Classes

NEW AT DOGSTAR TRAINING NJ FOR 2020!

In addition to our standard programs DogStar Training NJ has 2 special added features:
1 - Access to the DogStar Training NJ Students private Facebook page where during and after your in-class training you can post comments, questions and videos of your training and receive feedback from our trainers.
2 - As a registered student you can request up to 2 20-minute virtual coaching sessions via Facebook Portal to discuss any training questions you have.

Basic Programs

Do you want your dog to come reliably when you call? All our basic programs include our “Click & Come” training.

Puppy Bright Start

If your puppy is under 6 months or is a new addition to your home between 6 and 9 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

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 Evaluation at the end of the session.

Additional Programs

Therapy Dog Training

Therapy Dog Training

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. 

AKC Trick Dog Titles

AKC Trick Dog Titles

fun and stimulating activities for dogs with basic obedience skills

If your dog has basic obedience skills and you want to have some fun and amaze your friends with how clever your dog is, join Trick Training class for Dogs. You can now earn AKC Trick Dog Titles through this program!

There are four levels from beginner to advanced to suit your dog.

Follow Your Nose

Follow Your Nose

Scent work is a fast growing dog sport modeled after real world detection work. It's a great enrichment program where your dog will learn to work as a team with you to "hunt" for a variety of scents. We will search inside buildings, out in the open, searching boxes, luggage, bags, furniture or vehicles. Scent work is great for all dogs, a great way to focus excited dogs and calm nervous dogs. You can also attend Follow Your Nose on a "drop in" basis. Contact us for details and cost.
 

Rally is a fun dog sport based on loose leash heeling with other basic obedience commands included. The goal is to promote the human-dog bond. You and your dog are a team having fun - lots of praise. You will have fun learning a variety of useful real-life behaviors. Dogs and handlers of any age can participate in Rally.

DogStar Advanced

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 or Intro to Rally and 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 CGCA certification during this program. You can also attend DogStar Advanced on a "drop in" basis. Contact us for details and cost.

Is your dog fearful of new and unusual situations, people or experiences? Does she hide or carry on when she sees strange dogs or people? Would you like to see him more confident when confronted with "scary" things?

This program is for you! In addition to teaching techniques for your dog to learn to focus on you when sh'e frightened we offer a range of confidence building activities and experiences including being around "stable" dogs who will help your dog understand that all other dogs aren't to be feared.

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

DogStar Training NJ is now offering a Membership option for our Follow Your Nose (Scentwork) and DogStar Advanced programs. You can purchase 6, 8 or 10 session membership.