Category: Events

STAR Puppy Challenge Giveaway!

00Events, Puppies

AKC STAR Puppy Testing in Providence, RI | Spring Forth Dog AcademyHave you heard about our STAR Puppy Challenge?

This year, we have challenged our training team to promote responsible dog ownership, puppy socialization, and early commitment to training through the AKC STAR Puppy program. This program is open to all puppies under one year of age. Our goal is for 25 of our students’ puppies to pass the test.

To do that, we’re challenging you to commit to our STAR Puppy Challenge and give your puppy the training and socialization she deserves.

To take the test, you must first attend six manners classes in our Flex Class program with your puppy. The test will assess your commitment to care for your puppy (veterinary care, identification, exercise plan), your puppy’s behavior in a social environment with other dogs and people, and your puppy’s age-appropriate progress toward good manners (behaviors like sit, loose leash walking, and coming when called).

So far, 22 puppies have passed the STAR Puppy test at Spring Forth Dog Academy in 2018!

We’re so close to hitting our goal, and hope to finish the year strong and exceed it! We want to help as many new owners get their puppies off to a great start as we possibly can.

Giveaway Time!

So, we’ve put together a little something extra…

STAR Puppy Challenge

This gift basket from our retail boutique contains $150 worth of products, including made-in-the USA toys by West Paw, treats from Happy Howie’s, Rocco & Roxie jerky sticks, a 20′ long line for training recalls, Primal pork liver munchies, and more!

On Tuesday, October 9th we will pick one lucky STAR Puppy Challenge participant to win this basket of goodies.

If your pup’s name is already on the STAR Puppy board in our lobby, you’re already entered! If you haven’t committed to the STAR Puppy Challenge yet, just get in touch with us. (It’s free!) We’ll add you to the board. As you take classes & learn new skills, we’ll fill in the star stickers on the chart for everyone to see. And once you’ve taken six manners classes with your pup, we can test you after class.

All puppies who pass the test get a medallion from us and have their picture taken to be featured on our Instagram and Facebook pages…

AKC STAR Puppy - Charm the Miniature American Shepherd

(Isn’t Charm just the cutest?)

Participation in the STAR Puppy Challenge is totally free! It’s included in your Flex Pass, so you don’t have to pay to sign up or take the test. (There is a nominal fee ($10) when you submit your paperwork to the American Kennel Club.)

So, to recap:

Benefits of Signing Up for the STAR Puppy Challenge:

  • your dog will learn some manners & be even more fun to be around
  • you’ll get some quality bonding time with your pup
  • chance to win a bunch of great stuff
  • get a cute picture of your dog wearing a hat
  • really cool medallion

Drawbacks of Signing Up for the STAR Puppy Challenge:

  • can’t think of any!

It seems pretty clear to us… if you’re ready to commit to starting your puppy off right, pick a Flex Class Pass and come join us!

Summer Trick Training Challenge

10Dog Sports, Events, Group Classes, TrainingTags: , , ,

AKC Trick Dog Testing and Titles | Providence, RITrick training grows your bond with your dog and builds your training and communication skills. It’s a great way to burn off some of your dog’s energy when it’s too hot or rainy to play outside. Plus, it’s a ton of fun!

The American Kennel Club recently added a Trick Dog program to their catalog of events, which means your dog can earn official AKC titles for passing four different levels of tests.

For all of these reasons, we’re always trying to find ways to encourage our students to spend some time teaching tricks. So, we’re doing something brand new: a Summer Trick Training Challenge!

From now through August 31st, any dog who is signed up for one of our Intro to Dog Tricks classes will be added to this board in our lobby…

Trick Training Challenge Progress Board | Spring Forth Dog Academy, Providence RI

This board will keep track of everyone’s progress through the Novice and some Intermediate level tricks! For each trick you complete, we’ll place a sticker in the corresponding box on the board.

More info