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: 

For information to read before spaying or neutering your puppy

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

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

          • Limit of one handler per dog for all indoor classes
          • When the weather is suitable, we will hold classes outdoors.  When classes are outside, you may bring ONE extra member of your family
          • Please be prepared for a weather change, in which case the class will move indoors and your extra family member will not be allowed inside the building
          • Masks are required at all indoor and outdoor classes

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

InstructorDayTimeDates (start date in bold)
Katrina VavrovicsSundays11:00 amMay 16, 30, Jun 6, 13 & 20, 2021 Note: No Class May 23 – Victoria Day
Kimberly Van BiertThursdays4:00 pmMay 20, 27, Jun 3, 10 & 17, 2021
Kimberly Van BiertThursdays5:30 pmMay 20, 27, Jun 3, 10 & 17, 2021
FULL CLASSES
Katrina VavrovicsFridays4:00 pmApr 30, May 7, 14, 28 & Jun 4, 2021 Note: No Class May 21 – Victoria Day – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsFridays5:30 pmApr 30, May 7, 14, 28 & Jun 4, 2021 Note: No Class May 21 – Victoria Day – FULL
Kimberly Van BiertTuesdays4:30 pmMay 11, 18, 25, Jun 1 & 8, 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)
Katrina VavrovicsMondays10:30 amMar 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 2021
Katrina VavrovicsMondays12:00 pmMar 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 2021  – FULL
Kimberly Van BiertTuesdays4:00 pmMar 30, Apr 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2021 – FULL
Kimberly Van BiertTuesdays7:00 pmMar 30, Apr 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2021 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsWednesdays5:00 pmMar 31, Apr 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsWednesdays6:30 pmMar 31, Apr 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021 – FULL
Sam LangleySaturdays9:30 amApr 10, 17, 24, May 1 & 8, 2021 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsSundays10:00 amApr 11, 18, 25, May 2 & 9, 2021 – FULL
Katrina VavrovicsMondays6:30 pmApr 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10, 2021 – FULL
Kimberly Van BiertThursdays4:00 pmApr 15, 22, 29, May 6 & 13, 2021 – 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