Puppy Training Class

For puppies 8 -17 weeks old (small breeds can be up to 26 weeks old)

Is your puppy jumping up on guests, nipping at your ankles or pant legs, chewing forbidden household objects or simply not listening to you?

In this class we cover manners, self-control, obedience and more through games, training exercises and reward-based methods. Our puppy program consists of 6 one-hour in-depth classes conducted by our professional dog trainers and covers everything you need to know to build a strong relationship with your dog and help his/her development of important life skills.

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Puppy Class Skills & Topics

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Why train your puppy at TNT?

Our Puppy Training  sessions will help you avoid frustration later by learning how to deal with common “puppy problems” right from the beginning.

Your TNT instructor will assist you to communicate with your puppy. After all, communication equals understanding. The more you learn about your puppy, and how to train him correctly right from the beginning the better you can help him/her become the companion you want.

  • Socialization and Free Puppy Play

  • Dealing with biting and mouthing

  • Handling, Restraint & Stand (useful for vet visits)

  • Nail Clipping and handling of the feet

  • Grooming and examination

  • Attention (getting your puppy’s attention)

  • Sit, Down and more basic exercises

  • Recall – foundations of teaching the “Come” command

  • Walking on a loose Lead

  • Foundation of a Stay

  • “Give” – Teaching your puppy to release something from his / her mouth

  • Confidence course obstacle training

Vaccination Information

For vaccine information and what age should you start your puppy in puppy class, visit the below websites:

For information to read before spaying or neutering your puppy

Puppy Class Information

Length: 6 Weeks – 1 hour class
Class Size: max. 8 per class
Price:   $180.00 + GST
Prerequisite: None

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Password will be given out at the first class

Puppy Class Schedule

Instructor Day Time Dates (start date in bold)
Allison Howard Saturdays 10:00 am Sep 21, 28, Oct 5, 19, 26 & Nov 2, 2019 (Please Note: No Class Oct 12th, 2019)
Kelly Thorburn & Val Beliak Thursdays 11:30 am Oct 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019 (Please Note: No Class Oct 31st, 2019)
(Also Note: Combo class with Senior Puppy)
Kelly Thorburn & Val Beliak Thursdays 4:30 pm Oct 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019 (Please Note: No Class Oct 31st, 2019)
Linda Moran Wednesdays 5:00 pm Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2019 (Please Note: Combo Class with Senior Puppy)
Letsa Bantassios Sundays 10:00 am Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 & Dec 1, 2019
Jane Eskuri Tuesdays 4:30 pm Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 & Dec 3, 2019 (Please Note: Combo Class with Senior Puppy)
Val Beliak Saturdays 10:00 am Nov 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 & 21, 2019

In Progress Classes

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

Instructor Day Time Dates (start date in bold)
Linda Moran Wednesdays 5:00 pm Sep 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2 & 9, 2019 (Please Note: Combo Class with Senior Puppy) – FULL
Kelly Thorburn Thursdays 11:30 am Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3 & 10, 2019 (Please Note: Combo Class with Senior Puppy) – FULL
Letsa Bantassios Sundays 10:00 am Sep 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6 & 20, 2019 (Please Note: No Class Oct 13th, 2019) – FULL
Letsa Bantassios Sundays 1:00 pm Sep 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6 & 20, 2019 (Please Note: No Class Oct 13th, 2019)
Jane Eskuri Tuesdays 4:45 pm Sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8 & 15, 2019 – FULL (Please Note: Combo Class with Senior Puppy)

Positive Training Methodology

TNT Training teaches using positive reinforcement and motivational methods. To help your dog understand what we are trying to teach them, we use food rewards. This method of teaching is proven to accelerate the learning process for dogs. The alternative to positive training, is to use compulsion and adversive methods and this type of training is not only old-fashioned and highly outdated, but also produces dogs that work out of fear