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AKC Dog Lessons Serving St. James, NC

🐾 Join Sasha and Me on Three Scenic Walks or Virtually in the Exclusive Fit Dog Spring Scurry! 🌷 

Say farewell to the monotony of boring old walks and dive into the world of

AKC Fit DOG Classes

A refreshing approach to canine fitness that goes beyond the ordinary. Perfect for pet parents seeking exciting activities or those aiming to achieve AKC fitness titles.

Welcome to Southport Pups LLC, where we believe every dog has the potential to shine! Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with your furry friend? Join us in our American Kennel Club (AKC) certified dog classes, designed to bring out the best in your beloved companion.

Why Choose AKC Dog Classes at Southport Pups LLC?


From basic obedience to advanced agility training, our AKC dog lessons cover a wide range of disciplines to suit your dog's individual needs and interests. Whether you're looking to improve your dog's manners or enhance their agility, our comprehensive curriculum has you covered. We cater to dogs of all breeds, ages, and skill levels.

We strive to create a positive and engaging atmosphere in our AKC dog classes. Through interactive exercises, games, and challenges, we keep you both motivated and excited to learn. Our AKC Fit Dog classes focus on strengthening the bond between you.

Our online and in-person classes are as rewarding as they are fun and offer something for everyone. We proudly serve St. James & Southport, NC. Contact us today to learn more and embark on an exciting journey with your canine companion!

Escape the routine and embark on an exhilarating fitness journey with your furry companion!

Break free now from the challenge of brainstorming activities for your furry friend daily!

Join now for $150.00  6 week course

Go from walks


To Fitness Walks


Are you a dog parent struggling to break free from the monotonous routine of daily walks and looking for exciting fitness activities for your furry friend?

The weather often plays spoilsport, and your dog's exercise routine defaults to the same old walk around the block because it's easy. But imagine the thrill when you both finish our AKC Fit Dog class with a shiny bronze medal, showcasing the teamwork and newfound fitness!

Join our class today and say goodbye to the struggle of uninspiring walks and hello to a world of engaging exercises tailored for your pup's health and happiness. Don't let the weather and daily exercise defaults hold you back—transform your fitness journey with us!



Another day of defaulting to the same old walks around the block because it's easy. You've been there, done that, and your dog is craving something more exciting.

Random exercise ideas from online forums that might help briefly but don't provide a lasting solution to break free from the monotonous routine.

Investing in expensive equipment or training programs that promise a fitter dog but end up draining your wallet with little visible results.

Join our AKC Fit Dog class today and say goodbye to the uninspiring walks and limited fitness routines. Don't let the monotony hold you back—transform your dog's fitness journey with us!

An enriching fitness experience for your dog that goes beyond the usual walks, engaging both their body and mind in exciting activities.

A well-structured fitness program that breaks the cycle of monotonous exercise routines, making every session enjoyable for both you and your furry friend.

Guidance and support from experienced trainers who understand your dog's unique needs and can help you achieve fitness goals together.

A sense of accomplishment as you and your dog progress through the course, earning titles and celebrating the milestones you achieve together.


Embark on a New Fitness Journey, where having...

A treasure trove of engaging activities for your dog is just at your fingertips, ensuring they stay active, healthy, and happy.

The freedom to break free from the same mundane exercise routine is just the beginning of exploring new fitness adventures that strengthen your bond with your furry companion.


An entire 6 weeks' worth of exciting fitness challenges and activities planned is just the beginning, where you and your dog can enjoy every session together.


Control over your daily walks, transforming them into dynamic and fulfilling experiences, is just the beginning, leaving both you and your pet invigorated.


What would that mean for your dog's well-being and overall health? What would it mean for the joy and satisfaction you both derive from your time together?

It's pretty cool how that's just the beginning of your new adventure. Join our AKC Fit Dog class and explore the endless possibilities for you and your furry friend!

Discover the Perfect Fit for Your Dog's Training Journey!

-Join our On-Demand Classes for ultimate flexibility:

- Learn and perform 10  AKC Level essential skills for assessment

- Access written course materials and pre-recorded videos

6 weeks of Virtual classroom Instructions and fun Games

- Receive personalized feedback on your dog's progress in class and your posted videos in the community

- Showcase your skills through video assessment (pre-recorded or live)

- Earn a certification of completion for mastering key skills

- Up to 12 weeks to submit your video for final review for AKC Level

Plus, add a dash of excitement with fun runs or group walks (local )

- Participate virtually or in person if you live close to Southport 

- Earn prestigious AKC FIT DOG titles (additional AKC fee applies) See registration above

- Enhance your dog's training journey with rewarding experiences

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to train, bond, and achieve greatness with your furry friend.


Enroll now and unleash your dog's potential!

Zoom Classes

Interact Live for One one-hour weekly class over 6 Weeks

Limited Class Size (6 Dogs)

Receive Immediate Instructor Feedback in classes

Train Alongside Fellow Dog Enthusiasts in our VIP FB Private community

Access On-demand videos of each AKC skill 

Get Written Course Materials

Additional Feedback as Needed- posted in VIP FB Group 

"Access pre-recorded training videos before each class, allowing you to practice skills beforehand and ask questions during our interactive Zoom sessions to master each skill efficiently."

Earn Certification and AKC FIT DOG Title

Join Our Dynamic Community of Dog Lovers and Kickstart Your Fitness Adventure Today! Click Below to Register and Unleash Your Dog's Potential!

AKC Classes

S.T.A.R. Puppy, GCG, FIT DOG, Tricks, Virtual Home Manner, and FETCH Judge

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Fit Dog offers various services to help you and your pup stay in tip-top shape. We now offer group walks for Fit Dog titles, so sign up and join the waiting list today! We also have a six-week course to help you and your pup develop healthy habits and learn essential behavior techniques. So let us know if you are interested in joining, and we'll get you started.


The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is the perfect way to get your puppy and yourself off to the right start. This program requires that owners attend a basic training course with their puppies and provide the necessary components of the program, including Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsible ownership. With this program, both the pup and the owner will learn valuable skills and build a strong bond.

AKC Canine Good Citizen

Good Dog Concept Training provides professional certified dog training designed to help strengthen the bond between you and your pup. We offer AKC Canine Good Citizen courses that focus on educating owners and their dogs on basic dog obedience behaviors, polite manners, and responsible pet ownership.


"Ready to embark on a walking adventure with Southport Pups? Join us for the AKC FIT DOG Spring Scurry and step into Spring with your furry friend by your side! Register now and reach out to us by Chat, text, or email. Start walking towards a healthier and happier bond! 🐾 #SpringScurry #SouthportPups #FitDog"

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  • Exciting news for trick enthusiasts! The AKC Tricks Checklist and Video Verification Form (VVF) are now seamlessly integrated into one comprehensive form, making showcasing your dog's talents easier than ever.

  • **Here are the five AKC Trick Titles you and your dog can achieve:**

  • 1. **AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKN):**
       - Perform 10 skills from the Novice list.
       - If your dog holds a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title, it can perform 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.

  • 2. **AKC Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI):**
       - Requires the Novice title.
       - Perform 10 Intermediate tricks. Intermediate tricks list.

  • 3. **AKC Advanced Trick Dog (TKA):**
       - Requires the Intermediate title.
       - Perform 10 tricks from the Advanced list. Advanced tricks list.

  • 4. **AKC Trick Dog Performer (TKP):**
       - Handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks, including 3 tricks using props. Requirements here.

  • 5. **AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE):**
       - The highest level where Elite Performers showcase a routine with a story/script, using at least 5 props. Requirements [here](#).

  • **Eligibility—**
    Your dog must have an AKC number through one of the following:
       - AKC Registration Number
       - Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL)   -

  •    AKC Canine Partners Number

  • While training can begin as early as puppyhood, the earliest an AKC Trick Dog title will be awarded is at 4 months.

  • **Steps to Get Your Videos Evaluated:**

  • Choose one of the following methods after teaching your dog the tricks on the checklist for the title:
    1. Virtual or in-person testing in one of our Tricks Classes
    2. Virtual testing by submitting your tricks on our Facebook Tricks group or sending a video via messenger to the WhatsApp App.

  • For any questions, reach out us. Let the trick-training adventures begin! 🐾

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In the image, our accomplished student, Kelsey, and her talented canine companion, Gus, are beaming with pride and achievement. Together, they've recently earned their Novice Trick Dog title through online training, a testament to their dedication and teamwork.

The scene captures a heartwarming moment as Kelsey and Gus celebrate their success, with Gus displaying his intelligence and agility by working on intermediate tricks. Specifically, in this photo, Gus is engrossed in a captivating learning session, skillfully matching items, showcasing his enthusiasm for learning and impressing everyone around him. Their journey continues as they embark on mastering even more intricate tricks, a true testament to their unwavering bond and commitment to training. 🐶🌟 #ProudTrickDogTeam #NoviceToIntermediate

Trick training is a great way to bond with your pup and challenge your dog’s brain in a fun and creative way. In addition, tricks are a great way to build trust between you and your dog and can even help your pup learn essential life skills that can help them become more obedient and well-behaved. Learning tricks can be an enjoyable experience for you and your pup, so why not join and start your trick training journey today?

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If you've dedicated time to training your puppy or adult dog at home and are eager to showcase your achievements, the AKC’s Virtual Home Manners program is the perfect platform for you!

**What is Virtual Home Manners?**

Virtual Home Manners (VHM) is your solution for at-home dog training. Whether you've recently welcomed a puppy or a new adult dog, Virtual Home Manners is an excellent way to kickstart your training journey with practical skills before attending a formal class.

The evaluation of your dog's ability to perform ten essential home manners skills will be conducted through a video recording. We offer two levels - Virtual Home Manners Puppy (VHMP) and Virtual Home Manners Adult (VHMA). Upon successfully passing the tests, your dog will be awarded these prestigious titles.

The ten skills assessed in Virtual Home Manners are crucial for a well-mannered pet dog within a home setting. These skills focus on your ability to control your dog, walk them effectively (a common desire for dog owners), and build a strong bond during playtime. To get started, explore our "How to Train" VHM training videos.

Virtual Home Manners tests are evaluated online by AKC CGC Evaluators, similar to the process used for Virtual Tricks. There is no in-person testing for Virtual Home Manners. It serves as a natural progression for those interested in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) in-person training.

**How Virtual Home Manners Works:**

To earn the Virtual Home Manners titles, follow these straightforward steps:

1. Dog owners will record a video showcasing their dogs performing the required skills (found on the VHM checklists).
2. Send the video link to an Approved AKC CGC Evaluator. Zoom and other live formats may also be used for evaluating Virtual Home Manners.
3. Upon a successful review of the video, the Evaluator will send the Checklist Form to the dog owner.
4. The dog owner will then submit to AKC: 
   - The Checklist   -

    -The Virtual Home Manners Title Application form   - A fee of $30.00.

Embark on your Virtual Home Manners journey today and celebrate the well-behaved furry member of your household! 🐾✨

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 Virtual Manners AKC  Video links

  • Your dog must have an AKC number through one of the following: see Tricks section for AKC dog Resgistration links. 

Group Walk

Exciting News - Join Our Fit Dog Group Walk!

🐾 Are you ready to keep both yourself and your furry companion active and healthy? We're thrilled to announce that [Your Name] is launching a new Fit Dog Group Walk!

🚶‍♀️ Our Fit Dog Group Walk is the perfect opportunity for you and your dog to enjoy the great outdoors while staying fit and having a blast. Whether you have an active breed that craves exercise or simply want to enhance your dog's well-being, our group walks are tailored to suit dogs of all energy levels.

📆 Interested in joining our upcoming Fit Dog Group Walks? Don't miss out! Contact us today to get on the list and be the first to know about our walk schedules, locations, and special events. Together, we'll embark on memorable journeys filled with fun, fresh air, and the joy of companionship.

📞 Reach out to us at 856-905-1556 or drop us an email at We can't wait to share this fantastic experience with you and your four-legged friend!

Stay active, stay happy, and let's make every walk an adventure for you and your dog! 🐕🌳 #FitDogWalks #HealthyHounds #FitandHappyDogs


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