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Protection Training (Beginner – Advanced)

(SATURDAYS MORNINGS / THURSDAY EVENINGS)

Protection Dog test | Protection Photos

See videos of our Protection Dogs in action under "Protection Videos!"


This is a specialty class taught by the owner Caroline Haldeman. This class is NOT a regularly held class. This class is held as often as Caroline's busy schedule allows.


Training is about the QUALITY, not the QUANTITY. Because of Caroline's extensive knowledge and experience, the amazing decoys, our incredible protection training facilities and equipment that NO ONE ELSE HAS, and our very high standards, the limited amount of protection training classes you get here are much more valuable then attending many substandard protection training classes elsewhere! Many of our clients work on their dog's obedience skills at our Intermediate obedience classes and/or with private lessons (and some do tracking and attend our group hike meet ups as well for fun) as well as on the "homework" Caroline gives them to do at home, during the periods that we do not have any protection training classes to keep their dogs working and moving forward.

** Please see our Current Class Schedule Calendar for class dates / times of this extremely popular and sought-after class. (This class often fills because we limit the number of dogs at each class we offer!)

** If your dog doesnt LOVE to chase a tug / rag and play tug-of-war with you anytime anywhere, then we will NOT evaluate your dog for protection work! They must possess this natural drive, instinct and strong desire to be able to do protection work.

Current clients - Please sign up for this class at least 48 hrs in advance via an email, text, or call to Caroline to be added to the class roster.
(Please do not text us about protection training if you are not a current client. Please email or call us.)

(No one under 18 years old please at our protection training.)

LOCATION: Locations vary in Orange County, however, most classes are held at one of our four enormous K9 Training buildings in Stanton.

PREREQUISITES:
Dogs must be done with all their DHPP puppy series vaccinations, and if 6 months or older, the rabies vaccine also.
Shots must have been administered by a vet or vet tech only - no self given vaccines accepted for the safety of your and all the other dogs in class because dogs swap spit (and sometimes blood) thats on the equipment.
Dogs between 5 mo - 1 year of age must be able to pass our Basic Obedience Test and dogs over 1 year of age must be able to also pass our Intermediate Obedience Test in order to participate in our protection training classes.
(** See "OUR TESTS" page on this website to review the obedience tests so you know where your dog stands with our prerequisites **)
If your dog is 5 months or older and you havent done any training with us with your dog, your dog must be able to pass the appropriate level of obedience as described (based on its age) before we can set up an eval for protection work. We will not eval your dog's obedience unless you are certain your dog can pass the test(s). If it cant, please do not ask us to test or eval your dog. Get your dog into our next class or schedule a private lesson to begin working on your dog's obedience so we can get your dog to where it needs to be with its control / obedience. Once your dog completes the necassary training and we see it can pass the test(s), then you may set up a protection training evaluation.

** Protection Evaluations are $20. and last approximately an hour. **
All new dogs are evaluated first. Dogs must be social and possess the proper temperament and drives for protection training.

Cost:
Beginner dogs & puppies working on a tug = $25 per session.
Dogs working on a soft sleeve = $35 per session.
Dogs working on an full suit = $45 per session.
** "Per Session" means per class. Each class is between 2 - 4 hours, depending on the number of dogs there. Each dog gets worked a minimum of 4 times during the class!

Contact Caroline at 714-296-9714 or via e-mail at  Caroline@siriusk9training.com  for more details and to sign up.


Unlike dog training clubs which are geared towards only training for a specific sport or function, Sirius K9 Academy welcomes a variety of working dogs including Schutzhund (IPO), Ring, K9 Pro-Sports, PSA, NAPD, police, security, and personal/family protection dogs. We also encourage inexperienced handlers, beginner dogs and puppies to attend our training sessions.

Our training is open to all breeds and varieties of dogs, as long as the dog possesses the proper temperament and drives needed for protection work. Each new dog must pass an evaluation prior to participating in one of our protection classes/courses and must be social and have completed at least our Basic Obedience training if between 5 months - 1 year of age and our Intermediate Obedience training if over 1 year of age.

The purpose of our protection training is to provide handlers an outlet in which to further their experience and knowledge of working dogs and to provide a fun and safe environment where they may attain specific goals with their K9 partner.

Our objective is to establish a standard of performance for all protection trained dogs. Sirius K9 Academy stresses the importance of proper socialization, control, liability, and safety. Our goal is to condition the dog and handler to react and respond reliably regardless of the situation or circumstances. Our protection scenarios are extremely realistic and emphasize courage and teamwork. Our obedience routines are unsurpassed with the most difficult distractions. The training we provide is ideal for any protection sport. We build confidence in the dog and develop a relationship with you and your dog that you will not get anywhere else. Our training sessions are always exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Your dog will get worked more here and have more fun with us than at any club!

Our trainer and decoys are highly experienced, knowledgeable, and certified. They are some of the best you will see!

All Protection training requires an evaluation before attending our class.

Sirius K9 Academy Puppy Group Protection Class - (For dogs that have completed their DHPP puppy series vaccines to 6 months of age.) - It is extremely beneficial to start dogs in protection work before 6 months of age. We actually prefer to begin working with them as soon as possible at 4 months of age (as soon as they finish their puppy DHPP vaccinations.) It is important to develop a foundation in the fundamentals of protection work before the "window of oppurtunity" closes at 6 months of age. By beginning early, you will be certain to unlock your dog's potential as an adult. Dont make the huge mistake of waiting until your puppy is older, start them early! This class focuses on drive and confidence building as well as grip work, environmental work, and barking for the reward.

** See class schedule for days / times of this class. **

Sirius K9 Academy Basic/Intermediate Group Protection Class - This class is for beginner to intermediate protection dogs. Training is mostly conducted on the sleeve (some suit work) and includes drive & confidence building, guard and bark exercises, group tie-out work, control work with decoy distraction, and searches.

** See class schedule for days / times of this class. **

Sirius K9 Academy Advanced Group Protection Class - This class is for advanced protection dogs only. Training is mostly conducted on the full suit and includes area / building searches, handler protection scenarios, gunfire (blanks), guard and bark exercises, advanced control work, multiple decoy work, targeting on the suit, courage tests, group tie-out work, & call-offs. (This class is also geared towards helping the handler and dog pass the Sirius Protection K9 Certification.)

** See class schedule for days / times of this class. **

Sirius K9 Academy K9 Personal Protection Testing - How do you know if your dog will protect you? Would your dog allow an intruder to enter your home or yard? Would your dog play with, flee from or fight off an intruder? With the rise of violent crimes, the family companion is playing an increasingly important role as a family guardian. Most of us today, rely on our pet to be both a deterrent and a protector. Sirius K9 Training can test your dog at your home, in your yard, at your office, along your walking/jogging path or even in your vehicle...and put your mind at ease. Find out if your dog has what it takes! We video tape this test for you!

K9 Personal Protection Testing | Tests

Sirius K9 Academy Sirius K9 Protection Dog Certification  -The exercises include = Off-leash obedience with hand signals, a group exercise, and a stand for examination. A long down with the handler out of site (with decoy distraction.) A call off. A courage test. A guard and bark exercise with an escort. A send after two decoys. Handler protection scenario. And, an area/building search which is timed.

Each team will be video taped and a copy given to the handler. A certification test date/time/location will be scheduled after two or more dogs have registered. (Teams may attempt certification as often as they like.) Yearly certification is encouraged and recommended.

PERSONAL PROTECTION GROUP TRAINING EQUIPMENT LIST

Same items needed for Advanced Obedience AND…

1. A strong 5’ - 6’ leather leash.

2. A second strong 5’- 6’ leash. (Ideally a different color then the leash above.)

3. An agitation collar or harness.

4. An 18” – 2’ training tab.

5. A small flash light.

6. A small light to attach to your dog’s regular collar or a glow in the dark / flashing collar.

(To use during searches.)

7. Gloves – thin and comfortable.

8. Dog booties

Protection Dog Certification | Seminars/Clinics/Events | Tests

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