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AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

Certified & Veterinarian-Backed

"It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become." - Dr. Seuss


A Canine Understanding is happy to be offering the American Kennel Club's (program, Puppy Program.

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is a 6-week in person obedience training course designed to focus on everything that puppies and their owners need to give them both the best possible start on their journey together. During the course of the program, we will meet once a week to start building a strong foundation for your puppy to grow on. You will learn to read and understand your puppy's body language, and how to communicate what you're teaching effectively and in a way they will understand. We will work on basic obedience commands, loose leash walking, and socialization with kids, people and other dogs. Additionally, we will cover crate training, grooming, house breaking, teaching impulse control, exposure and response to new noises and sights, how to set up rules/boundaries with your puppy and much more!

​At the conclusion of the program, you and your puppy will take the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test. Upon passing you will be issued a form to send into the AKC to receive a certificate and gold display medal.​

Class Requirements:

Current age-appropriate vaccines.

The cost for the 6-week course is $220

Classes are limited to a maximum of 6 puppies to ensure you get the attention needed for you and your puppy to suceed!

Classes are held at:

Baberton Grange Hall

9400 NE 72nd Ave

Vancouver, WA 98665 


Enroll Online!

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