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AKC Star Puppy?
« on: December 04, 2008, 11:48:09 AM »
Has anyone else tried the AKC Star Puppy?

We are going to test Attila and Daphne within a few weeks with our local dog trainer, who is a AKC CGC and Star Puppy evaluator.  But we are also thinking about having Nkara try for the Star puppy and then her CGC when she is older.

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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 11:53:01 AM »
Never heard of it.  Do you have a link for it?
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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 12:00:27 PM »
Looks to me like any other puppy training class?  I have not tried it. 

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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008, 12:02:21 PM »
It looks like a pre-CGC class/recognition for puppies (Test Items and Pledge on the left side of the AKC page will show you what all is involved).  I think it sounds like a good idea, especially if you are going onto the CGC and maybe Therapy Dog classes, etc.
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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008, 12:06:07 PM »
Well we like to practice obedience and tricks with Attila and Daphne, but have a lot of work before CGC.  And Nkara is about to be enrolled in obedience classes and was wondering if there was a age range for the Star puppy.

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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008, 12:09:34 PM »
Well we like to practice obedience and tricks with Attila and Daphne, but have a lot of work before CGC.  And Nkara is about to be enrolled in obedience classes and was wondering if there was a age range for the Star puppy.

This is what the site says:

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When you complete a basic training class (taught by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator) with your puppy (up to 1 year old) your puppy is eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.

So I guess your dog has to be under a year old to qualify.
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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008, 12:12:55 PM »
I didnt read everything, due to I am at work and i keep alt+tab everytime someone walks past.

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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 12:14:18 PM »
I think your pups are too old (both are over a year, right?) but a class for CGC is a great idea. Or if your club has beginner (non-puppy) classes, you could start there.

Our club has two beginner levels before the CGC class, so people can really get a handle on the basics before trying things like supervised separation or walking past another dog.

Our club is trying to incorporate STAR in it's puppy kindergarten for this coming session, I'll be interested to hear how it goes.
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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2008, 01:06:15 PM »
I know my boxers are too old, but we were going to try their CGC in the future, but Nkara is only 7months old so we can sign her up still for the Star Puppy if our dog trainer can get the packet for the Star program.

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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2008, 01:25:57 PM »
many training classes offer CGC pre classes - they know what to train and teach, so I personally would not worry about waiting for a packet buy maybe finding a training center that has CGC programs and classes to prepare for the test.
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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2008, 01:41:28 PM »
Your trainer would have to already be certified/qualified to give CGC classes - are they?
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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2008, 03:28:20 PM »
Nope, I hadn't heard of it until a few weeks ago.

However, that being said I put CGC's on all of my dogs - and I don't think that any age is too young for this. Skye earned her CGC when she was 13 months old and I am ready to test Trigger (9 months) - just waiting for a test to be held.
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Re: AKC Star Puppy?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2008, 04:44:10 PM »
Our dog trainer is a CGC and Star Puppy evaluator.  I searched AKC's website and she was listed on there.  I am going to call her and inquire more about it with her.

We will probably have to do private lessons with N'Kara if her class is full.