AKC Fit Dog Lvl 1

Class is not available for registration


Classes not currently available for registration. Next class session is 2023 Session 2, starting on Tue 04-25-2023.
Public registration starts Sat 04-15-2023 8:00 AM, GSDOC members can register early on Thu 04-13-2023 8:00 AM.
Registration for everyone closes on Fri 04-21-2023 11:59 PM.

Class Time: 7 PM
Class Length: 6 weeks
Class Tier: Tier B
Class Session: 2023 Session 2

As we humans do, our dogs get the same health benefits from having proper/consistent fitness plans. This course has been designed to be able to help you get started with a plan like this. It will teach you the foundation skills for a fitness program while building confidence, reducing boredom, and helping to eliminate problem behaviors. Throughout this six-week course you will learn ways to increase your dog’s: Strength, cardiovascular health, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

Additional Information

Pre-Requisite: Puppies 2-6 months

Equipment Needed: All students should bring a flat collar, martingale, or walking harness; a 6-ft leash; many soft, easy to chew, and swallow treats; and a mat, towel, or pad for your puppy.

All handlers should bring their puppies and equipment to the first night of class.

Class Tiers

Our goal is for dog and handler teams to progress through a structured curriculum of classes that are grouped in levels of ability. Before students may progress from Tier A to Tier B, we strongly recommend teams pass all Tier A level classes. For Tier B through Tier D, progression depends on student ability.

* STAR Puppy
* Tier A classes (beginner): Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Focus and Impulse Control (FIC), and Obedience I (Ob I).
* Tier B classes (novice to intermediate): Tricks Novice/Intermediate, Agility Foundations, and Obedience II.
* Tier C classes (intermediate): Agility I and Rally I.
* Tier D classes (advanced): Agility II, Rally II, and Show N Go.
* Specialty classes (conditional).

We adapted the AKC STAR Puppy and CGC classes to fit our club needs. We offer AKC testing for these two classes at the end of every session. We suggest that teams first progress from STAR to CGC, which follows the AKC program design. Tier A level teams may then take FIC and Ob I to finish off Tier A class progression. Please talk with instructors or the Director of Training if you have questions about class progression or availability.