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Welcome to Orion Dog Training
We are positive reinforcement dog trainers in San Jose CA. Our training center is at 1770 Hester avenue, just a mile from Santana Row.
We offer dog training and puppy training: AKC STAR Puppy Classes & Puppy Socials, Puppy agility, Dog Agility, Canine Good Citizen, Basic Obedience & Manners, and Nose Work Classes, all at various levels.
Puppy socialization classes: For puppies eight weeks till seven months. Your puppy has to be younger than 18 weeks to start in our socials.
Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings at Orion. Friday at PFE on Blossom Hill in San Jose
AKC STAR Puppy 1 New Class starting at Orion on Monday November 20th at 11am.
This is a six week class, we skip 12/25 and 1/1 so the sixth class is on January 8th 2024
AKC STAR Puppy 1 New class starts at Petfood Express on Blossom Hill on Friday December 1 @7pm
The AKC STAR Puppy Program is designed to get you and your puppy of to a great starts. The AKC STAR puppy requires owners to attend a basic six week puppy class with their puppy. For puppies between eight weeks and six months of age at the start of class, we require that the puppies had at least one set of shots, and have been with the new family for a week.
AKC STAR Puppy 2 Saturday January 6 @11:15am
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 Thursday November 30 @6pm
This is a six-week class for dogs six months and older, we meet at 1770 Hester Avenue in San Jose, it is inside the training's facility. 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 Maximum four dogs in class, all dogs 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! We offer private training sessions as well at our training facility in San Jose.
Canine Good Citizen Class Thursday November 30 @ 8:30pm
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
Doggie Parkour with Leena Starts Wednesday January 10@11:30am
Walking may be the best part of you and your dog’s day, why not boost it with little parkour? Dog parkour is a great way to boost confidence and build and strengthen your relationship. Dog parkour uses safe objects in the environment (urban or rural) that a dog interacts with by standing or jumping on, going under, around, through and many other actions. Dog parkour is non- non-competitive sport and increases a dog’s confidence and fitness while emphasizing safety first.
Beginner Agility and Agility 2 with Leena Starts Sunday January 7th @9am and 10:15am
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 with Vicki
Intro to nose work and canine enrichment
Do you have a dog that needs boredom buster activities? All dogs have amazing sniffing abilities. Use that nose for good in this fun class that is designed to help your dog build confidence, introduce your dog to scent work and identify odor. Class participants will work through scent-oriented puzzles training our dogs to find a particular odor on command. Class is held inside the training facility at 1770 Hester avenue, and taught by Vicki Heubner a dog trainer in San Jose. Dogs will all be inside and stay in a covered play pen with their owner during the class in between searches.
This is a great beginner class to get you and your dog started in nose work. Took the class and could not believe how it tires both my agility dogs out. We do 10 to 15 min (if not less) of nose work in the home or in the yard and my dogs are a lot calmer and tired.
Introduction to lost item recovery
Lost Item Recovery Knows to the Nose Level 2 helps handlers and their dogs advance their odor detection skills. This course will focus on the recovery of lost items testing the dog’s ability to discriminate handler scent. The course will focus on preparing students to prepare video submissions for the North American Sports Dog Association’s (NASDA) Lost Item Recovery online titling program. At the end of the course handler and canine teams will have completed the four required runs captured on video for submission to NASDA. Teams meeting all of NASDA’s requirements will be eligible for a Lost Item Recovery I title. Class requirements: Handlers are required to bring a crate or exercise pen for their dog as well as one or more sheets (or other coverings) for the crate or pen. All participants must use a fixed length leash, preferably 10 to 12 feet long. It is highly recommended that dogs wear a harness with a back clip. Choke chains, prong collars and electronic shock collars are explicitly prohibited. Handlers will need to bring a total of four items to the class. Each item should only be scented only by the handler and brought in individual Ziploc bags or containers. A list of items required by NASDA will be sent to registrants prior to the first class session. Pre-requisites: Completion of Knows to the Nose Level 1.
NASDA TRIAL SKILLS: Shed Hunt
Continuing Knows to the Nose Level 3 Knows to the Nose Level 3 permits handlers and their dogs to continue advancing in NASDA’s online titling program. This course will focus on the recovery of lost items and antler shed. The course will focus on preparing students to prepare video submissions for the North American Sports Dog Association’s (NASDA) Lost Item Recovery and Shed Dog online titling programs. Teams will work at their own level and own pace. Periodically, teams will be videotaped. Videotaped runs may be used for submission to NASDA or to provide teams with feedback to prepare their own video submissions. Teams must meet all of NASDA’s requirements to be eligible for Lost Item Recovery or Shed Dog titles. Dogs need to be registered with NASDA and handlers must apply to NASDA including video submission fees to be considered for Lost Item Recovery or Shed Dog titles. Class requirements: Handlers are required to bring one or more sheets (or other coverings) to cover the sides of pens. All participants must use a fixed length leash, preferably 10 to 12 feet long for Lost Item Recovery and 20 to 30 feet long for Shed Dog. It is highly recommended that dogs wear a harness with a back clip. Choke chains, prong collars and electronic shock collars are explicitly prohibited. Course Meeting Location: This course will incorporate periodic field trips to surrounding area parks such as Hester Park, Frank Bramhall Park, and Tamien Park among others as conditions permit. For Lost Item Recovery, handlers will need to bring a total of four items to the class. Each item should only be scented only by the handler and brought in individual Ziploc bags or containers. A list of items required by NASDA will be sent to registrants prior to the first class session. Pre-requisites: Completion of Knows to the Nose Levels 1 and 2.
Puppy Agility 1 Grads
Petey, Georgie, Nagi, Sammy and Arlo at Debutante Social in San Jose
AKC STAR Puppy 1 Class
Puppies and owners playing the musical chair dance.
Puppy Agility 1 Grads
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