Puppy Training I - Campbell | Sirius Dog Training

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Puppy Training I

Location: 
Campbell
Pet Food Express
1902 South Bascom Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
Trainer: 
Price: 
$200.00
Dates: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time of day: 
9:15am
Day of week: 
Saturday
Additional Info: 

** No class on July 6th. **

Our starter course where your pup will learn the foundation building block skills necessary for basic manners training and you’ll learn how to easily and clearly communicate with your dog in order to teach all sorts of behaviors in the future. This class is the prerequisite for most of our training courses.

  • Principles of Learning & Training
  • Attention/Eye Contact/Name Game
  • Hand Targeting: Random/Front/Side/Duration
  • Collar Grab/Gotcha
  • Basic Positions: Sit, Down, Stand - with hand signals and verbal cues, practice distance, duration, distraction and a release word

Once you complete this course, move on to Basic Manners II: Redirecting Rowdy Behavior.

Requirements: 

Entry level class, Basic Manners is a prerequisite for all other Single Topic Courses. For ages 18 weeks and up. For pups under 12 weeks, please see Puppy Kindergarten, for pups 12-18 weeks see Puppy Training I. Once you complete this course, move on to Basic Manners II: Redirecting Rowdy Behavior.

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

Basic Manners II: this is a continuing education class for dogs that have completed either Puppy 1 or Basic Manners Foundations.

Take your training to the next level! In this course we expand upon the foundation skills you’ve learned by adding distance and distraction. We’ll also introduce lots of new behaviors that will help you manage your rowdy teenager or overly energetic adult dog. 

Covered In Class:

  • Place work - go to your bed and stay there, chill out
  • Curbing Jumping and Mouthy Behavior 
  • Leave it/Don’t Touch 
  • The Magic of Chew Toys - active vs passive food dispensers
  • Wait - teach pause at boundaries, such as doorways, crates, and cars
  • Loose Leash & Heel - walk by my side and pay attention, please
  • Recall Games - how to teach your dog to want to come when called
Requirements: 

For ages 15 weeks and up. Prerequisite - online Puppy Training I, Basic Manners Foundations, or in-person Puppy Training I or Basic Household Manners.

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

Tricks keep training fun! Broaden your horizons and hone your skills as a team in this lighthearted course.

  • Bow
  • Sit Pretty
  • Bang/Rollover
  • Out of Sight Position Work
Requirements: 

Pups 12 - 18 weeks: SIRIUS Puppy I or equivalent.

Dogs 18 weeks and above: No prerequisites necessary, however class is best suited for students who already know how how to lure, can hold a sit or a down for at least 30 second duration.

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

For puppies between 8-12 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 8-12 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 I is so much fun and hugely educational!

In this online course taught using Zoom, we’ll teach you how to safely socialize your puppy and acclimate them to places such as the vet and groomer. Puppies will learn the building blocks of important skills including come, sit, settle down, leave it and more. You’ll learn how to address and prevent common puppy behavior and temperament problems such as puppy biting, jumping up, and pulling on leash. Classes are kept small to ensure individual attention.

Requirements: 

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.

Early puppy training is as easy as it is enjoyable. Much more challenging though, is to ensure that your puppy maintains bite inhibition, remains socialized and friendly to other dogs and people, and continues to pay heed to your instructions while working through adolescence. Training focuses on proofing verbal control without the need for food lures or rewards, or any other training tools. Exercises include distance sits in play (for the home, yard, dog parks and off-leash walks), settle down, rock-solid stays, and both off-leash and on-leash walking and heeling. Puppy 2 will help you teach your adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and responsive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance.

Class fee

Registration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions; each session is approximately 50 minutes.

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.

We encourage the whole family attend the class together but require at least one adult per enrolled puppy.

Requirements: 

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.

THIS CLASS IS INVITATION ONLY.

The Puppy III class is a highly advanced class that allows you and your dog to get more specific attention. The trainer can focus on what you and your dog still need to work on, or new things that you would like to try. Puppy III classes are usually rare, so if you are interested we would highly recommend signing up!

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: 

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

Age: Under 18 months

Requirements: 

Must be approved for class by Carlie.