About

Location:
Colonial K9
30 Big Spring Lane
Stafford, VA 22554
Email:
colonialk9@hotmail.com
Phone:
540-657-4597

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Puppy STAR Program

Specifically designed for socialization of puppies from 2 to 6 months of age. You will be taught basic commands using positive reinforcement. The AKC Puppy STAR program is to promote good ownership, socialization and training. You will receive a nice medal and certificate by AKC when you pass the following:

PUPPY BEHAVIORS:

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

        2. Free of aggression toward other puppies in class

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

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

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

PRE-CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® TEST BEHAVIORS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*This is a 6 week class and classes are held the same day and time each week.