Our Basic Programs

NEW AT DOGSTAR TRAINING NJ FOR 2021!

AKC Virtual Programs:
AKC Virtual Home Manners
AKC Trick Dog Titles

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

ALL OUR BASIC PROGRAMS INCLUDE "CLICK & COME" a DogStar Training NJ exclusive, reliable way to have your dog come to you when you call. 

All training is done at Pawsitively Purrfect in Hightstown NJ

Check out the video of Click & Come on our YouTube Channel

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. Once you complete this program your puppy will be prepared to earn her first AKC title and become a S.T.A.R. Puppy.

Puppy Next Steps

For puppies that have completed Puppy Bright Start or your puppy can be come in for an evaluation to see if they're ready for the next step. We will build on the basic skills from Puppy Bright Start and add some fun and challenging new activities that will enhance your puppy's confidence, socialization and love of learning.

Polite Pet I

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. AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluation at the end of the session.

Polite Pet II

In Polite Pet I your dog learned basic manners and skills now learn how to apply them in everyday settings with some fun exercises. AKC Canine Good Citizen or Good Citizen Advanced Evaluation at the end of the session.

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

Additional Services


 Bright & Beautiful  Therapy Dog
 

DogStar Training NJ is proud to offer therapy dog training and evaluation with Bright & Beautiful Therapy dogs Inc. You can now share the wonderful companionship and joy your dog brings to you with other who are confined to hospitals, nursing homes and many other settings where the gifts that well trained and behaved dogs bring are so appreciated. Prerequisite: To test for therapy dog training your dog must be at least a year old, and have completed either Polite Pet or Canine Good Citizen class. This is a 6 week Program.

DogStar Advanced

This class is for those who really want their dog to shine! Open to dogs that have completed DogStar Training Polite Pet II, Intro to Rally or Beyond the Basics and who have earned earned AKC Canine Good Citizen. You and your dog move at your own pace through sessions that will include hand signals only, off leash work, high distractions and more. You and your dog can be evaluated for AKC Urban certification during this program. 

Sampler Platter

We offer a variety of enrichment programs the Sampler lets you and your dog try them out and see what you like best. Sampler includes Scentwork, Tricks,  Agility for Fun and Intro to Rally

On-Line Learning

DogStar Training NJ offers some on-line learning options

 Therapy Dog

Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs

This is a self-paced program. Once you register for the class you will be invited to Google Classroom to view the program in a series of slides with video demonstrations of the various skills you and your dog will need to successfully pass the evaluation for certification as a Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dog. You will be required to submit videos of the skills and when you are ready you will be able to attend a 60-90 workshop to address the medical equipment and therapy dog to therapy dog piece. At this time you will be able to take the evaluation.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN-PERSON AND VIRTUALLY

Virtual Home Manners - Puppy

YOU KNOW YOUR PUP IS THE BEST!

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

FOR FUN OR AKC TITLES

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

POLISH YOUR BASIC SKILLS & EARN 2 TITLES AT THE SAME TIME

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