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Welcome to Orion Dog Training
Positive Reinforcement and Force Free Training
     in San Jose 1770 Hester Avenue

Puppy Socials & Training * Canine Good Citizen * Agility *Nose work 
Dog Parkour *Puppy Agility* K9 Fitness * AKC Trick Dog
Puppies playing at a puppy social  in San Jose

Safe and Supervised

For puppies 8w through 28w

We welcome the whole family to come and learn about puppy play and behavior. 

We focus on building your pup's confidence and resilience. 

Puppy balancing on a k9 fitbone in a puppy agility class

Fun Puppagility 

A fun six week class for puppies 8 weeks through 24 weeks. You and your puppy will get introduced to puppy agility equipment using shaping methods and clicker training.

It is s great confidence building class and you will learn on how to build on that at home

The AKC Evaluator Logo

Canine Good Citizen

We are CGC evaluators

This six week class is for dogs one year and older,  we work specifically on the ten test items for you to pass the CGC test..

Jewel and Vicki our certfied nose work instructor

Nose Work

Beginner to advanced

We have several nose work class being offered. We always have a beginner nosework class where your dogs is taught to find a scent. Then we offer Lost Item Recovery where your dog will find any item.

You can even compete in this like our certified nose work instructor does with her dog Jewel.

Puppy holds her AKC STAR Ribon

AKC STAR Puppy 1 & 2

You can start training your puppy as young as 8 weeks, their brains are like sponges. 

We offer safe puppy 1 & 2 classes. 

We require at least one set of shots.

Tunnel and a jump in our beginner dog agility class at Furrtropolis

Agility 101

Beginner agility class for dogs six months and older. We will start shaping your dog on a variety of object including jumps and tunnels. 

Ziggie showing of his loose leash walking skills

Loose Leash Walking

Loose Leash Walking & Recall

In this four week class we will work on basic loose leash walking exercises and teach your dog to come every time through play and positive reinforcement methods

An aussie mix named Draco and a GSD named Jeagar practicing their down stay at a park in San Jose

Basic Obedience & Manners

For dogs six months and older. We learn, sit, down, loose leash walking, stay &  wait, jumping, come when called , leave it and drop it. This is a great beginner class,  refresher or a class to train with distractions .

Orion showing of his top hat and bow  for his elite trick performer AKC title.

AKC Trick Dog Titles

Awesome class for dogs 4 months and older,

We will start on tricks like:

Spin, sit pretty, role over, fetch, weave between legs,  go to bed, bow, crawl and crawl backwards. 

Orion retrieving an antker whicj he had to search for in our shed antler class

Antler Shed Hunt

New and upcoming sport

Antler shed hunt is dog sport that is upcoming in the bay area. 'It teaches your dog to find deer antlers and in level 2 to retrieve the antler. Class is taught by a certified nose work instructor.

Our logo is actually made from a photo of three dogs" Ofi a catahoula, Dallas in the middle who is a heeler mix and Orion the big white one who is a Aussie mix.

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Welcome to Orion Dog Training San Jose

Adult Dog Training  Puppy Training Tricks & Agility  Nose Work Canine Good Citizen  Puppy Socials  Dog Parkour Lost Item Recovery  

Click above on "CLASSES" to see them all

We are positive reinforcement dog trainers in San Jose CA. Our main training center is at 1770 Hester avenue, just a mile from Santana Row. We also offer classes at the Blossom Hill Petfood Express and at Furrtropolis on Bascom avenue in San Jose.

Puppy Socialization Classes: 
 For puppies 8 weeks till 28 weeks. Puppies have had at least one set of parvo/distemper shots.  We welcome the whole family to attend the socials, you stay with your puppy, so you can learn about puppy play and behavior and be there to support your puppy. This is a class for your puppy and you. Classes are run by a certified positive reinforcement dog trainer.

Tuesday@5pm small and/or shy 
Monday @11:30 am small/or shy

Monday @12:30pm 
Tuesday @6pm
Wednesday @4pm 
Saturday @9am

Friday @5pm at Blossom Hill PFE


AKC STAR Puppy 1 Saturday April 6@10am
AKC STAR Puppy 2  Saturday April 6@11:15am
Puppy Agility   Monday April 15@10am
Fun agility for puppies eight weeks through six months.  Fun exercises on low objects, the tunnel and at the end of class, your pup will be able to do a puppy agility course and have learned some fun tricks. We will work on how to get your pup's attention, recall, and lots more. This is a great class to boost your pup's confidence.
 prepared to bring toys, food and have lots of fun. 

The AKC STAR Program:

For puppies to a year old and who have graduated from the AKC STAR Puppy 1 or graduated from a similar beginner puppy class. STAR stands for: Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible Owner. We will follow up on your pup's skills learned in Puppy 1 class. We will work on generalizing their skills solidifying their verbal cues and raising criteria in their stays, wait, come when called and loose leash walking! We also introduce a trick every week. 

Basic Obedience and Manners 1   April 12 @6pm at Blossom Hill Petfood Express

This is a six-week class for dogs six months and older.   We go over the basics, like sit and down and stay and wait. We will work on; leave it, drop it, loose leash walking, go to bed, polite greetings and come when called. This is a beginner obedience class and great refresher class. For dogs six months and older all dogs and stay on leash and have to be okay with other dogs and people in the same room, let me know if you have any questions or concerns about your dog being able to participate! 

Canine Good Citizen Class at Petfood Express  Friday April 12 @7:15pm

We work specifically on ten test items you need to pass to become a Canine Good Citizen! If you feel like confident you got all the 10 skills, contact me and we can set up a time and date to do the test. Test 1 : Accepting a friendly stranger Test 2 : Sitting politely for petting Test 3 : Appearance and grooming Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead) Test 5: Walking through a crowd Test 6: Sit and down on cue and stay in place Test 7: Coming when called Test 8: Reaction to another dog Test 9: Reaction to distraction Test 10: Supervised separation

Beginner Agility and Agility 102 starts Sunday April 22

An awesome six-week class, for dogs over six months old, even if you decide not to pursue the sport of agility! This class is a great way to learn how to get and keep your dog's attention under many distractions.  Shaping exercises on low objects, the tunnel and at the end of class, your dog will be able to do an agility course and have learned some fun tricks. 
We will work on sit stays,  loose leash walking without a leash,  impulse control with food, dogs, and toys,  how to get and keep your dog's attention,  crate games,  recall, and lots more.  Be prepared to bring toys, food and have lots of fun.
Dogs have to be okay with other dogs and people, no aggressive or reactive dogs.  Any concerns please contact us.

Nose work classes 

FuNoseWork: Beginner nose work class  Monday April 29 @6pm

In this six week class we will get you started on teaching your dog to find specific scent items. Nose work is a great way to give your dog mental stimulation and will help full fill  their biological needs. It is a great confidence building class for both your dog and you. It is fun to do on rainy days and or hot days or when you do not have time to exercise your high energy dog, just 15 min of having your dogs find hides does the trick for both my agility dogs. This class is for dogs four months and older, all dogs have had all their up to date shots, all dogs need to be dog and people friendly (ask me about great online nose work classes to do). Dogs need to be wearing a flat collar and or a harness and you would need a leash that is at least 10ft long. A nose work kit will be provided!

NASDA Trial Skills: Lost Item Recovery Levels 2+ and Lost Item Challenge Games   Started Sunday March 10  New classes to be announced soon

NASDA Trial Skills: Lost Item Recovery Levels 2+ and Lost Item Challenge Games. The class will meet on Sundays at 4:15 pm. The dates are: March 10th, March 17th, April 7th, April 14th, April 28th, May 5th. Class description: This is an advanced class for those who have completed the Introduction to Lost Item Recovery class and who want to continue to hone their handling skills. We will work with stranger odor, distractor odors, and course distractions. We will also focus on preparing class participants to successfully compete in NASDA's Lost Item Challenge Games with distance and elusive hides, teaching handlers to confidently call alert and to identify when odor is not present.


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