IMPORTANT: Payment must be made at the time of registration. If payment is not completed, we can not hold your spot in the class. Your registration will be removed and you will need to re-register and complete payment to be placed on the class roster. If you are having trouble with the registration & payment process, please contact us.

S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

7 Weeks

The S.T.A.R. Puppy classes are designed for all breeds of puppies 3 - 10 months of age. Throughout the seven week classes, you will begin to understand your newest family member, solve problems, answer questions, introduce obedience commands and have fun! Obedience commands consist of: sit, down, loose leash walking, no jumping up and to come when called. Each class begins with a group discussion on an informative subject such as nail trimming, toys, crate training, or skin and ear care. Introduction to Puppy Agility Obstacle course is presented as well!

Puppies that successfully complete this class can earn the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction and will receive a certificate from the AKC and be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at the AKC.



Reva Berger

Donna Smith - Assisting


Richard Drago



John Turner

Karen Berger - Assisting

Puppy KPT - Tricks that Train

7 Weeks

Puppy Kindergarten classes are designed for all breeds of puppies 3 - 12 months of age. This is a tricks based training program using Connie Cleveland's Tricks that Transition program. Puppies and owners are introduced to one trick each week, in addition to learning sit, down, come, and walking nicely on a leash. Teams are also introduced to Rally, Agility, and Therapy Dog equipment and training techniques. 


At the end of the session, there is the option for the Pup & Owner team to be tested for a Novice Trick Dog title, if desired. 


Sandy Clark

Donna Smith - Assisting

Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club

2101 Logan Street

Clearwater, FL  33765