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

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

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

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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Homework

Password will be given out
at the first class

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 VavrovicsTuesdays7:30 pmFeb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14 & 21, 2023   This class only, Puppies 16 weeks – Adult
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays4:45 pmFeb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2023   This class only, Puppies 16 weeks – Adult
Katrina VavrovicsSundays10:15 amFeb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023   This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months
Katrina VavrovicsSundays11:30 amFeb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023
Kelly ThorburnMondays5:00 pmFeb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2023
Kelly ThorburnWednesdays12:30 pmMar 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old 
Bryanna AndersonWednesdays5:00 pmMar 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old 
Kimberly Van BiertThursdays10:00 amMar 9, 16, 23, 30 & Apr 6, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old 
Katrina VavrovicsSundays12:45 pmFeb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023   This class only, Puppies 14 weeks – Adult

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 VavrovicsTuesdays5:00 pmJan 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7, 2023
Katrina VavrovicsThursdays5:00 pmJan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2 & 9, 2023  This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old 
Kelly ThorburnSaturdays10:00 amJan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 11, 2023
Kelly ThorburnMondays5:15 pmJan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6 & 13, 2023
Kelly ThorburnWednesdays12:30 pmJan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15, 2023   This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old
Bryanna AndersonWednesdays5:00 pmJan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15, 2023   This class only, Puppies 10 weeks – 10 months old
Bryanna AndersonWednesdays7:30 pmJan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15, 2023
Kimberly Van BiertThursdays10:00 amJan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9 & 16, 2023   This class only, Puppies 14 weeks – Adult
Kimberly Van BiertThursdays11:15 amJan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9 & 16, 2023   This class only, Puppies 14 weeks – Adult
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