Heidi Hurdy - Sirius Dog Training and Double Duty Dogs
Trainer: Heidi Hurdy
Sirius Puppy Training is the original and leading provider of puppy training classes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Classes meet for six consecutive weeks, one hour per session. For more information or to sign up, please visit www.siriuspup.com.
Thursdays 5pm-8pm Puppy 1 and Puppy 2
Schedule is rotating and class start dates vary so please check the Sirius website or contact Heidi for up-to-date class information.
Class Description and Pricing
Cost: $200 for 6 weeks
Puppy 1: Puppies must be between 10-18 weeks old at the start date of class with 2 DHLPP vaccinations, one of which must have been given after 8 weeks of age and at least 7 days prior to start of class. Our puppy class specifically focuses on teaching bite inhibition (gentle jaws), socialization with other dogs and people (especially children, men and strangers), calming and handling, attention, off-leash and household manners/obedience and the prevention of behavior and temperament problems. Special emphasis is paid to phasing out the need for food lures and rewards for reliable verbal and hand signals, off-leash control (around the home or on walks) yet promoting continued use of food for classical conditioning- to teach dogs to thoroughly enjoy the company of people and other dogs.
Registration is through www.siriuspup.com.
Puppy 2 - for graduates of Puppy 1
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 you 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.
Requirements: Graduates of SIRIUS® Puppy 1; under 18 months of age; proof of rabies vaccine.
Available at the following Pet Food Express locations: