AKC STAR Puppy Classes

Is your puppy an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy?  After this set of classes, he or she will be one–with an official AKC medal and certificate to prove it!  More importantly, your puppy will be on his way to be a well socialized and polite pooch for life. We teach the sit, down, come, heel, stay and then build on these basic commands to make pup polite at home, such as sitting and waiting for food and greeting visitors respectfully.  Small class size ensures that you get one-on-one help in each class from your AKC certified trainer, Jutka Terris! She also shares with you vital information on K9 body language, socialization, training principles and resources.  Each class begins with a fun, yet carefully monitored puppy play session!

Two locations in Fairfax, VA.  Next session at Affectionate Pet Care (3851 Pickett Road Fairfax, VA 22031) starts Saturday, September 9, at 4PM.  The other dates are:  September 16, 23, 30, October 7 and 14.  Classes are an hour long.  Up to two missed classes can be made up. $199 for six classes.

Sign up below, then please send me an email (trainer@puppyk.com) or text (703-447-1500) to make sure I got your payment, and (if I don’t have it already) to tell me your name, email and phone number as well as puppy’s name, breed, and birthday.  Look forward to having you in class!

Puppy Socialization!

Pups become great friends, and learn important social skills, during puppy playtime, the first 15-20 minutes of each class!

Puppy Training at your Home

Your puppy deserves the full attention of search and rescue K9 handler and AKC certified dog trainer, Jutka Terris!  You deserve the convenience of having her come to your house. Private lessons are tailored to your specific needs as well as your puppy’s unique temperament and learning style.  Each in-home visit lasts an hour. Emphasis is on creating polite habits and preventing bad ones from developing; teaching pup the fundamentals of obedience using positive motivational techniques; and showing you and your kids how to have fun-safely-with your puppy!  Very reasonable prices are further discounted if you pre-purchase a package of at least six classes.

The best time to teach good habits for life is NOW!

Jutka and Minga the Cavachon Pup are having fun with new tricks!

Introducing Puppy to Agility

A special set of three classes introducing Puppy*–and You–to the dog sport of Agility!  This is not only a great physical outlet indoors for the pups on these cold, cold days of winter, but also a way to exercise their brain, grow their confidence and bond with you in a powerful new way!

Agility is a ton of FUN for you, too!  You and your puppy truly work as a team, and you will be amazed by how much your budding athlete will be able to do:  crawling through tunnels, balancing on a teeter, conquering heights with the dog walk, and leaping over jumps (at a safe height for growing bodies.)

Location:  Affectionate Pet Care (3851 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22031).  Classes will be held on Sunday afternoons, starting later this fall.  Please email me at trainer@puppyk.com or call/text 703-447-1500 to let me know you are interested and you will be at the top of my list of people to notify once I have the schedule set!


Agility is not only pure fun, but also builds a powerful bond between dog and handler!