Puppy Class II

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Don’t stop now! Continue the important and amazing work we did in the first puppy class. Working together we’ll maintain your puppy’s bite inhibition and continue to nurture a well-socialized and friendly dog. And, as your pup’s confidence and skill grows, yours will too! You’ll learn how to proof behaviors without food lures, how to increase distance sits in the yard and at dog parks, and how to settle down (useful when aunt Edna comes to visit and the dog goes bonkers!). This is where it all comes together to create a dog that responds quickly and happily, even amidst distractions or off-leash.

Additionally, when you successfully complete both Puppy 1 and Puppy 2 classes, you’ll get an application to send to the AKC for enrollment in the S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the program including purebreds and mixed breeds. Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal and you’ll both be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. You’ll also receive the S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes:

  • A beautiful, frameable certificate
  • AKC Puppy Handbook
  • Discount to enroll in AKC Reunite, a 24-hour recovery service

Are you excited? Let’s do it!


Puppy 2 Curriculum

Continuing work on Bite Inhibition from Puppy 1
Improving reliability
Adding Distance, Distraction, & Duration
Emergency distance control
Improving Leave-it past items on the ground
Stay-proofing
Improving overall leash technique
Better Loose Leash Walking with Stop-Sits
Precision Heeling
S.T.A.R. Puppy Test Included!


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Need to know:

Age: 18 weeks up to 2 years of age at the start date of class.

Prerequisite: Puppies must have completed Simpawtico’s Puppy Class I.

Vaccines: Rabies and vaccines must be up to date.

Length and Fee: This class is $99 for six consecutive weekly sessions, unless a break is mentioned. Each session is approximately 50 minutes and will meet on the same day and time each week. A minimum of 3 dogs is required to run a class.

The testing fee for the S.T.A.R. Puppy test is included in the class price, although the AKC’s fee to submit paperwork to get your puppy’s certificate is not.

Resources: Download these free eBooks by Dr. Ian Dunbar, stocked to the brim with critical, time-sensitive direction for successful puppy ownership!

BEFORE You Get Your Puppy (4MB, pdf)
AFTER You Get Your Puppy (6MB, pdf)

Also, visit the American Kennel Club’s website to  learn more about the S.T.A.R. Puppy program.

Further details about scheduling and cancellation policies can be found on the Policies Page.


My pup and I took the puppy 1 and 2 class and loved them! We both learned so much and it was well worth the money. Super fun and really helps to strengthen the bond between owner and pet.
Caylee L.Puppy 2 Grad

Save $20 by bundling Puppy 1 and Puppy 2 together!

Take your Puppy 1 Class now, and take up to six months to attend your Puppy 2 class.


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