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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. Please note: Our Oakland West location also requires proof of Bordetella vaccination.

Have your dog wear a flat, buckle/snap collar – no harnesses or training collars that tighten. Please have your pooch on a 6’ leash. “Flexi” leashes are not appropriate for class.

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 friendly and non-reactive with other dogs and people.

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 SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday 11:00am Mar 23 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners San Carlos Naomi Monday 7:00pm Mar 25 Class info
Basic Household Manners Campbell Karen Tuesday 7:00pm Mar 26 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners Berkeley (Live Oak Park) Leanne Thursday 8:00pm Mar 28 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners Sacramento (Fair Oaks Blvd.) Heidi Monday 6:00pm Apr 1 Class info
Basic Household Manners Corte Madera Rayel Wednesday 7:30pm Apr 3 Class info
Basic Household Manners Los Gatos Janelle Saturday 10:00am Apr 6 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 7:00pm Apr 9 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 6:45pm Apr 9 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners Fremont Rebecca Wednesday 7:00pm Apr 10 Class info
Basic Household Manners Oakland Montclair Antonia Saturday 10:30am Apr 13 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Rafael Rayel Monday 7:00pm Apr 15 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Jose West Lynette Tuesday 7:45pm Apr 16 Class info
Basic Household Manners Palo Alto Francesca Tuesday 7:00pm Apr 16 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners San Ramon Keri Wednesday 7:30pm Apr 24 Class info
Basic Household Manners Campbell Karen Saturday 10:30am Apr 27 Class info Join the waiting list
Basic Household Manners San Jose Eleanor Saturday 11:30am Apr 27 Class info
Basic Household Manners Martinez Lea Saturday 10:30am Apr 27 Class info
Basic Household Manners Sacramento (Fair Oaks Blvd.) Heidi Monday 6:00pm May 6 Class info
Basic Household Manners Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 7:30pm May 9 Class info
Basic Household Manners SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 7:00pm May 14 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Jose Lynette Thursday 7:15pm May 16 Class info
Basic Household Manners Oakland Montclair Leanne Tuesday 7:30pm May 21 Class info
Basic Household Manners Roseville Dana Tuesday 7:00pm May 28 Class info
Basic Household Manners Campbell Karen Wednesday 6:30pm May 29 Class info
Basic Household Manners Palo Alto Francesca Saturday 11:00am Jun 1 Class info
Basic Household Manners Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 8:30pm Jun 12 Class info
Basic Household Manners SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday 11:00am Jun 15 Class info
Basic Household Manners Sunnyvale S Mary Sue Monday 8:00pm Jun 17 Class info
Basic Household Manners Berkeley (Frances Albrier) Leanne Thursday 8:00pm Jun 20 Class info