The Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club offers the AKC S.T.A.R.

Puppy class for puppies ages 12 weeks to 8 months.

When:  Classes have been postponed at the current time.  Please check back later for further notice.

The below information may be of some interest for future classes.

Duration: 1 hour classes each week for 6 weeks

Price: $80 for GFKC members / $90 for non-member

Class size: Limited to 10

Location: 58 Gray’s Rd Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22405 {Map & Directions}

Instructor: Vera Symonds of Trademark Kennels


Steps for Registering for the class

  1. Please fill out registration form, Registration Form , and email to Vera Symonds at trademarkkennels@gmail.com or mail to 58 Grays Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22405.

  2. Pay for classes via credit card HERE or mail a check to GFKC, PO Box 602, Fredericksburg, VA 22404.   NO PAYMENTS ACCEPTED AT CLASS.  Checks must be received by Saturday, September 8, 2018.  There will be a $50 returned check fee.   

**Please note that registration is not complete until the registration form and the payment have been made.**

Students are responsible for: 

  • Bringing updated shot records to include at least 2 puppy distemper combination shots.  Rabies is not mandatory for beginning the class but is required by end of class.  Also since our classes are in public locations we recommend the Bordetella vaccine, not mandatory.
  • Puppy classes require a 6′ training lead of either leather, nylon or cotton with ID tags or a Microchip as identification. Instructors will discuss and recommend collar types either at your request or at their discretion.
  • You will need small soft treats that your dog can swallow without chewing such as string cheese sliced into dime size pieces or small training treats.
  • Please bring clean up bags for accidents and be sure to exercise your pup prior to class.
  • Pets shall be flea and tick free (Preventive or spray is recommended).
  • Bring water for yourself and your dog. Other required items will be discussed in class.
  • Restroom facilities are available.
  • Classes that are cancelled due to inclement weather (rain/snow) will be made up.

Description of AKC Star Puppy

Go to AKC.org for full information.