Puppy Training Class

For puppies 8 -19 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

  • Socialization and Free Puppy Play
  • Teething
  • 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 taught at each class
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W hy train with 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.

Puppy Class Information

Length: 6 Weeks – 1 hour class
Class Size: max. 8 per class
Price: 157.14 + tax = 165.00
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) classes run for 6 weeks
Kelly Thorburn Thursdays 6:00 pm Apr. 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 & Jun.1 , 2017  FULL CLASS
Letsa Bantassios Saturdays 10:00 am May 6, 13, 27, Jun. 10, 17 & 24, 2017 Please Note: No class on May 20 & June 3, 2017
Letsa Bantassios Saturdays 11:30 am May 6, 13, 27, Jun. 10, 17 & 24, 2017 Please Note: No class on May 20 & June 3, 2017
Linda Moran Wednesdays 6:00 pm May 17, 24, 31, Jun. 7, 14 & 21, 2017

Puppy – In Progress Classes

These classes are no longer open for registration but we leave them posted on the website so students can check class times and dates.

Instructor Day Time Dates (start date in bold) classes run for 6 weeks
Linda Moran Sundays 12:30 pm Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2 & 9, 2017    This class FULL
Jane Eskuri Tuesdays 6:00 pm  Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, & 11, 2017  This class FULL
Letsa Bantassios Saturdays 10:00 am Mar.  11, 18, 25, Apr. 1 , 8 & 15, 2017  FULL class

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

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