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Beginning Manners and Obedience for Dogs 021219

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
7:30 PM - 8:20 PM
Training Room
901 Ames Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035
United States


Start your dog out on the right paw!

Beginning Manners & Obedience for Dogs is the perfect first training class for your new canine companion.  Our goal is to provide a safe and fun learning environment that will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to successfully work with your dog to get the kind of behavior you like, both at home and out in the real world. 

We’ll start by spending time in the classroom setting down the fundamentals and then we’ll begin to take them on the road with increasingly more complicated real life challenges so that you can learn how to get your dog to work with you wherever you happen to be.

Coursework includes:

  • Learning to effectively communicate with your canine companion;
  • Watch me, the foundation of a great relationship with your dog;
  • Fundamental behaviors like sit, down and stay;
  • Come (recall) one of the most important behaviors for your dog to stay safe;
  • Polite Greeting: teach your dog not to jump on you, other family members and friends;
  • Loose-leash walking so you’re not pulled down the street; and
  • Learn how to teach your dog new behaviors.


We’ll also help you work through the basics of bringing a new dog you’re your home.  We’ll talk about housetraining issues and “naughty” behaviors like chewing inappropriate items.  We’ll help you learn how to teach your dog to be comfortable when left alone so they aren't to stressed and make the right decisions when you are away!

Our Beginning and Intermediate Manners & Obedience for Dogs classes are a complete training track for canines who are beginning their obedience training as young adults or adults.

Beginning Manners and Obedience for Dogs is 6 consecutive weeks long unless skip dates are noted below. Each session is on the same day and time each week that the class began (As an Example: Tuesday 6:15 start date will always meet Tuesdays at 6:15 ) and class lasts approximately 50 minutes. The first class session is "Humans Only", owners should attend the first class without their dog and attend classes 2 thru 6 with their dogs. 

This class is for dogs 5 months and older!  Feel free to enroll your senior companion because old dogs really can learn new tricks! You will be required to provide proof of current, age appropriate vaccinations.Click here to review all our group dog class rules and policies.

The one-time class fee covers all 6 classes and is an investment in your dog’s future!

Beginning Manners & Obedience for Dogs Pricing: 

$150 for General Registration

$125 for Adopters (click here to find out if you qualify for our adopter fee)

$130 for HSSV Dog Park Members (click here to learn about membership)

Did you adopt from HSSV and have training included in your adoption? Please email us at to get enrolled! 

This class is taught by Cecilia Sternzon, CPDT-KA.

Questions? Visit our FAQ page, or contact our Training Department at or (408)262-2133 x352.

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