Super Good Puppy I & II – AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

Group Class Series

Our Super Good Puppy program is for young pups (usually 12 wks-5 months of age). We follow the new dsc08489AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training certification program. (You can learn more about the AKC S.T.A.R. puppy at Some lessons are available as Lessons On-Demand. These complement the Super Good Puppy classes.

Why join our Super Good Puppy class programs?

“The clock is ticking… The most crucial time in your dog’s life is right now- PUPPYHOOD!” – Dr. Ian Dunbar, After You Get Your Puppy. Novato, California: New World Library, 2004.

What age pup can attend this class series?
Our Super Good Puppy I class is for young puppies usually between 12 weeks and 5 months. Your pup should be properly vaccinated before coming into a group class so you’ll want to talk directly to your veterinarian if he/she feels your pup is good-to-go.

dsc00525How many weeks of classes in this program?
Super Good Puppy I is 6-weeks with classes lasting 1hr30mins-2hrs weekly. This one series should plenty to teach your pup the basics. These classes are fun for you and your pup. We also have off-leash activities with your pups during classes.

What is Super Good Puppy II?
Many times, our Super Good Puppy I members want to keep taking classes so we continue to work on what you’ve already learned and also add even more advanced commands.

How big is the class size?
Just right, not too large and not too small. Normal class sizes range from 2-4 canine students and their human families.

How much is the class series?
Super Good Puppy — AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy I and Super Good Puppy II program class fees are both only $165.00*. This includes your AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program certification test.

*We may recommend additional training tools for training success. These are all available at our studio’s Dooper Market. Rest assured, we will custom fit and teach you how to use any and all equipment we recommend.

Why is class so inexpensive?!
The number one reason why dogs get dropped off at shelters is- POOR BEHAVIOR! So, you see, we’re actually saving a dog’s life by teaching him good manners, when he’s a puppy, at an affordable price.

What do we learn in Super GZurie r3ood Puppy I & II classes?
We follow the class guidelines set by the AKC for the S.T.A.R. Puppy program. Here are just some of the MANY things you will teach your pup:
    • Hand signals for your good manners commands
    • Learn to “talk dog” using dog language, body movements and gestures
    • Walk nicely on a loose leash
    • Come when called
    • Settle and relax when you hold it for grooming, teeth cleaning or nail clipping
    • Sit, down, stay and all the other good manners commands we think all pups should know
    • Paying attention even when other pups are around
    • Off-leash walking and call-to-come drills
    • Not jump or bite
    • Love his/her crate
    • Play with activity toys like food puzzles
    • Play games with the family
    • Extra Bonus: do agility exercises like low-level jumps and ramps, tunnels and weave poles
    • Learn tricks like High-5, or roll-over or hold-on-the-nose
What about vaccinations?
Talk directly with your veterinarian to make sure your pup is ready for group classes. Your pup must be properly vaccinated for safety.

“Hi Pat, thanks for all you have done I really believe that you have made the LIFE OF RILEY so much better, and no less importantly Darlene and of course myself have benefited greatly from your expertise. Thank you so much! All the very best,” — Mac & Darlene