Basic Obedience

Class Sign Up |Basic Group Obedience Photos | Formal Dog Commands

Please check our schedules page for start dates and times.

** Classes often fill prior to the deadline! **

Sirius K9 Academy Basic Group Obedience Classes run 6 weeks in length in Yorba Linda and meet once a week on either Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings. Our Basic Class is the most thorough Basic Class you will ever attend! You will learn more in our classes then you will anywhere else!

If you find yourself in between basic classes and want to start working with your dog before our next class begins, we really encourage you to do at least one private lesson (or even a package of lessons) so you can begin working on your goals with your dog and not be stagnant for an extended period. Many clients can get to the level of passing our Basic Obedience Test through a handful of private lessons and then join our on-going Intermediate Group Obedience Class. Our Private Lessons are very popular! See our Private Lessons link for more info or contact us for more details.

DOGS DO NOT ATTEND THE FIRST BASIC CLASS! The first YL Wednesday and both the Sunday classes are on the posted Sunday class start date and time on our Current Class Schedule. We combine our basic classes for the first class which is a lecture in order to help educate all of the dog owners before the dogs even enter the picture. After attending the first class without your dog, you will then attend the remaining classes on the following Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings with your dog (depending on which class day you selected.)
The first class is approximately 3 hours long. (Class #2 - #6 average 1 1/2 hours each and can go 2 hours.) Please plan for this time frame.

Please be advised that you cannot switch classes once the classes have begun, you must stay in the class you signed up for. You can do a reduced rate private lesson to make up a class if you miss one.

Please see "Our Tests" page to see video clips of each exercise your dog will learn in this class below!

Sirius K9 AcademyBasic Obedience Test and Certification

$225 total for our 6-week class.
Sign ups received after the deadline, will incur a 10% late registration fee. The full class balance including the 10% late registration fee must be paid in full after the deadline via our website or over the phone, in order to be added to the class roster, "if" we still have room to add you.

Class Prerequisites:
Dogs must be a minimum of 4 months of age or older to attend this class and must have completed all DHPP puppy vaccinations prior to lesson #2 (which must have been administered by a veterinarian or vet tech - self administered shots will not be accepted, in order to protect your dog as well as the other dogs in class) and the Rabies vaccination is also required if your dog is 6 months of age or older.
**All information below must be received prior to the deadline to avoid the 10% late registration fee.;
1.) A Class Sign Up form filled out and submitted
for this class via our website under "Sign Up For A Class" or can also be completed over the phone with us by calling 714-296-9714.
2.) The full class balance paid in advance either via our website under "Make A Payment" or over the phone with us by calling 714-296-9714.
3.) Your dog's up to date vaccination records (current Titer Tests are also acceptable) from your veterinarian via email or fax (we need the DHPP Vaccine Records / and Rabies Certificate if your dog is 6 months or older.) We also highly recommend the Bordetella Vaccine. (Our email is info@siriusk9training.com / fax # 714-455-7109.)
4.) Let us know from where you got your dog (i.e. - shelter / rescue (please specify which one), if you found your dog, it is from a breeder, you got them from a friend, you bought your dog off craigstlist, or you got them from a pet store, etc.)
5.) First and Last Names of those attending the first class (the lecture without your dog) from your household including yourself if you will be attending (and their relation to you.) ** Please include ages if under 18 yrs of age.
6.) How you found us or who referred you to us (so we can thank them :)
7.) Your goals with your dog.

This class is great for dogs of all ages! Their is no age limit! It is especially beneficial for dogs between 4 months and 1 year. We have many dogs that start the class behaving aggressively towards other dogs or that are extremely timid / fearful / shy due to a lack of socialization or improper socialization, traumatic experiences, or just poor genetics, but by the end of the last class improve so dramatically that it is remarkable! (This happens in every class!)

If you are not sure where your dog fits in because you have done prior professional training with your dog elsewhere, please put your dog through our Basic Obedience Test as specified at a neutral outdoor location (away from the comforts of your home) to test and judge your dog's skills properly and accurately. If your dog can do all of the exercises without a correction as indicated, then you may schedule an evaluation with us so that we can move you onto our Intermediate Group Obedience class. If your dog cannot pass our Basic test as specified, then you would start there.
Sirius K9 AcademyBasic Obedience Test and Certification

We recommend that dogs be at least 4 months old when starting this class and have completed all puppy DHPP vaccinations by lesson #2. If your dog is younger than 4 months old, we recommend that you sign up for our Puppy Class.

WE EDUCATE YOU on how to train your dog properly by using both positive and negative consequences together CORRECTLY! This is called BALANCED TRAINING! We encourage the use of toys and treats to motivate your dog and make it FUN! We have many references and get really great feedback about our classes!

Please note: The first day of class, which is a lecture, is approximately 3 hours. Dogs do not attend the first class. We encourage the entire family to attend the lecture as it is extremely insightful and educational, and so that everyone in your household is consistent and educated. Anyone wanting to handle a dog in class must attend the lecture. We will teach you how to get your dog's respect! We especially encourage women to handle the dog in class, as it is very common for women to have a harder time getting the dog's respect. (We will exlain why this happens at the first class lecture!)

The 3 hour First Basic Class is mandatory for anyone wanting to handle a dog in one of our basic group classes. You cannot attend one of our basic classes with your dog without first attending the first class without your dog. (You may also complete a 1 1/2 - 2-hour private lesson at a additional cost prior to lesson #2 if you cannot make the first class but would like to handle your dog in the class. Please contact us for more details.)

The First Basic Class without dogs is also open to those who just want to be educated further about dogs in general. It is a wonderful class for those who want to expand their knowledge, improve their handling and leadership skills, fix issues they are having at home, and who want to develop a better understanding of their dog, as well as a stronger bond, and build more trust with their own dog. You can attend this class even if you dont have a dog or have a puppy too young to attend right now. You may attend just the First Class without joining the basic class with your dog for $50.

Attention Rescue & Shelter Volunteers!
Rescue / shelter volunteers (that work with a rescue or shelter which has us listed on their website) taking a dog through our basic class for the first time (a dog that belongs to the shelter / rescue) may attend our 6-week basic course for only $150!
** Returning Rescue / Shelter volunteers taking subsequent dogs through our basic class (dogs that belong to the rescue / shelter and that have us listed on their website) can do so for only $50 to help make the dogs more adoptable!

Please note: If you would like to only attend the First Class without dogs but not the rest of the basic classes with your dog, you must still sign up and pay in advance. Please put in the comment section that you are just attending the First Class lecture.

You may pay for this class under "Make A Payment".

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Sirius K9 AcademyClick here for Basic Obedience Equipment List 

Full payment is due the Sunday prior to the first day of class. (Please see Our Current Class Schedule for start dates and deadlines.)

This class covers the following commands:

  • Informal heeling (dog stays with you on a loose leash - no more pulling!)
  • Formal heeling (dog stays at your left or right side all on its own - the dog's head is even with your legs. (Includes: left, right, and about turns)
  • Automatic sit (the dog will automatically sit when you stop walking without being given a command to sit)
  • Sit / down / & sit from a down (at your side and at the end of the leash in front of you in place)
  • Sit and down stay with heavy distractions
  • A "recess" command (to reward and release your dog from obedience training)
  • Informal recall (reinforces the dog's name for when it is off leash)
  • Formal recall (the dog must come to you and sit directly in front of you from a minimum of 15')
  • Wait (so the dog does not bolt out the door, crate, or gate, and waits to be given the command to eat, etc)
  • Common behavior issues such as digging, chewing, mouthing/biting, house/potty training, jumping, greeting skills/manners, body language, safety in public places when with your dog and how to protect/defend yourself from loose dogs, etc.)
  • And much much more!

This is MUCH more than just an obedience class!!!! YOU will learn a LOT!

(WEDNESDAYS 6:00pm / SUNDAYS at 9am) With an over-flow class as needed on Sundays. (The over-flow class time will be assigned based on sign-up and class payment date.) Held in Yorba Linda.
Instructors: Caroline Haldeman and John Endlich. (This course has a minimum of two and as many as four instructors per class!)

Please note: The first YL Wednesday class is on the above posted Sunday class start dates. We combine our classes for the first class which is a lecture. After attending the Sunday YL first class lecture, if you signed up for the YL Wednesday class, you will then attend the remaining classes on the following Wednesday evenings, or on the following Sunday at your assigned class time. (Class size maximum is 10 - 12 dogs for our YL classes.) Dogs do NOT attend the first class. The first class is approximately 3 hours long and the following classes with your dog will average 1 1/2 hours each and can go 2 hrs.

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