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The Sirius Essential Skill Series

The Sirius Essential Skill Series is a 3-part program comprising of: Basic Household Manners, Leash Manners, and Come When Called! The three classes are meant to compliment each other and we recommend taking all three courses in the SIRIUS Essential Skill Series.

For pups 18+ weeks who have never taken a class before, we require starting with the Basic Household Manners or Dog Training I class.

The Leash Manners & Come When Called classes require completion of either Puppy Training I, Puppy Training IIDog Training I, or Basic Household Manners.

Class Topics:

Basic Household Manners
Registration Fee: $200 for 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.

Leash Manners
Registration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Teach your dog to walk politely on-leash and to heel on or off-leash. Additional skills taught include; sit, watch me (eye contact/attention), hand target (great for controlling your dog with clarity and ease), follow the leader, and more. This class is 5 sessions total and each session meets approximately 50 minutes each week.

Come When Called!
Registration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Teach your dog to come when called with enthusiasm and no matter the distraction! Additional skills taught include; how to properly play (tug), food games, the name game, and sit/down from motion, hide and seek, and more. This class is 5 sessions total and each session meets approximately 50 minutes each week.

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 $75 savings. Call our Sirius office at (800) 419-8748 for more details.

Class Requirements:

Handlers: 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.

Requirements: 

Temperament: Dogs must be friendly and non-reactive with other dogs and people.

Age: 19 weeks or older

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

Pre-requisite: The Basic Household Manners class has no pre-requisite. The Leash Manners & Come When Called classes require completion of either Puppy Training I, Dog Training I, or Basic Household Manners.

Length: 
Each class is five consecutive sessions unless a break is mentioned. Each session is approximately 50 minutes per week. Each session will meet on the same day and time each week. We require a minimum of 3-4 dogs to run a class.

Available classes

Class info Location Trainer Day Time Start Info Sign Up
Basic Household Manners Sacramento Heidi Thursday 6:00pm Mar 1 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Jose West Karen Wednesday 7:30pm Mar 14 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Rafael Rayel Monday 7:00pm Mar 19 Class info
Come When Called! Campbell Sarah Wednesday 6:30pm Mar 21 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Jose Lynette Thursday 7:15pm Mar 22 Class info
Basic Household Manners Los Gatos Janelle Monday 7:00pm Mar 26 Class info
Basic Household Manners Oakland Montclair Antonia Tuesday 7:30pm Mar 27 Class info
Leash Manners Palo Alto Francesca Tuesday 8:00pm Mar 27 Class info
Basic Household Manners Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 7:30pm Mar 29 Class info
Basic Household Manners Sacramento Heidi Thursday 6:00pm Apr 5 Class info
Basic Household Manners Palo Alto Francesca Saturday 11:00am Apr 7 Class info
Leash Manners Oakland West Leanne Tuesday 8:00pm Apr 10 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Carlos Naomi Monday 7:00pm Apr 16 Class info
Basic Household Manners Roseville Dana Tuesday 7:00pm Apr 17 Class info
Leash Manners San Jose West Karen Wednesday 7:30pm Apr 25 Class info
Basic Household Manners Oakland Montclair Antonia Tuesday 7:30pm May 1 Class info
Basic Household Manners Martinez Lea Saturday 10:30am May 5 Class info
Leash Manners Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 8:30pm May 9 Class info
Basic Household Manners Sacramento Heidi Thursday 6:00pm May 10 Class info
Basic Household Manners Berkeley Leanne Thursday 8:00pm May 10 Class info
Come when Called! Oakland West Leanne Tuesday 8:00pm May 15 Class info
Leash Manners Campbell Sarah Wednesday 6:30pm May 16 Class info
Basic Household Manners Los Gatos Janelle Saturday 10:00am May 19 Class info
Basic Household Manners Campbell Kristi Tuesday 7:00pm May 29 Class info
Basic Household Manners San Jose Eleanor Saturday 11:30am Jun 2 Class info
Come when Called! Oakland Montclair Antonia Tuesday 7:30pm Jun 5 Class info
Basic Household Manners Oakland West Leanne Tuesday 8:00pm Jun 19 Class info