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Puppy Kindergarten (Online)

For puppies between 8-14 weeks old on the first day of class. This class is $160 for 4 sessions total. Each session is approximately 50 minutes.

Puppy Kindergarten Curriculum

Household Training: House Training, Chewing, Barking, and Home Alone Problems (Separation Anxiety), Crate Training, Resource Guarding

Puppy Biting and Handling: Catch, Cuddle, Exam and Restrain your Puppy, Veterinary and Groomer Handling Routines, Frustration Tolerance, Calming and Gentling

Manners & Safety Training: Puppy Obedience Training, Manners, Impulse Control, Boundary Training, Settle Down, Training Games 

Safe Socialization: Socialization to People, Introducing New Environments, Calm and Confident Attitude, How to Throw a Puppy Party

Learn how to toilet train, chew toy train and safely socialize your pup with people; address puppy biting, whining and crying; prepare your puppy for handling by veterinarians and groomers and prevent household behavior problems such as house soiling, destructive chewing, and chewing.

Puppy Kindergarten is a SIRIUS innovation. It is a set of four classes designed to ensure that you receive urgent training at the earliest possible time. There are three elements of puppy training that must be addressed in a puppy’s first three months of life:

1) Puppies must be thoroughly, yet safely, socialized to people so that later in life, they do not become wary or fearful of children, strangers, or men.

2) Puppies must learn to be gentle with their mouths so they do not inflict serious injury on people or animals as their jaws grow substantially stronger.

3) Puppies must learn how to live in a human home so they do not damage your belongings or suffer from separation anxiety.

Though not as urgent as the above items, puppies will be introduced to basic manners and obedience commands as well. While you may have your puppy on hand for a little bit of practice and demonstration, Puppy Kindergarten is primarily a seminar-style course which provides information for you on how to set your pup up for success.

Don’t feed your puppy 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.

Requirements: 

Age: On the start date of the class, pups must be between 8 weeks and 14 weeks old.

This Live Online class will be conducted using Zoom and will require a high-speed internet connection and a computer or mobile device.

Length: 
This class is $160 for 4 sessions total. Each session is approximately 50 minutes long.

Available classes

Class info Location Trainer Day Time Start Info Sign Up
Puppy Kindergarten (Online) SIRIUS Live Online Eleanor Saturday 11:00am (PST) May 30 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Kindergarten (Online) SIRIUS Live Online Rayel Tuesday 6:00pm (PST) Jun 2 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Kindergarten (Online) SIRIUS Live Online Heidi Wednesday 7:30pm (PST) Jun 3 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Kindergarten (Online) SIRIUS Live Online Leanne Thursday 6:00pm (PST) Jun 4 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Kindergarten (Online) SIRIUS Live Online Eleanor Friday 1:00pm (PST) Jun 5 Class info
Puppy Kindergarten (Online) SIRIUS Live Online Eleanor Wednesday 11:00am (PST) Jun 10 Class info
Puppy Kindergarten (Online) SIRIUS Live Online Sue Wednesday 7:30pm (PST) Jun 10 Class info
Puppy Kindergarten (Online) SIRIUS Live Online Heidi Monday 7:30pm (PST) Jun 15 Class info
Puppy Kindergarten (Online) SIRIUS Live Online Rayel Thursday 6:00pm (PST) Jun 18 Class info