Jr. puppy, puppy & dog training classes

Foundation Obedience (Puppy to Adult)

 Our foundation obedience covers all the core skills that your puppy or dog will need to become a successful part of your household.  Our course is suitable for puppies from 9 weeks through to adults of any age. Our Foundation classes are divided by age.

Choose the right training class for your puppy / dog.

How old will your Puppy / Dog be on the first day of class?

Young Labrador puppy

Junior Puppy

Junior puppy class color

If your puppy is between 9 and 14 weeks – please choose a Jr. Puppy Class open to puppies between 9 weeks to 10 months

puppy or dog training class

If your puppy is between 14 weeks and 10 months – you can choose EITHER a Junior Puppy OR a Puppy / Super Dog Combo Class

If your older puppy or dog is 10 months or older please choose a Puppy / Super Combo Class

puppy training class

Puppy Class

puppy or dog training class

If your puppy is between 14 weeks and 10 months – you can choose EITHER a Junior Puppy OR a Puppy / Super Dog Combo Class

If your older puppy or dog is 10 months or older please choose a Puppy / Super Combo Class

Super Dog and Senior Puppy Training | Boy with terrier

Super Dog

If your older puppy or dog is 10 months or older please choose a Puppy / Super Combo Class

TNT’s Foundation Obedience Training Classes

Why Train Your Puppy/ Dog at TNT?

Our class curriculum was designed by world-renowned obedience trainer and dog sport competitor,  Janice Gunn, author of numerous popular obedience training videos and sought-after seminar presenter.  Janice planned our classes to cover all of the basic obedience skills as well as to introduce training theory and give you the tools to prevent a range of disruptive behaviours such as nipping, barking, preventing housebreaking problems, separation anxiety and more.

Her positive game-based methodology makes training fun for both dogs and humans and is designed to strengthen the bond between dog and trainer.

Labrador Puppy

I found the instructor very helpful and knowledgeable regarding all dog training aspects. Favourite thing about class: Expertise and knowledge of the instructor and the small class size allowed for individual questions.

Mary-Ellen, & Jax (Rough Collie)

We came before with out previous dog. The instructor,  was friendly and knowledgeable. Our favourite thing was getting new info and insight into dog behaviour.

Bev, & Freddie (Heeler Mix)

We took puppy class with our Airedale Terrier pup . I appreciate our instructor’s no nonsense but caring and realistic approach to dog training. I really liked the homework resources including the homework checklist. The instructor took time to check if with everyone to address individual problems that happened during the week and answered questions about concerns of different people in the class and offer tips for those behaviours. I think the instructor went the extra mile by gently checking in with me to make sure I understood Airedale’s (and terriers in general) take extra training work and that’s okay. We’ll be checking out further training once our pup has mastered the skills from this class.

Meaghan Van Dyk, Newt (Airdale Terrier)

Our instructor was very helpful. Our puppy had some behaviours we didn’t know how to deal with, and she gave us ways to work with our puppy to encourage the behaviour we want.  She would give tips and tricks if our dog was having difficulty with the skills they were learning. I felt like she had a solution to all my questions. She was also very encouraging and non-judgmental when my puppy was misbehaving. So that really made me feel secure and comfortable in class.

Oliva, & Frankie (Labrador Retriever)

The instructor was friendly and helpful and answered any questions that arose during the five weeks. Favourite thing was seeing the progression the pups made.

Bill & Cheryl, Maverick (Husky X Shepherd)

The instructor was extremely helpful.  It was great to see all the other puppies!  The class time seemed to be way too short we were having so much fun.

Carolyn & Dot, (Shetland Sheepdog)

Foundation Obedience (Puppy & Adult)
Class Skills & Topics

  • Name Game (creates name recognition and is the basis of a strong recall)

  • Preventing problem behaviours such as biting and mouthing, barking, digging etc.

  • Targeting (useful for multiple exercises)

  • Learn how to Marker training using positive reinforcement

  • Collar Grab – for emergenices

  • Checking In (getting your puppy or dogs attention)

  • Sit, Down, Settle, Go to Bed /Matt

  • Recall – foundations of teaching the “Come” command

  • Walking on a loose Lead

  • Foundations of a Stay

  • “Give” – how to prevent resource guarding

  • Confidence course obstacle training

  • Going through doorways & gates under control

Training Class Bonus - online videos and printable homework

TNT TRAINING BONUS!

Classes Include Online Access to Step-by-Step Homework Instructions with How-To Videos that reinforce in-class learning as well as Solutions to Problem Behaviors

Puppy Class Information

Length:  5 week program, each class 1 hour in length
Lengths: (once a week for 5 weeks)
Price:   $220.00 + GST
Prerequisite:  None
Ages Allowed:  Ages allowed 9 weeks to 10 months

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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Homework

Password will be given out
at the first class

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.

Foundation Obedience Class Schedule

If your puppy is under 14 weeks, we recommend choosing a Jr Puppy Class.
If your puppy is over 14 weeks, you are welcome to choose either a Jr Puppy
or a Puppy/Super class.

Click on instructor name to see their bio!

ClassInstructorDayTimeDates (Start date in bold)
Puppy/Super Mais St. ThomasSaturdays11:15 amMay 25, Jun 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2024
ALL AGESKimberly Van BiertTuesdays12:45 pmMay 28, Jun 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024 ON SALE! $10 OFF!
ALL AGESKimberly Van BiertThursdays6:15 pmMay 30, Jun 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2024
Puppy/SuperKayla ChapmanSundays10:00 amJun 9, 16, 23, Jul 7 & 14, 2024  Note: No Class Jun 30, 2024 – Canada Day
Jr PuppyKayla ChapmanSundays11:15 amJun 9, 16, 23, Jul 7 & 14, 2024  Note: No Class Jun 30, 2024 – Canada Day
Jr Puppy Mais St. ThomasWednesdays6:15 pmJul 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2024
Puppy/Super Mais St. ThomasWednesdays7:30 pmJul 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2024
Puppy/Super Katrina VavrovicsThursdays6:15 pmJul 4, 11, 18, 25 & Aug 1, 2024
Jr Puppy Katrina VavrovicsThursdays7:30 pmJul 4, 11, 18, 25 & Aug 1, 2024
Jr Puppy Katrina VavrovicsTuesdays6:15 pmJul 9, 16, 23, 30 & Aug 6, 2024
Jr Puppy Mais St. ThomasSaturdays10:00 amMay 25, Jun 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2024
Jr Puppy Katrina VavrovicsMondays7:30 pmMay 27, Jun 3, 10, 17 & 24, 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)
Kayla ChapmanSundays10:00 amApr 21, 28, May 5, 12 & 26, 2024 Note: No Class May 19, 2024 – Victoria Day
Kayla ChapmanSundays11:15 amApr 21, 28, May 5, 12 & 26, 2024  Note: No Class May 19, 2024 – Victoria Day

Puppy / Dog Training Class Video Gallery

Puppy class - Puppies going through the confidence course

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.