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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.

The Leash Manners & Come When Called classes require completion of either Puppy Training I, Puppy Training II, 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 $60 savings. You do NOT need to enroll in all 3 classes at the same time to get the discount. You will just need to call/email us when you enroll in the 3rd class and we will apply the savings at that time. Call our Sirius office at (800) 419-8748 or email us at admin@siriuspup.com for more details.

Class Requirements:

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

Requirements: 

Temperament: Dogs 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

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, 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
Come when Called! Palo Alto (Cubberley) Francesca Tuesday 6:00pm Jan 28 Class info
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
Come when Called! Oakland Montclair Leanne Tuesday 7:30pm Feb 11 Class info
Basic Household Manners Fremont Martin Wednesday 7:00pm Feb 12 Class info Join the waiting list
Leash Manners Campbell Karen Wednesday 6:30pm Feb 12 Class info
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
Come when Called! Sacramento (Loehmann’s Plaza) Heidi 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 San Carlos Francesca Monday 7:00pm Feb 24 Class info
Basic Household Manners Palo Alto (Cubberley) Francesca Tuesday 8:00pm Feb 25 Class info
Basic Household Manners Campbell Karen Tuesday 7:00pm 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
Leash Manners San Jose Lynette Thursday 7:15pm Mar 5 Class info
Basic Household Manners - LOCATION TBD Sunnyvale S Mary Sue Monday 8:00pm Mar 9 Class info Join the waiting list
Leash Manners Palo Alto (Cubberley) Francesca Tuesday 6:00pm Mar 10 Class info
Basic Household Manners Berkeley (Frances Albrier) Leanne Saturday 11:00am Mar 14 Class info
Leash Manners SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday Noon 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 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 Campbell Karen Wednesday 6:30pm 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
Leash Manners Oakland Montclair Leanne Tuesday 7:30pm Mar 24 Class info
Basic Household Manners Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 7:30pm Mar 26 Class info
Come when Called! San Ramon Keri Saturday 11:30am Apr 4 Class info
Come when Called! San Jose Lynette Thursday 7:15pm Apr 9 Class info
Basic Household Manners Campbell Connie Saturday 10:30am Apr 25 Class info