As dog lovers, trainers and dog sport enthusiasts, we understand that training involves not only teaching behaviors but also ensuring that our dogs can perform them in various locations and amidst different distractions. And if your furry friend can execute a trick in front of a creepy Halloween decoration (especially if it’s moving), you have a solid behavior on your hands.

Janice working Catch on position changes in front of a store Halloween display

Win a $100 dollar (Can Funds) gift certificate from TNT Training  (if you are local you can put this toward any TNT class or choose from any streaming video or online course, more distant participants can use the gift certificate for any of our online video/course options.

NEWS FLASH – OCT. 21, 23 – Janice annouces she is offering a 2nd $100 Gift Certificate just for her local TNT Students!If you are or have been a TNT Student mention that in your post so you are entered for the 2nd prize.

Be sure to challenge your dog-loving friends to the Halloween Proofing Challenge

Please Stay safe and don’t push your dog to do things he isn’t comfortable with – if your dog isn’t going to be comfortable next to a 12 foot animatronic skeleton –  send a picture of him next to your family pumpkin instead or work at a distance from a larger distraction – this contest is open to dogs at ALL levels.

A good rule of thumb for training with distractions is to start small and increase the impact of the distraction slowly as your dog gains confidence, either by getting closer of using a bigger distraction.  

Remember we want your dog to have a positive experience learning to train with distractions, not a scary one. 

How to Enter


  1. Take a picture of your dog working next to Halloween décor either at home or out and about.
  2. Create a post with your picture
  3. Tag TNT Training in the photo  (select the photo and client the tag icon and then start typing  TNT Training and we should show up)
  4. Enter as often as you want (but each picture must be unique).
  5. Be sure to visit our facebook page as we will be sharing our favourite entries


  1. Follow us on Instagram
  2. Take a picture of your dog working next to Halloween décor.
  3. Create an instagram post with your picture
  4. Tag the pictures with @tntdogtraining and also use the hashtag #halloweenproofingchallenge
  5. Tag the picture with a dog-loving friend to challenge them
  6. Enter as often as you want (but each picture must be unique).


  1. Take a picture of your dog working next to Halloween décor.
  2. Send an email to be sure to attach the picture and give us your name and your dog’s name!


  1. The Halloween Proofing Contest is open to residents of Canada and United States of at least 13 years of age or older
  2. The Halloween Proofing Contest is open to dogs training at all levels from puppies right through to competition dogs.
  3. The winner will be chosen by Janice Gunn and members of her staff Nov. 1, 2023 (based upon criteria including aesthetics, image quality, training difficulty, and overall impression) 2023 and the winner will be announced and notified Nov. 2, 2023
  4. By entering, you give TNT Training permission to share your photo, name and dog’s name on our social media channels  and display on our website.
  5. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or its parent company, Meta.
  6. Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.