 7 month old Ridgeback, Hannah Belle, and myself to get to begin training and meeting other owners and puppies going thru the same thing at the same time. :-). Looking forward to our 1st class

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Susan W. B.

    My puppy is big, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, 7 mos old but very sweet

    July 13, 2013

  • Shan and R.

    Yes, you certainly may. As long as the puppy is not a year old on the first day of the class, puppy qualifies and can earn the STAR Puppy certification at the end of the class even tho she is a year old. Ellie would probably enjoy being surrounded by young dogs.

    July 12, 2013

  • Julie L.

    Shan, Ellie will be a year old in Aug can she still do this course since it starts in July?

    July 12, 2013

  • Shan and R.

    Ronda Herndon is coming with Chloe.

    July 11, 2013

  • Shan and R.

    Ray will bring Boomer, 5 months old

    June 30, 2013

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