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April 18 @ 11:00 am - May 23 @ 12:00 pm


The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program focuses on all the things every puppy and owner need to have a great start together.

STAR stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner and in six weeks of STAR puppy classes, puppies and dogs learn the following behaviors and skills.

PUPPY BEHAVIORS: tolerate a collar, owner can hug their pup, walks politely on leash, down and sit on command, come to owner when called, settle on a mat, works with distractions and other pre – CGC behaviors. Some baby agility obstacles will be introduced. The skills in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy classes are practical and functional. Teaching puppies to tolerate grooming, handling, and basic exams of the ears, feet, and mouth will result in well-mannered puppies that veterinarians are happy to see. Puppies under 1 year are welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is not for aggressive or reactive dogs. If your dog exhibits this type of behavior, please see Grumpy Growlies class or contact [email protected] for assistance.

  • Duration: 5 classes – 1 hour per class
    Location: New Hampshire SPCA
    Instructor: Nadine Perry
    Date and Times:  Thursdays 10:00 am to 11:00 amTHIS IS A FIVE WEEK SESSION

    • April 18
    • April 25
    • * skip
    • May 9
    • May 16
    • May 23

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]

Waiver & Photo release: Client understands and accepts that attending dog training classes may put you, your dog and/or any guests who may also attend, in a situation not without risk. Client acknowledges there are unavoidable risks of injury when working with animals. Some of the dogs in attendance may be hard to handle and could cause injury even when handled with the utmost care. Client agrees to assume all risk of any injury or damage resulting from the actions of any dog including their own while in a class, on the grounds of the NHSPCA, Tonry Tree Farm and any surrounding areas or when attending any training function. Client further understands that they are responsible for furnishing written proof of current Rabies, Distemper and other vaccinations upon request and they understand that any time a dog is in contact with other animals it may expose him/her to minimal risk of communicable disease. Client hereby waives and releases the NHSPCA, New England Agility Team (NEAT), Tonry Tree Farm and their agents and employees from all liability for injury, damage or illness that they or their dog may incur while attending the training classes. Client authorizes the NHSPCA to use photos of you, your dog and/or any guests engaging in class activities for media purposes.

Refund and Cancellation policy: There is a $25 service fee for registration cancellation, if you cancel more than 7 days from the start of class. If you must cancel less than one week prior to the start of the program, all fees are non-refundable and will result in a donation of the total fee to the NHSPCA. If the NHSPCA must cancel a program, then we will issue a full refund. Note: Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.




April 18 @ 11:00 am
May 23 @ 12:00 pm
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New Hampshire SPCA
104 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885 United States
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(603) 772-2921