Keri Lyall - Sirius Dog Training and Dogs Come Sit Stay
Trainer: Keri Lyall
Keri holds both Sirius puppy classes and classes through her training company Dogs Come Sit Stay. Keri has over 20 years of training experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in learning theory. Keri has trained with Sirius for over 13 years and offers primarily positive reinforcement based training methods. Keri philosophy is to start your dog out young and get him on the right path. She emphasizes early socialization to people, dogs, noises and weird objects, so you can take your pup anywhere!
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.
Mondays (Come Sit Stay): Puppy Social 5pm (larger puppies or rambunctious players, typically over 30lbs, 5-10 months)
Puppy Social 6pm (medium sized pups and rambunctious players, typically 15-40lbs)
Puppy Social 7pm (small/younger/timid puppies, typically <30lbs and under 4 months)
Fridays (Come Sit Stay): 4pm, Puppy Social (mixed group, typically medium/large rambunctious players)
Coming soon! 10-11am Small dog basic obedience
Coming soon! 11:15-12:15pm Single subject 4 week class
Fridays (Sirius Dog Training): 5-6pm Puppy 1 (puppies 10-18 weeks)
6-7pm Puppy 2 (graduates of Puppy 1)
7-8pm Sirius Courteous Canine (dogs 5 months and older)
Puppy socials are ongoing. Class start dates vary so please check the Sirius website or contact Keri for up-to-date class information.
Requirements: Pups must be between 10 and 18 weeks of age at the start date of class with 2 DHLPP vaccinations, one of which must have been administered after 8 weeks of age but at least 7 days prior to the first session.
Class Description and Pricing
Cost: $200 for 6 weeks, $10 for drop-in puppy socials
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.
Sirius Adult Classes
For the most part, adult classes are taught on-leash until we are certain that all dogs are people-friendly and dog-friendly and safe to play and train off-leash. Adult classes initially involve learning to manage, control, and channel the dogs' energy, enthusiasm and exuberance by teaching impulse control, calmness and attention, whereupon teaching basic obedience becomes a much easier endeavor.
Courteous Canine - For friendly dogs over five months
An excellent class for dogs that have never taken a class before or for dogs needing to brush up on rusty obedience skills. Reward training techniques make training adolescent and adult dogs a peaceful and enjoyable experience. Initial exercises focus on calming, settling-down and regaining attention to facilitate teaching basic manners - sit, down, stand, stay, walking on-leash and polite greetings.
Available at the following Pet Food Express locations: