Train your puppy at home

Over 35 years ago, SIRIUS Puppy and Dog Training revolutionized the world of pet dog training by creating and popularizing the world's first off-leash socialization and training class for puppies. 

Since then, puppy classes have spread around the world, and many people understand the extreme importance of early socialization and training for puppies.

In-person group puppy classes are a wonderful activity for any puppy and their owner to partake in, providing the opportunity to easily socialize your puppy to other puppies and other people, while getting hands-on guidance from an experienced dog trainer who can help you improve your dog handling technique and trouble-shoot any problems you encounter.

However, not everyone can attend a good, off-leash, in-person puppy class. What's more, even if you do attend a class, and even if it's the best class in the world, it's still only going to represent one hour per week, which is entirely inadequate for training a puppy.

That's why, regardless of whether your puppy is enrolled in puppy class, the most important training your puppy receives will be at home.

SIRIUS at Home – Puppy Training provides you with the resources you need to properly train your puppy in your home. As an online course you'll be able to skip ahead if you're progressing rapidly or simply want to see what's coming, and you'll also be able to go back to review material that you've already covered, in case you are struggling with any of the exercises. It's the perfect complement to an in-person class, and an invaluable resource for any puppy owner who does not have access to high-quality puppy classes.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Getting Started
    • A Note About the Coronavirus and Puppy Training
    • Welcome to SIRIUS® at Home
    • FAQ + HELP
  • 2
    SIRIUS Puppy Kindergarten Video Homework
    • Quick Start
    • PKA – Chew Toy Training
    • PKA – Crate and Playpen Training
    • PKA – Toilet Training
    • PKA – House Rules
    • PKB – Puppy Biting
    • PKB – Handling & Desensitization
    • PKC – Zoomies, Jazz & Settle
    • PKC - Chase, Fetch & Tug
  • 3
    Puppy Kindergarten Zoom Recordings
    • Module A – Household Training
    • Module B – Puppy Biting and Handling
    • Module C – Manners & Safety Training
    • Module D – Safe Socialization
  • 4
    SIRIUS Puppy Training Documents
    • SIRIUS Puppy Training Primer
    • SIRIUS P1 Homework Summary
    • SIRIUS Potty Plan Worksheet
    • SIRIUS Socialization + Desensitization Worksheet
  • 5
    SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic Videos
    • SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic & Redux; SIRIUS Adult Dog Training
    • SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic (Full Video)
    • SIRIUS Puppy Training Redux (Full Video)
    • SIRIUS Adult Dog Training (Full Video)
    • SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic Clips: 01 Introduction
    • 02 Housetraining
    • 03 Play in Training
    • 04 Come & Follow (Social Lure)
    • 05 Come & Sit (Food Lure)
    • 06 Come & Sit Troubleshooting
    • 07 Bite Inhibition Stages
    • 08 Handling Puppies
    • 09 Recall from Play
    • 10 Heeling Off-Leash
    • 11 Heeling + Sitting Off-Leash
    • Aversive Corrections and Teaching Off
    • 12 Teaching Off
    • 13 Strangers Handling Puppies
    • 14 Food Bowl Handling
    • 15 Recalls During Play
    • 16 Dogs Work for Reward
    • Aversive Corrections and Heeling On-Leash
    • 17 Heeling On Leash
    • 18 Children Training Dogs
    • 19 Jumping up on Strangers
    • 20 Recalls + Stays Off-Leash
    • 21 Recall from Play (Dog Park)
    • 22 SIRIUS Puppy Graduates
  • 6
    SIRIUS Puppy Training 1 – Full 5-Week Class Series
    • Puppy Training 1 with Dr. Ian Dunbar
    • Week 1
    • Week 2
    • Week 3
    • Week 4
    • Week 5
  • 7
    SIRIUS Puppy Training 2 – Full 5-Week Class Series + Home Visits
    • Puppy Training 2 with Dr. Ian Dunbar
    • Week 1
    • Week 2
    • Week 3
    • Week 3 - Home Visit with Atticus
    • Week 4
    • Week 4 – Home Visit with Boone
    • Week 5
    • Week 5 – Home Visit with Cooper
  • 8
    BEFORE You Get Your Puppy
    • About BEFORE You Get Your Puppy
    • eBook – BEFORE You Get Your Puppy
    • Audio 01 – Introduction
    • Audio 02 – Forward
    • Audio 03 – Synopsis
    • Audio 04 – Chapter 1: Developmental Deadlines
    • Audio 05 – Chapter 2: Your Doggy Education
    • Audio 06 – Chapter 3: Evaluating Puppy's Progress
    • Audio 07 – Chapter 4: Errorless Housetraining
    • Audio 08 – Chapter 4: Errorless Housetraining
  • 9
    AFTER You Get Your Puppy
    • About AFTER You Get Your Puppy
    • eBook – AFTER You Get Your Puppy
    • Audio – Chapter 1: Developmental Deadlines
    • Audio – Chapter 2: Household Etiquette 101
    • Audio – Chapter 3: Home Alone
    • Audio – Chapter 4.1: Socialization with People
    • Audio – Chapter 4.2: Socialization with People
    • Audio – Chapter 5: Learning Bite Inhibition
    • Audio – Chapter 6: Adolescent Problems
    • Audio – Chapter 7: Homework
  • 10
    How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks
    • eBook – How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks
  • 11
    Dr. Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book
    • eBook – Dr. Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book
  • 12
    Puppy Training During Social Distancing
    • Creative Puppy Socialization at Home
    • Puppy Training at Home