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

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
  • Masks are required indoors

F.A.Q.

COVID- 19 Policies

  • Masks are not required outdoors but please, always have one available for indoor classes. For our Covid policies visit COVID Policies Page

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)
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays4:30 pmNov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2 & 9, 2021 Note: No Class Nov 11, 2021 – Remembrance Day
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays6:00 pmNov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2 & 9, 2021 Note: No Class Nov 11, 2021 – Remembrance Day
Kelly ThorburnMondays4:30 pmNov 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2021   This class only, Puppies 4 months – 9 months old
Kelly ThorburnSaturdays10:00 amNov 13,  20, 27, Dec 4 & 11, 2021
Kelly ThorburnSaturdays11:15 amNov 13,  20, 27, Dec 4 & 11, 2021
Katrina VavrovicsSundays10:00 amNov 14, 21, 28, Dec 5 & 12, 2021
Sue GourlieWednesdays5:30 pmNov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8 & 15, 2021
Sue GourlieWednesdays7:00 pmNov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8 & 15, 2021  This class only, Puppies 4 months – 9 months old
Bryanna AndersonTuesdays5:00 pmNov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 & 21, 2021
Bryanna AndersonTuesdays6:30 pmNov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 & 21, 2021  This class only, Puppies 4 months – 9 months old
FULL CLASSES
Kimberly Van BiertTuesdays10:00 amNov 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2021 – FULL
Kimberly Van BiertTuesdays11:15 amNov 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2021  This class only, Puppies 4 months – 9 months old – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsSundays11:15 amNov 14, 21, 28, Dec 5 & 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)
Kelly ThorburnSundays10:00 amSep 26, Oct 3, 17, 24 & Nov 7, 2021 Note: No Class Oct 10 and No Class Oct 31 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsSaturdays10:00 amOct 2, 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6, 2021 Note: No Class Oct 9 – Thanksgiving   FULL
Katrina VavrovicsSaturdays11:30 amOct 2, 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6, 2021 Note: No Class Oct 9 – Thanksgiving   FULL
Katrina VavrovicsWednesdays4:30 pmOct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3 & 10, 2021 – FULL
Bryanna AndersonTuesdays4:30 pmOct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 & 16, 2021 – FULL
Bryanna AndersonTuesdays6:00 pmOct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 & 16, 2021 – FULL
Bryanna AndersonTuesdays7:30 pmOct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 & 16, 2021  This class only, Puppies 4 months – 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