The Humane Society of Calloway County is administering the American Kennel Club® (AKC) training program geared towards puppies and their owners. The AKC S.T.A.R.sm Puppy Program rewards responsible owners who take the time to train and socialize their new puppies.
The program is the puppy level of the AKC’s well-known Canine Good Citizen® program. “S.T.A.R.” stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner, all of the things a puppy needs to have a good life.
To get started, owners enroll in the S.T.A.R. Puppy Training Class instructed by Humane Society trainers. Classes include valuable training tips for puppy owners - such as how to housetrain - and lessons on practical skills for puppies - such as coming when called. The program is open to all dogs. Puppies can begin training as soon as they have the necessary vaccines and they can enroll in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training at any point up until their six or seven month birthday.
Early training and socialization are key to having a well behaved dog. You will learn how to start your pup off on the right paw from the very beginning.
At the end of the training course, the instructors will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test. Upon passing, you and your puppy will be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program and will receive an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package which includes:
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy graduates will be encouraged to continue working towards the next step in training, AKC’s Canine Good Citizen award. Canine Good Citizen training emphasizes responsible owners and well-mannered dogs and is also offered by the Humane Society.
Date & Time
(1) Completed Registration Form - is needed first! Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or place in our locked drop box or mail to Humane Society of Calloway County, P O Box 764, Murray, KY 42071.
(2) Payment: Check can be mailed. Check or cash can be placed in our locked drop box. Credit card payment can be made via our PayPal link on the home page of this website or on the phone by calling the office Monday - Thursday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 270-759-1884.
(3) A copy of your pet's vaccination record must be at the Humane Society prior to the beginning of the course but does not have to accompany the registration and payment. You can ask your veterinarian to fax your dog's vet record to us at 270-761-1884 or email it to us at email@example.com. With COVID restrictions in place, this may be the simplest for everyone.
minimize contact, you can deliver materials by email to
or to the drop box at Humane Society's office at the Weaks Community
Center at 607 Poplar Street, Murray. Our locked drop box is beside the
Humane Society door at the East end of the building that faces Sixth
Street and is available 24 hours a day.
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