Author Topic: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.  (Read 2386 times)

Rubidawg

  • Best Story Teller - 2009
  • Officially Boxer Crazy
  • ***
  • Posts: 7453
    • HeathDawgs
Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« on: August 25, 2012, 11:24:48 AM »
S.T.A.R. Puppy, that is.

Bauer earned his first "unofficial" AKC title today. He is now a S.T.A.R Puppy!!!

S.T.A.R. stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility. It's a course offered by the AKC which is similar to the CGC - it's very similar to CGC except they give alot of leeway for puppies, and it's not an official title at the end of their name.

Bauer has completed the 6 week course and has mastered heeling on leash, sits, down, stays, come and playing nicely with other puppies and people. He really enjoyed the class and was a STAR from the first day.

Today, they gave us a test of the things we've been working on. The normal yard we practice in, had a car run thru the fence last night, so we had to move to the other area. So, being in a new area was VERY distracting for all of the pups. Bauer has been quite wild this week, so I was curious how he'd do. He did awesome in heeling, stays and come, but inbetween heeling and stay, he got really distracted sniffind the ground and took me a few minutes to get him focussed again so we could do sits and downs. Once I got his attention back, he was perfect. I think for being 17 weeks old, she sure did an AWESOME job!!!

Here's some info on STAR if you are not familiar:
http://www.akc.org/starpuppy/

He's gonna miss his friends, I'm sure. But, him and Rubi will start classes again at the end of September. Bauer will move to Beginner Obedience and Rubi will be taking a "LOL Dogs" class, which is all about tricks, games and having fun with silly dogs. Bauer also has one more class left of his agility skills class on Monday. After that, I have no idea what we're gonna do til September! LOL

Here's my lil STAR after he passed his test today. Those wonky ears!!! Taped all week long, took em out today and this is what I got. Severe teething stage now, considering we found a tooth in bed yesterday!


We have to send in for his certificate and I'm going to order the medallion so I can hang his first "award" up on the "trophy wall" next to all of Grady's titles and ribbons. :smitten:
« Last Edit: August 25, 2012, 11:26:33 AM by Rubidawg »
Dawn
Rubi, CGC - 2.16.05
Bauer - Rocket's Kindred Spirit RN CGC - 4.16.12
Ms. Kitty - 3.15.02
Forever In My Heart: Grady, Branwen's Northern Sky BN RA CGC - 12.22.07 - 5.25.12

Theresa

  • Officially Boxer Crazy
  • ***
  • Posts: 11651
  • "No Pressure, no diamonds"-Mary Case
    • Getting Evan
Re: Re: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 11:30:02 AM »
WTG Bauer

Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2
Mom to:
Beasley (flashy fawn male) born 11/15/2005
Peanut (classic brindle female) born 2/15/2009
Evan (two legged brunette male) born 4/20/2011

Christina

  • Socialized
  • ****
  • Posts: 1955
Re: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 11:37:00 AM »
What a cutie! Congratulations Bauer! You may just have pigtails or wonky ears, either way he's adorable  :smitten:
Christina
Little Ann 2/14/96-4/6/10
Boomer 1996- 4/25/14
Lucky 4/24/04-8/27/14

LOVEBUG

  • Potty Trained
  • **
  • Posts: 598
Re: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 12:00:16 PM »
A super star in the making! :thumbsup: He has such beautiful eyes! :smitten: How about a little bonnet to hold those ears down? ;D


Cindy: Mom to Porsha, & Tyson.
          Chowder 4/2000 - 9/7/2013

BoxerWB

  • Administrator
  • Officially Boxer Crazy
  • *****
  • Posts: 14004
Re: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 12:40:10 PM »
Good job, Bauer!  We knew you'd ace the test  :thumbsup:  I'm sure you can think of something to keep you busy until the end of September!

I feel your pain on the ears, I'm starting to wonder if I can "tie" Delta's together with a little tape below her chin so they won't pop up over her eyebrows.  :smash:
Julia
Delta 03/12
Dash 07/06
Shady 07/05
In my heart: Xena 03/10/03 - 02/16/12

Bruins_Boxer

  • Officially Boxer Crazy
  • ***
  • Posts: 8591
    • Bruins Boxers
Re: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2012, 04:02:33 PM »
We all knew he is a star now it's official .  :thumbsup:
Missi
Edy - Bruin's Espresso by Stephlyn , CGC    5-2-2006
Remy - Bruin's One Step Closer    7-27-2010

Gone but never forgotten Mocha , Titan , Charlotte .

TLC Mom

  • Most Involved with Boxer Rescue - 2009
  • Socialized
  • ****
  • Posts: 1525
  • Try to get it out of my mouth, I dare ya!!
    • Almost Home Az Boxer Rescue
Re: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 12:41:25 AM »
WTG B dawg!!! I love your wonky ears!!  :smitten:
Vicki ~ Mom to Lucy/Chloe/Pippen/Tillman
Forever ♥: Taylor - 2/93-3/09
                  Porter - 11/09-5/13

MBREEN

  • Potty Trained
  • **
  • Posts: 338
Re: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 12:53:21 AM »
Congratulations Bauer and you to Dawn!!! WTG
"Dogs are not our whole life,They make our life whole"
Piper we miss you baby girl, but you live on in our hearts.

RocketBoxer

  • Best All Rounder - 2009
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 4396
  • (Leia)
Re: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2012, 07:25:57 AM »
Congrats Dawn and Bauer! Great job  :thumbsup:
Kerry
Mom to Skye, Trigger, Leia and Lizzy
www.rocketboxers.com

Gone But Not Forgotten - Shaka & Star

"A dog's mind is a terrible thing to waste."

Eilene

  • Officially Boxer Crazy
  • ***
  • Posts: 8548
Re: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2012, 09:23:20 AM »
Congrats..Love him :smitten:
Eilene
Nala, Luna
Forever in my heart Amber,Bailey,Chicklet,Tequila

3BOXERS

  • Canine Good Citizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 3147
Re: Bauer is a S.T.A.R.
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 06:43:38 PM »
WGT Bauer!!!