Basic Obedience

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Please see our "Our Tests" page to see what your dog will learn in this class!

See our "Current Class Schedule" for class start dates and times, as well as pricing and all prerequisites.

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.

Prerequisite: You must sign up for this class, pay the class fee, and submit your dog's vaccination records to reserve a spot. Please see "Our Current Class Schedule" for a full list of prerequisites and directions on how to sign up.

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 vaccinations. If your dog is younger than 4 months old, we recommend that you sign up for our Puppy Manners class.

WE EDUCATE YOU on how to train your dog properly by using both positive and negative consequences together CORRECTLY! 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!)

Class Dates: Our next Basic Group Classes begin soon! Our classes are limited in size. Please check our schedules page for start dates.

The 3 hour Basic First Class Lecture is held in Yorba Linda at 10am and is mandatory for those wanting to attend one of our basic group classes. (You can not attend our basic classes without first attending this class in Yorba Linda first.) You may also do a 1 1/2 - 2 hour private lesson prior to lesson #2 at an additional cost and join the next basic class if you cannot attend one of our scheduled basic first class lecture dates.

The Basic Class Lecture 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 just the Basic Class Lecture without joining the basic class for $50.

Please note: If you would like to only attend the lecture but do not want to participate in one of the basic classes, you must still sign up for the Basic Class Lecture and pay for the class in advance in order to reserve your spot. Please put in the comment section that you are just wanting to attend the lecture.

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Full payment is due the Sunday prior to the first day of class. (Please see Our Current Class Schedule for class pricing, start dates, and deadlines.)
** We proudly offer many discounts, including to current teachers, law enforcement, fire, military, for returning clients, and multiple dog discounts.
Note: Only one discount per dog.

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

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

(WEDNESDAYS 6:00pm / SUNDAYS at 10am) With an over-flow class as needed on Sundays. (The over-flow class time will be assigned based on sign-up / deposit 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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