Puppy S.T.A.R.


Do you have a new puppy? Start the New Year out with a fun class with you and your new best friend. Mason Dixon Kennel club will be offering our next AKC Puppy S.T.A.R. class Starting March 13, 2023 at 5:15. This class is a great place to come and have fun with your puppy and strengthen your bond with them.

You will be beginning to learn how to teach your puppy how to work with you, not against you. Using clicker training we make it a positive and friendly experience for both of you.

We will be introducing all of the requirements of the AKC S.T.A.R. puppy program. This is a great foundation for moving forward with your puppy’s training.

Puppy training is different from adult training. We’re building a communication system between you and your dog and no two dogs are alike. What works for one pup will not work for another. The class is geared to the unique needs of each puppy/owner team.

This class is structured for puppies aged 10 – 23 weeks.

Puppies get to experience various surfaces and many different objects that they may encounter in life while in the class.  We work on…

  • Examination by stranger
  • Walk on a loose lead
  • Puppy Down
  • Puppy Sit
  • Puppy Come
  • Puppy Retrieve.

We will be covering basic fundamentals of the AKC puppy STAR program. We will also be a15ddressing young puppy related topics.
It will be a fun time for building the close bond with your young puppy.
The class will be 7 weeks with a STAR puppy Evaluation on the 7th week.
The cost for this class is $150

For more information:

Contact INSTRUCTOR: Michele Beatty Email: mickenaGSD@gmail.com


  • Next Session Starts March 13, 2023 @ 5:15 PM

Tuition:  $150/ 7 Week Session


In addition to Puppy S.T.A.R., Mason Dixon Kennel Club is adding another class for puppies aged 6 – 18 months.

This class will focus on the needs of adolescent dogs.
We will work on refreshing and strengthening foundational behaviors.
We will address the “teen years” and how to deal with them.
We will begin CGC prep exercises, with the last day of class an option will be given to take the CGC exam or puppy STAR exam.
The completion of this class will be a possible prerequisite for taking other MDCK classes at the instructor’s discretion

The first session of this class will be January 23, 2023 @6:20 PM

Tuition: $150.00/ 7 week session.

For information on this class or to sign up please contact Michele Beatty: mickenaGSD@gmail.com


Location:  Washington County Ag. Ed. Center, Rt 65 Sharpsburg Pike.  Classes are either outside in a totally fenced in area or in a climate controlled building with full matting.