Classes

Which Class SHOULD I Start With?

For pups 8-11 weeks old:
Puppy Kindergarten

For pups 12-18 weeks old:
Puppy Training I

For graduates of SIRIUS Puppy Training I:
Puppy Training II

Save $ on Puppy Kindergarten,
Puppy I, and Puppy II:
Complete Puppy Course

For pups 18+ weeks old:
Dog Training I
Basic Household Manners

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Puppy Kindergarten

The earlier you start training, the easier it will be! 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.

MoreRegistration Fee: $125 for 4 sessions

Age: 8 weeks and 11 weeks old (i.e., 56-83 days) on the start-date of class.

Vaccine: First DHLPP or DHPP vaccine prior to first session.

 

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: $200 for 5 sessions

Age: 12-18 weeks old (i.e., 84-126 days) on the start-date of 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 7 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: $200 for 5 sessions

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

Age: Between4-8 months of age.

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

Puppy Training III

Receive specialized attention on the areas of training you would like to work on, such as perfecting off-leash control or learning challenging new behaviors. Prerequisite: Puppy 2

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

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

Age: Under 18 months

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

 

Dog Training I

Learn specialized training techniques for dealing with inattentive adolescent and adult dogs. Brush up on manners and obedience skills. The perfect class for pups 5+ months and newly adopted older dogs.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

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.

Dog Training II

Learn to overcome distractions and channel your dog’s energy into training as you develop a super-reliable and prompt sit and down; rock-solid stays and controlled on-leash walking and heeling. Prerequisite: Dog Training 1

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Dog Training I or Basic Household Manners

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

The Sirius Essential Skill Series

The Sirius Essential Skill Series is a 3-part program: Basic Household Manners, Leash Manners, and Come When Called! This series provides targeted, focused work on the most desired and necessary companion dog skills. Continue to improve your dog’s skills and also to have a safe place to train your dog with support and coaching. The three classes are meant to compliment each other and we recommend taking all three courses in the SIRIUS Essential Skill Series.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 per 5 week course, $540 for all three classes

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.

Basic Household Manners

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.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Temperment: 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.

Leash Manners

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.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Age: 19 weeks or older.

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

Pre-requisite: Complete Puppy CourseDog Training I, or Basic Household Manners.

Come when Called!

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.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Age: 19 weeks or older.

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

Pre-requisite: Complete Puppy CourseDog Training I, or Basic Household Manners.

Trix

Master tricks like high-five, spin, take a bow, wave, hide your eyes, put your toys away or find my keys… or our trainers can help you with a trick of your own choice.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Puppy Training IDog Training I, or Basic Household Manners

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

Canine Good Citizen Prep

Receive the preparation you’ll need to take the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test, a certification program designed to reward dogs who demonstrate good manners at home and in the community.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 6 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Puppy Training IDog Training I, or Basic Household Manners

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

Sherlock Nose Level 1

Learn how to train your dog to do scent-detection work. You’ll become better at reading your dog as you master this new and exciting skill together. Scent work is perfect for keeping your dog stimulated and has many practical uses. Open to all ages / No Prerequisites

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 6 sessions

Pre-requisite: We recommend starting with Complete Puppy Course, Dog Training I, or Basic Household Manners.

Temperament: Dogs work individually - Enrollment is open to all.

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

During Class: Each dog works individually while the other dogs are outside of the area. Therefore, dogs must be able to be crated or confined in car or other safe area for periods of time. 

Sherlock Nose Level 1.5

The fun continues! This class builds on the dog’s scent discrimination skills that were learned in Level 1. The dog will continue searching for food or toys, building additional skills and stronger problem solving abilities through more complex search problems. Handlers will continue to build better handler/dog communication and teamwork.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 6 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Sherlock Nose Level 1.

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

During Class: Each dog works individually while the other dogs are outside of the area. Therefore, dogs must be able to be crated or confined in car or other safe area for periods of time. 

Sherlock Nose Level 2

Your dog will learn to identify the first target odor, Birch, a natural essential oil, transitioning from searching for food or toy to search for odor. Food/toys will be use as rewards. Also, handlers will continue to build better handler/dog communication and teamwork.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 6 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Sherlock Nose Level 1 or Level 1.5.

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

During Class: Each dog works individually while the other dogs are outside of the area. Therefore, dogs must be able to be crated or confined in car or other safe area for periods of time.