Sacramento Super Stars - zSacramento (Sierra 2 Center) | 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.

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Sacramento Super Stars

Location: 
zSacramento (Sierra 2 Center)
Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community
2791 24th St, Room 10 or 11
Sacramento, CA 95818
Trainer: 
Price: 
$200.00
Dates: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time of day: 
8:00pm
Day of week: 
Thursday
Additional Info: 

** No class Dec 26th or Jan 9th. **

For puppies 12-18 weeks old. $250 for 5 weekly 50 minute sessions.

Puppy I is so much fun and hugely educational! Classes focus on puppy biting, socialization with other dogs and people (especially children, men, and strangers), calming and handling, attention, basic obedience skills (come, sit, down, stand, stay, heel, and walk on leash) and household manners (crate training, toilet training, and chew toy training).

Our expert instructors will teach you how to use food in training without it becoming a bribe so that your puppy responds reliably whether you have food or not.

Learn how to improve your puppy's focus, speed of recall and length of stays off-leash, at a distance and when distracted. Learn how to introduce your puppy to people, places, dogs, and new situations so that they thoroughly enjoy the company of all kinds of folks, especially children, men, and strangers.

Learn how to teach your puppy to play Fetch and Tug and to use these games as rewards in training.

Puppy 1 Curriculum

Sit, Stand, Down & Rollover
Stay, Come, Follow & Heel
Leave it & Take it
Settle Down
Handling & Gentling
Veterinary & Groomer Handling Routines
Pass the Puppy & Puppy Parties

THE COMPLETE PUPPY COURSE

If your puppy is under 12 weeks old, it is highly recommend that you take Puppy Kindergarten before Puppy 1, or in tandem. It is not required but it will provide you with best puppy training experience possible, especially if you follow Puppy 1 with Puppy 2. Save money by registering for these classes together. Learn More

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS

Proof of vaccinations is required at the first class. Please bring proof of two DHLPP or DHPP vaccinations given 2-3 weeks apart -- both vaccines must have been administered after 8 weeks of age and the second vaccination given at least 5 days prior to the start-date of class.

Have your dog/puppy wear a flat, buckle/snap collar, with a 6' leash. “Flexi” retractable leashes are not appropriate for class. No noose or collars that tighten please. Harnesses are allowed in classes for walking exercises, but please also bring a flat collar for use during off leash play. The least amount of "gear" on during puppy play the better!

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

Requirements: 

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.

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: $250 for 5 sessions; each session is approximately 45 minutes.

Complete Puppy Course discount: When purchased as part of The Complete Puppy Training Course there is a $50 savings if your dog is enrolled in Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Training I, or a $30 for puppies only enrolled in a Puppy Training I. To be eligible for the discount, you must pay/enroll for Puppy Training II before your Puppy Training I class graduates. If you are enrolling online and the website does not apply the discount automatically, please send us an email at: admin@siriuspup.com.

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS

Proof of vaccinations is required at the first session. Proof of vaccines on paper is preferred. For our Puppy II classes, we require the rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP vaccines.

Have your dog/puppy wear a flat, buckle/snap collar, with a 6' leash. “Flexi” retractable leashes are not appropriate for class. No noose or collars that tighten please. Harnesses are allowed in classes for walking exercises, but please also bring a flat collar for use during off leash play. The least amount of "gear" on during puppy play the better!

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 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

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 Adolescent & Adult Manners.

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

Adolescent & Adult Manners (previously called Basic Household Manners) is a 5-week course. This class is held on-leash for all 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.

Registration Fee: $250 for 5 sessions

 

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS

Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP are required. We strongly prefer proof of vaccines on paper (with vaccine date mentioned) versus the rabies tag on collar.

Have your dog wear a flat, buckle/snap collar, with a 6' leash. “Flexi” retractable leashes are not appropriate for class. No noose or collars that tighten please. Harnesses are allowed in classes for walking exercises, but please also bring a flat collar.

Don’t feed your dog 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 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.

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Requirements: 

TemperamentDogs 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

If your puppy is younger than 19 weeks old, please start with Puppy Training I.

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

Please note: This class is held on-leash for all 5 sessions.

(Previously called Basic Manners Foundations)

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.

(Previously called Redirecting Rowdy Behavior)

Basic Manners II: this is a continuing education class for dogs that have completed either Puppy Training I or Adolescent & Adult Manners, online or in-person.

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 - Puppy Training I, Adolescent & Adult Manners, Basic Manners Foundations, or Basic Household Manners, online or in-person.

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.

(Previously called Redirecting Rowdy Behavior)

Basic Manners II: this is a continuing education class for dogs that have completed either Puppy 1 or Adolescent & Adult Manners, online or in-person.

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 - Puppy Training I, Adolescent & Adult Manners, Basic Manners Foundations, or Basic Household Manners, online or in-person.

TemperamentDogs 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.

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

Please note: This class is held on-leash for all 5 sessions.