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.

Labrador Puppy

I found the instructor, Bryanna, 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,  Kat, 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 led by Kelly. I appreciate Kelly’s no nonsense but caring and realistic approach to dog training. I really liked the homework resources including the homework checklist. Kelly 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 Kelly 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)

Bryanna 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)

Kelly 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)

Puppy Class Skills & Topics

jack russel puppy

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

Training Class Bonus - online videos and printable homework


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:   $210.00 + GST
Prerequisite:  None
Ages Allowed:  Ages allowed 9 weeks to 6 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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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

InstructorDayTimeDates (start date in bold)
Kelly ThorburnMondays6:00 pmJun 12, 19, 26, Jul 3 & 10, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old 
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays5:00 pmJun 29, Jul 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2023
Kelly ThorburnWednesdays5:00 pmJul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2 & 9, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old 
Kelly ThorburnWednesdays6:15 pmJul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2 & 9, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old 

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 VavrovicsThursdays5:00 pmMay 18, 25, Jun 1, 8 & 15, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old
Katrina VavrovicsTuesdays6:00 pmMay 23, 30, Jun 6, 13 & 20, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old
Kelly ThorburnWednesdays12:30 pmMay 31, Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old 
Bryanna AndersonWednesdays7:30 pmMay 31, Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023  This class only, Puppies 14 weeks – Adult 
Kelly ThorburnSaturdays10:00 amJun 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 8, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old
Note:  No class on Jul 1, 2023
Kelly ThorburnSaturdays11:15 amJun 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 8, 2023  This class only, Puppies 14 weeks – Adult 
Note:  No class on Jul 1, 2023
Puppy class - Puppies going through the confidence course

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