puppy training class

Puppy Training Class

For puppies 9 weeks – 6 months 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 5 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 class curriculum was designed by world-renowned obedience trainer, competitor,  Janice Gunn, author of many popular obedience training DVDs and sought after seminar presenter.  Janice planned our classes to cover all of the basic obedience needs as well as introduce training theory and give you the training tools to prevent a range of disruptive behaviours such as nipping, barking, preventing housebreaking problems and more.

Her positive methodology makes training fun for both dog and human and is designed to strengthen the bond between dog and trainer.

  • Name Game

  • Dealing with biting and mouthing

  • Targeting (useful for multiple exercises)

  • Learn how to Marker training using positive reinforcement

  • Collar Grab – for emergenices

  • Checking In (getting your puppy’s attention)

  • Sit, Down , loose lead walking

  • Recall – foundations of teaching the “Come” command

  • Walking on a loose Lead

  • Foundation of a Stay

  • “Give” – how to prevent resource guarding

  • Confidence course obstacle training

    Going thru doorways with control

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

 Vaccination Information

For our classes your puppy is required to have his first set of vaccines which include Parvo & Distemper

More vaccines DO NOT MEAN MORE PROTECTION!   
You do NOT have to wait until your puppy receives the entire vaccine set before coming to classes. Click the links below to learn why: 

Puppy Class Information

NEW CLASS INFO

Length: 5 Weeks – 1 hour class
Class Size: max. 6 per class
Price:   $205.00 + GST
Pre-requisite: Ages allowed 9 weeks to 6 months

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Password will be given out at the first class

  • When the weather is suitable, we will hold classes outdoors
  • Please be prepared for a weather change, in which case the class will move indoors
  • Masks are not required outdoors but please, always have one available for indoor classes
  • 1 extra person per dog permitted - we will allow 2 extra people but only if necessary

F.A.Q.

Group classes are not appropriate for dogs that are overly fearful, anxious, or bark/lunge at other dogs or people.   We suggest you seek out private training to get this under control prior to a group class. We are not able to offer private training at TNT 

Puppy Class Schedule

Open for Registration

InstructorDayTimeDates (start date in bold)
Sue GourlieSundays10:00 amAug 15, 22, 29, Sep 5 & 19, 2021  Note: No Class Sep 12, 2021 TWO Spots Left!
Kimberly Van BiertWednesdays4:30 pmSep 8, 15, 22, 29 & Oct 6, 2021
FULL CLASSES
Kimberly Van BiertWednesdays5:00 pmAug 4, 11, 18, 25 & Sep 1, 2021 – FULL
Kimberly Van BiertWednesdays7:30 pmAug 4, 11, 18, 25 & Sep 1, 2021 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsTuesdays5:00 pmAug 10, 17, 24, 31 & Sep 7, 2021 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsTuesdays6:15 pmAug 10, 17, 24, 31 & Sep 7, 2021 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays5:00 pmAug 12, 19, 26, Sep 2 & 9 2021 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays6:15 pmAug 12, 19, 26, Sep 2 & 9 2021 – FULL
Sue GourlieSundays11:30 amAug 15, 22, 29, Sep 5 & 19, 2021  Note: No Class Sep 12, 2021 – FULL

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)
Kimberly Van BiertThursdays4:30 pmJun 24, Jul 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2021 Note: No Class Jul 1, 2021 – Canada Day – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsWednesdays6:15 pmJun 30, Jul 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsMondays5:00 pmJun 28, Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 & Aug 9, 2021 Note: No Class Aug 2, 2021  – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsMondays7:30 pmJun 28, Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 & Aug 9, 2021 Note: No Class Aug 2, 2021  – FULL
Sue GourlieFridays6:00 pmJul 9, 16, 23, Aug 6 & 13, 2021 Note: No Class Jul 30, 2021 – BC Day – FULL
Sue GourlieFridays7:30 pmJul 9, 16, 23, Aug 6 & 13, 2021 Note: No Class Jul 30, 2021 – BC Day – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsSaturdays9:30 amJul 10, 17, 24, 31, & Aug 14, 2021 Note: No Class Aug 7, 2021 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsSaturdays10:45 amJul 10, 17, 24, 31, & Aug 14, 2021 Note: No Class Aug 7, 2021    – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays9:30 amJul 15, 22, 29, Aug 5 & 12, 2021 Note:  This Class Only, Puppies 9 weeks – 9 months old – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays10:45 amJul 15, 22, 29, Aug 5 & 12, 2021 Note:  This Class Only, Puppies 9 weeks – 9 months old – FULL

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