Our Basic Programs


Basics Plus
DogStar Advance
Teach the Leash

AKC Virtual Programs:
AKC Virtual Home Manners
AKC Trick Dog Titles
AKC Virtual Obedience & Rally

As a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator I can help you earn titles from home as well as in person.  

We do not offer in-home training

a DogStar Training NJ exclusive, reliable way to have your dog come to you when you call. 

All training classes are held at Pawsitively Purrfect in Hightstown NJ

Check out the video of Click & Come below

Puppy Kindergarten

If your puppy is under 6 months or is a new addition to your home between 6 and 8 months old, this is the program for you. We will cover all the basics - house training, teething, introduction to leash walking and basic commands. 

Puppy Next Steps

For puppies that have completed Puppy Kindergarten or your older puppy can be come in for an evaluation to see if they're ready for Next Step.

We will build on the basic skills from Puppy Kindergarten and add some fun and challenging new activities that will enhance your puppy's confidence, socialization and love of learning.
Once you complete this program your puppy will be prepared to earn her first AKC title and become a S.T.A.R. Puppy.

Polite Pet 

Are you grappling with a rowdy adolescent? If your dog is between 9 months and 2 years or is a newly adopted adult dog and you want the dog that walks politely, doesn't dash out the door or jump on your guests then the Polite Pet program is what you are looking for. The 5 Commands Every Dog Should Know will start you both on a great life together. This is a Basic Obedience class. 

Basics Plus 

In basic training your dog learned basic manners and skills now learn how to apply them in everyday settings with some fun training exercises and challenges.
AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluation at the end of the program

Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics is the for those of you who want more!
You have  earned  your AKC Canine Good Citizen
now earn your Canine Good Citizen Advanced Title with fun training using some games as well as increased challenges for you and your dog.


Scentwork is an amazing activity to do with your dog. 
Scentwork and scent games offer your dog a fun way to use their natural talents. A dog’s sense of smell is more than 10,000 times more powerful than ours.
Nose work can help your dog hone in on his natural talents and it’s an easy way to keep them entertained.

DogStar Advanced

DogStar Advanced is a program for dogs that have successfully completed basic training and earned either AKC CGCA

Our objective is to fine tune the skills learned; adding more challenging situations to ensure your dog is confident and obedient in a variety of settings. We will be testing for the AKC CGCA and/or AKC Urban Dog certification during this program.


Teach the Leash

This program is for fine tuning the leash skills you learned in Puppy Next Step or Polite Pet if you are just looking for a dog who walks nicely in the neighborhood or if you're thinking about AKC Rally or Obedience in the future.

Click & Come - completed training

This is what Click & Come can look like for you and your dog - Be sure your volume is turned up to hear the click.

AKC Virtual Programs

DogStar Training NJ offers to verify or assist you in recording several AKC Virtual Title Programs

Virtual Home Manners - Puppy & Adult Dog 


There are titles for both puppies and dogs over 1 year old If you can pet and brush your dog; If he can sit and down on cue (for puppies food lures are allowed); If he comes when called; If he can go to his bed or crate on cue; If he can walk on leash in a straight line; If he loves to play with you - YOU CAN EARN THIS TITLE!

Virtual Rally Novice and Intermediate


Rally is a fun program that focuses on handler/dog relationship and leash work. We have courses and signs available and can help you get your Novice and Intermediate Rally Titles We also offer in-person training to prepare you to submit your video to AKC for your title

AKC Virtual Beginner and Novice Obedience


You can earn titles for Beginner Novice and  Novice Obedience Virtually
   You've worked on earning your AKC Canine Good Citizen now earn your AKC Beginner Novice & Novice  Obedience Title! We will cover the skills needed to earn the title, we will do mock trials so you will be ready and we will help you record and submit your video to AKC for review