AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy & Canine Good Citizen

Beginner STAR Puppy 6 Week Trainining Classes

Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. 

How It Works

Attend an Beginner Puppy class for at least 6 weeks. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the program including purebreds and mixed breeds.

 

6-week session is $250

Please call to reserve your spot.  971-719-2965

NEXT SESSION: 10/15/2022

Intermediate Good Citizen 6 Week Trainining Classes

The intermediate program is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community. 

After mastering the ten skills in this 6 week course, your instructor will administer the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. After passing the CGC test together, and taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® and you and your pup will join the proud ranks of over 1 million dogs who have earned their Canine Good Citizen award– accomplishment that’s definitely worthy of extra belly rubs! 

Classes are Wednesday evenings from 5pm-6pm.

6-week session is $550

Please call to reserve your spot.  971-719-2965

 

Next Session:  Tentative  12/3/2022

Advanced Community Canine 6 Week Trainining Classes

Advanced Community Canine is the advanced level of Intermediate Good Citizen program.

As with Good Citizen, Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC once your approved application is submitted with the AKC.

While Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a “crowd” of evaluators in a ring), the goal of Community Canine is to test the dog’s skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in Community Canine, the “walks through a crowd” test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club.

After mastering the ten skills in this 6 week course, your instructor will administer the AKC Community Canine test. After passing the Community Canine test together you’ll get an application to send to AKC® to receive your AKC Community Canine title. 

 

Requirements

To earn the AKC Community Canine title, dogs must meet the following two requirements:

  1. The CGC test and the AKC Community Canine test may be taken on the same day. However, when taken on the same day, both forms should be sent to AKC in one envelope so the CGC can be entered first.
  2. Must have an AKC number of one of 3 types (AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number). All dogs, including mixed breeds, can get an AKC number. The reason for the AKC number requirement is that this is how they create titles at AKC; they attach the titles to the dog’s number. For more information on getting an AKC number, see: http://images.akc.org/cgc/number.pdf

Classes are Wednesday evenings from 5pm-6pm.

6-week session is $630

Please call to reserve your spot.  971-719-2965

What People Say About Us

Diana Miller
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I adopted a 5 year old rescue from Texas. He knew 0 commands. He would dart out doors and jump out of cars. I signed him up for the board and train at Integrity Dog Training. What he came back as is a whole new dog. He now knows commands (didn’t always listen as he is stubborn) and the support from Ben since he has been home is great. With everyday practice he now listens the first time he hears a command or even the command with the hand. I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Elizabeth Vivona Dow
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We rescued a Carolina Dog who had lived on the streets in TX prior to being shipped up to the PNW. When we got him, he didn't know how to walk on a leash, ride in a car etc... We began working with Ben with one-on-one lessons just to get the basics down. Otis made good progress, but needed intensive training. We did a 2 week "stay-n-train". Otis was returned to us a completely different dog. He heels without a leash, he comes when called, even if he's 200 yards away mole hunting, he stays on "place" when we need to eat dinner without him begging... the list goes on and on. Ben taught him how to behave in public spaces like stores and restaurants. Our dream is to get him certified as a service dog and I think it might be a reality now. The best thing about this trainer is he is gentle and positive. There are no harsh punishments or yelling. When I picked Otis up, I could tell he genuinely loved and respected Ben. He wasn't just behaving well out of fear. This trainer is the real deal - I'd trust him to be able to train any dog 🙂
Aliyah Taylor
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I have a husky that was a little under a year and very hard at socializing with other animals just cuz she had never been around them and kind of was isolated as a puppy. And then with integrity had helped me control my emotion and be able to work with my dog and teach her how to be a great ESA which is exactly what I need because I have anxiety. She is now much happier she's on a great diet and she does very well around other dogs. And she is very friendly and is learning how to be a good service animal to me and very respectful to other owners and their animals. We even got her trained off the leash. I know that I can always go back if I have any questions or text or call and he'll be there to be able to help out. So I would highly recommend this dog trainer to help train your dog.
Leah Hughes
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Ben trained my two German Shepherds previously with amazing results. They had gone through previous basic training at a pet store, but Ben took them to the next level. Improving upon what they had learned and getting them on voice commands rather than treats. We are now working together again on my Pitbull also expanding into more advanced training with her. I have been so impressed with how he communicates so effectively with each dog and how much they look forward to working with him.
kristina manley
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I have had my previous dog, Margaret, trained by Ben. She was a challenge to say the least. Half husky/half German Shepard, all attitude and stubbornness, but also very sweet and funny! After we did a board and train, Margaret was happier and so were we! I wasn’t constantly yelling at her and she wasn’t constantly trying to figure out why I was yelling at her. She became a confident, well behaved, happy dog. Unfortunately we lost her unexpectedly too young, but our new puppy will also do a board and train with Ben when she is old enough. It makes for a happy dog and a happy human! Ben is the dog whisperer and I trust that anyone he hires to work with him will he just as good.
Kelly Butler
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Ben has trained two of our Rottweilers, the latest being our stubborn, alpha, 5 month old puppy. We are able and confident allowing our two and four year old walk them both. We highly recommend his services to anyone with a dog. He does wonders and the training lasts a lifetime. Ben is always available for follow up questions.
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