Puppy Training | Sirius Dog Training

In-person classes are once again available in select San Francisco Bay Area locations! Spaces are limited and in high demand, so secure your spot as soon as possible. More classes and locations will be added as restrictions are lifted.

Virtual Puppy Kindergarten has been a tremendous success and will remain online only. Register here. We also will continue to offer Virtual Dog Training Classes for your convenience. See the complete schedule of online offerings.

Please note that we are a California-based company, and all classes are listed in Pacific Standard Time.

Which Class SHOULD I Start With?

These age ranges apply to your pup's age on the first day of the class.
For more information, and to see available classes, click on any of the class names below.

For dogs 8-12 weeks old:
Puppy Kindergarten
Entry-Level Class. $160 for 4 Weekly Sessions of 50-minutes each. 2-6 Students.

For dogs 12-18 weeks old:
Puppy Training I
Entry-Level Class. $200 for 5 Weekly Sessions of 50-minutes each. 2-6 Students.

The earlier you start your classes the better. We strongly encourage you to take both Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Training I, if at all possible. It's fine if your Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Training I class overlap.

Puppy Training II is only available to students who have completed Puppy Training I

Description Requirements

Puppy Training I

Learn how to control your puppy off-leash. Teach come, sit, settle down, and shush on cue. Continue socializing your pup to people and other dogs and preventing common behavior and temperament problems such as puppy biting, jumping up, and pulling on leash.

MoreRegistration Fee: $250 for 5 sessions

Age: On the start date of class, pups must be between 12-18 weeks old (i.e., 84-126 days).

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, Basic Household Manners is the age-appropriate class.

Vaccine: Proof of two DHLPP or DHPP vaccinations given 2-3 weeks apart -- both vaccines administered after 8 weeks of age and the second vaccination given at least 5 days prior to the start-date of class.

Puppy Training II

Refine the skills you learned in Puppy Training I and learn how to teach your young adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance. Prerequisite: Puppy Training I

MoreRegistration Fee: $250 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed a SIRIUS Puppy Training I within the last 4 months.

Age: Under 8 months old.

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, please start with Adolescent & Adult Manners.

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

Puppy Kindergarten (Online)

Have a puppy? Start here! Learn how to handle the most urgent puppy training issues, including safe socialization with people, puppy biting, house training, and chewing - all of which should be addressed during your puppy's first three months of life.

More$160 for 4 weekly sessions (50-minutes each)

Age: On the start date of the class, pups must be between 8-12 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.

Puppy Training I (Online)

Start your pup off on their journey to become a well mannered dog! Puppy Training I provides early education, introduced in a fun and family friendly way.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Age: On the start date of class, pups must be between 12-18 weeks old.

There is no prerequisite for this class, however Puppy Kindergarten is strongly recommended as a starting point for puppies under 12 weeks of age. 

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, Basic Manners Foundations is the age-appropriate class.

Puppy Training II (Online)

Refine the skills you learned in Puppy Training I and learn how to teach your young adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance. Prerequisite: Puppy Training I

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed a SIRIUS Puppy Training I within the last 4 months.

Age: Under 8 months old.

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, please start with Basic Manners Foundations.

Puppy Training III (Online)

Advanced class to perfect existing behaviors or learning challenging new skills! Prerequisite: Puppy Training II

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Puppies must have completed Puppy I and Puppy II.

Age: Under 18 months