February 15, 2012

AKC puppy S.T.A.R.

I'm so proud of our little girl! She passed her AKC puppy S.T.A.R. test last night with flying colors. The trainer even told us she would excel in competitive obedience if we decided to go that route. We are considering it! For now, we have signed her up for the next round of beginner classes. She is technically ready to move to novice beginner, but we still need to work on her focus when she has other dogs distracting her. Plus, she is only 6 months (as of this coming Monday) and we've already advanced her a level when she was supposed to be in puppy classes. The trainer said that if we get part way through the classes and decide she's ready for the next level, we can switch at any time. Our next goal is the Canine Good Citizen test and we're hoping to pass in October when she will be a little over a year old. :D

Here is a picture of her last night after an exhausting day of hiking and obedience class!


  1. Way to go!! CGC should be plenty easy as she grows up a bit. I thought about Obedience trials for Luna, but I am leaning more towards Rally as it is a little less pressure/serious and more friendly than the OB I have heard from people. May want to look into Rally as well. Sounds like a great place to train, wish i found somewhere here so accommodating.
    Keep up the good work

  2. Thanks! What is the difference between obedience and rally? I haven't done much research. Also, I noticed you show your dog. Is it possible to take classes in conformation if you don't have a "show quality" dog? It just looks like a fun class to take. :)