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AKC Star Puppy Class- Afternoon 2024 Session 4

  • 10 Jul 2024
  • 21 Aug 2024
  • 7 sessions
  • 10 Jul 2024, 5:00 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • 17 Jul 2024, 5:00 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • 24 Jul 2024, 5:00 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • 31 Jul 2024, 5:00 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • 7 Aug 2024, 5:00 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • 14 Aug 2024, 5:00 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • 21 Aug 2024, 5:00 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala Fl 34482
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  • Handler is under 18
  • Handler is under 18

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AKC Star Puppy Class 2024 Session 4

  • Seven week session - $95 non-member/ $80 member
  • Wednesdays 5:00- 5:45 PM 
  • Classes start on July 10, 2024
  • Registration for Members opens June 10, 2024
  • Registration for Non-Members opens June 17, 2024
  • Registration closes June 21, 2024 After which no registrations will be accepted
  • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds
  • Instructor: Diane Bryant email 
  •                     Julie Hughes email
  • To register scroll to the lower left corner and select the register button.
  • If the register button is not found select the add to waitlist button, the class is full we will do our best to find an opening if possible.
  • If you have trouble registering contact the Training Director Betsy Powers at

Class Description: 

This class is for Puppies up to 10 Months by July 1.  This class follows the AKC guidelines for the  Star Puppy Program. This program focuses on the bond development between puppy and owner. 

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class

Below is listed the 20 steps to success with your puppy

20 STEPS To Success: The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® TEST


1. Maintains puppy’s health (vaccines, exams, appears healthy)

2. Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge

3. Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan

4. Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator

5. Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up after puppy

6. Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy-collar tag, etc.


7. Free of aggression toward people during at least 6 weeks of class

8. Free of aggression toward other puppies in class

9. Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice

10. Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)

11. Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy


12. Allows (in any position) petting by a person other than the owner

13. Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam (ears, feet)

14. Walks on a Leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight line (15 steps)

15. Walks by other people-Walks on leash past other people 5-ft away

16. Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure

17. Down on command-Owner may use a food lure

18. Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called

19. Reaction to Distractions-distractions are presented 15-ft away

20. Stay on leash with another person (owner walks 10 steps and returns) 

Marion-Alachua Dog Training Association

Office: 352-369-5551


6600 NW 3rd Place 
Ocala FL  34482

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