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Basic Household Manners

Basic Household Manners is a 5-week course that is part of our SIRIUS Essential Skill Series. This class is held on-leash for all 5 sessions.

This class is about impulse control and basic manners. It’s fabulous for wayward teenagers and new dogs over 5 months of age. Additional skills taught include; watch me, no jumping (teach your dog not to jump up on people), stay from a sit or down, stand still, go to bed, leave it (how to ignore food and other distractions), Take it (how to take things such as food and toys, gently). This class is 5 sessions total, and each session meets approximately 50 minutes each week.

Registration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Please note: All three courses in the SIRIUS Essential Skill Series include: Basic Household MannersLeash Manners, and Come when Called.  Interested in all 3 classes? If you enroll in all three classes (Basic Household Manners, Leash Manners & Come When Called), you are eligible for a $60 savings. Call our Sirius office at (800) 419-8748 for more details.

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS

Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP are required. We strongly prefer proof of vaccines on paper (with vaccine date mentioned) versus the rabies tag on collar.

Have your dog wear a flat, buckle/snap collar, with a 6' leash. “Flexi” retractable leashes are not appropriate for class. No noose or collars that tighten please. Harnesses are allowed in classes for walking exercises, but please also bring a flat collar.

Don’t feed your dog right before class. Instead, bring their kibble to class in a ziploc bag for use as lures and rewards while training. Also bring a few extra-tasty treats to reward your pup for their best performances. Make sure your treats are in small, bite-sized pieces that won’t fill your pup up or take long for them to eat.

We require at least one adult per enrolled puppy. We encourage the whole family attend the class together but if children are three years or younger, a second adult must be present.

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Requirements: 

TemperamentDogs must be comfortable being around other dogs and people. Excited and playful is normal behavior; lunging and aggression towards others is better worked on with a private training session before enrolling in a group class. Excessive barking that cannot be curbed by the instructor may result in dismissal from class with a refund and referral for private training. If you have questions as to whether your dog would be benefit from this class, we'd be happy to discuss.

Age: 19 weeks or older

If your puppy is younger than 19 weeks old, please start with Puppy Training I.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Please note: This class is held on-leash for all 5 sessions.

Length: 
This class is $200 for five consecutive weekly sessions, unless a break is mentioned. Each session is approximately 50 minutes and will meet on the same day and time each week.

Available classes

Class info Location Trainer Day Time Start Info Sign Up
Basic Household Manners San Jose Lynette Thursday 7:15pm Jan 30 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners Los Gatos Sue Saturday 10:00am Feb 1 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday 11:00am Feb 1 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 7:00pm Feb 11 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners Fremont Martin Wednesday 7:00pm Feb 12 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners Benicia Martin Thursday 7:00pm Feb 13 Class info
Basic Household Manners Corte Madera Rayel Wednesday 7:30pm Feb 19 Class info
Basic Household Manners Berkeley (Frances Albrier) Leanne Thursday 8:00pm Feb 20 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners Oakland Montclair Martin Saturday 10:30am Feb 22 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Carlos Francesca Monday 7:00pm Feb 24 Class info
Basic Household Manners Sacramento (Loehmann’s Plaza) Heidi Monday 6:00pm Feb 24 Class info
Basic Household Manners Campbell Karen Tuesday 7:00pm Feb 25 Class info
Basic Household Manners Palo Alto (Cubberley) Francesca Tuesday 8:00pm Feb 25 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Jose Eleanor Saturday 11:30am Feb 29 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Ramon Keri Saturday 11:30am Feb 29 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners - LOCATION TBD Sunnyvale S Mary Sue Monday 8:00pm Mar 9 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners Berkeley (Frances Albrier) Leanne Saturday 11:00am Mar 14 Class info
Basic Household Manners Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 6:45pm Mar 17 Class info
Basic Household Manners Roseville Dana Tuesday 7:00pm Mar 17 Class info
Basic Household Manners Campbell Karen Wednesday 6:30pm Mar 18 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Ramon Keri Wednesday 7:30pm Mar 18 Class info
Basic Household Manners Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 8:30pm Mar 18 Class info
Basic Household Manners Woodside Francesca Wednesday 7:00pm Mar 18 Class info
Basic Household Manners Palo Alto (Cubberley) Connie Monday 7:30pm Mar 23 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Jose Lynette Tuesday 7:15pm Mar 24 Class info
Basic Household Manners Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 7:30pm Mar 26 Class info
Basic Household Manners Campbell Connie Saturday 10:30am Apr 25 Class info