jack russell terrier coming back to us

I took the Come When Called course at TNT and loved everything about it.  The online version of the course was such an added bonus. I could watch the video as often as I wanted and the whole program was easy to follow.  All the exercises were set up like games so it was super fun to do. I have been recommending it to all my friends.

Carley & Ember

Come When Called

Does your dog ignore you when you call him? Do you find yourself yelling ” come” over and over again as you chase him around the dog park? If you answered yes to these questions our “Come when Called” class is just for you!

Our program combines the use of a whistle with a variety of positive training exercises to make your dog WANT to come to you. We are going to help you reprogram your dog’s thinking so that he believes that coming when called is simply the BEST THING EVER!

We will start with the whistle as it has many advantages over the voice, but we will explain how to transition to a voice cue later on so you can use either whistle or voice.

This class is suitable for young dogs learning the recall for the first time AND older dogs who have issues with the recall exercise. Dogs need to have good food and toy drive to do the exercises we teach at the classes.
NEW:    In addition to your in-person class participants will have access to our COMPLETE ONLINE COURSE with video demonstrations, detailed instructions, practice sheets, and quizzes – NOW INCLUDES A FULL-YEAR OF ACCESS – a $59.99 value!

YOU WILL NEED A HELPER AT CLASSES #2 THRU #5.
IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THE SAME HELPER AT EACH CLASS. 

You may purchase a whistle at first class – $12 correct change please

Please Note: This class is not suitable for barking or reactive dogs

Ember the Labrador shows that she could indeed come when called even when a friend was actively distracting her by playing with her favourite toy.

Agnes the Aussie Shows off her Call off the Chase Drill

What You Need to Succeed

  • Assistant / Helper:  A HELPER WILL BE REQUIRED FOR CLASSES  2 THRU 5 – It does not have to be the same helper at each class.
  • Long Line (15 to 20 ft)  We sell 15 ft lines for $15
  • Whistle with Lanyard (available for $10)
  • Super Yummy Treats (3 types of High Value Treats)
  • Toy – two toys that your dog loves
  • Treat Bag (we sell for $10)
  • Relationship/influence building in recall training
  • Emergency recall

  • Ping Pong recalls
  • Calling off of a distraction

  • Distance restrained recalls 
  • Attention building recalls

  • Out of sight recall (owner hidden)
  • Hide and Seek Recalls
  • Free running recall
  • Call off a chase recall

  • Call off from a friendly dog

  • Impulse control recalls

Training Class Bonus - online videos and printable homework

TNT TRAINING BONUS!

As an at location student you will also be enrolled into our Come When Called Online Course and have access to all the training videos, printable step by step instructions, Checklists, Quizzes etc. for the duration of your course.

Come When Called Class Information

Length: 5 Weeks – approx. 1 hour class
Price: $220 + GST
Prerequisites:  A set of puppy or adult obedience classes.
NO barking or reactive dogs – your dog must be safe around other dogs/people.

YOU WILL NEED A HELPER AT CLASSES #2 THRU #5.
IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THE SAME HELPER AT EACH CLASS. 

Visit our Training F.A.Q.  for:  our refund policy, dog vaccination info,  what to do if you have to miss a class  etc.

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Group classes are not appropriate for dogs that are fearful, anxious, have uncontrollable barking or lunge with aggression towards other dogs or people.   We suggest you seek out private training to get this under control prior to a group class.

Come When Called Class Schedule

InstructorDayTimeDates (start date in bold)
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays7:30 pmJul 4, 11, 18, 25 & Aug 1, 2024
Katrina VavrovicsTuesdays7:30 pmJul 9, 16, 23, 30 & Aug 6, 2024
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays7:45 pmAug 15, 22, 29, Sep 5 & 12, 2024

In Progress Classes

These classes are no longer open for registration.
We leave them posted so students can check dates and times.

InstructorDayTimeDates (start date in bold)
Katrina VavrovicsMondays6:15 pmMay 27, Jun 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2024
Kimberly Van BiertTuesdays10:00 amMay 28, Jun 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024
Katrina VavrovicsTuesdays7:15 pmMay 28, Jun 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024
Kimberly Van BiertWednesdays6:15 pmMay 29, Jun 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2024

Come When Called Gallery

Atlee the poodle with a rare double rainbow
Atlee the Poodle practices recall games (with a double rainbow!)

TNT’s training method is based on using positive reinforcement.  Here’s why…

Dogs respond best/fastest to positive reinforcement training. This method focuses on rewarding your dog for doing the asked behavior. The reward in turn encourages your dog to repeat the cued behaviour when asked again. Positive reinforcement training focuses on rewarding good behaviour rather than punishing bad behaviour.