puppy training class

Puppy Training Class

For puppies 8 -16 weeks old (small breeds can be up to 24 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 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

  • Targetting (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:   $199.00 + GST
Pre-requisite: Ages allowed 8 weeks to 16 weeks (small breeds up to 24 weeks old)

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Password will be given out at the first class

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

          • 2 students max. allowed at class per dog (one person per dog preferred at our Indoor Fall/winter classes)
          • Masks are mandatory at all Indoor Classes.   Please come prepared.  Masks will be available for a small fee for those that don’t have one.

F.A.Q.

Group classes are not appropriate for dogs that are fearful, anxious,  bark/lunge  at other dogs, people or are overexcited by them.   We suggest you seek out private training to get this under control prior to a group class.  We do not offer private lessons at TNT.  

Puppy Class Schedule

Instructor Day Time Dates (start date in bold)
Katrina Vavrovics Fridays 6:30 pm Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 & Mar 5, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months 
Katrina Vavrovics Wednesdays 5:00 pm Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10 & 17, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months 
Katrina Vavrovics Wednesdays 6:30 pm Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10 & 17, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months 
Katrina Vavrovics Sundays 10:00 am Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14 & 21, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months 
Sam Langley Tuesdays 4:30 pm Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months 
Kimberly Van Biert Thursdays 4:00 pm Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months 
Kimberly Van Biert Thursdays 5:30 pm Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months 
Sam Langley Saturdays 9:30 am Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months 
FULL CLASSES
Sam Langley Saturdays 1:00 pm Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6 & 13, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – FULL
Kimberly Van Biert Sundays 3:00 pm Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021 Note: Combo Class with Sr PuppyAges allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – FULL
Kimberly Van Biert Sundays 4:30 pm Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021 Note: Combo Class with Sr PuppyAges allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – FULL
Katrina Vavrovics Fridays 5:00 pm Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 & Mar 5, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – FULL

In Progress Classes

These classes are no longer open for registration.
We leave them posted so students can check dates and times.

Instructor Day Time Dates (start date in bold)
Katrina Vavrovics Wednesdays 4:30 pm Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 & Feb 3, 2021 Note: Combo Class with Sr PuppyAges allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – FULL
Katrina Vavrovics Wednesdays 6:00 pm Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 & Feb 3, 2021  Note: Combo Class with Sr PuppyAges allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – FULL
Katrina Vavrovics Sundays 10:00 am Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7, 2021 Note: Combo Class with Sr PuppyAges allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – FULL
Katrina Vavrovics Sundays 11:30 am Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7, 2021 Note: Combo Class w/ Sr Puppy – Ages allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – FULL
Sam Langley Tuesdays 4:00 pm Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2 & Feb 9, 2021 Note: Combo Class with Sr PuppyAges allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – FULL
Kimberly Van Biert Thursdays 4:30 pm Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 11, 2021 Note: Combo Class with Sr PuppyAges allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – FULL
Kimberly Van Biert Thursdays 6:00 pm Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 11, 2021 Note: Combo Class with Sr PuppyAges allowed 8 weeks to 8 months  – 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