Specialty Classes2019-03-18T08:09:31+00:00

Specialty Classes

TNT’s unique specialty classes include “TRICKS”,  the essential “Come When Called” and “FUNagility”.

TRICKS

This class will be FUN, FUN, FUN !!! Dazzle your friends with the array of tricks your dog will learn to perform. This class teaches not only various tricks and techniques but also how to train your dog using a clicker.

Clickers help to accelerate the learning process for your dog. The precision of the clicking noise helps the dog know exactly what he is being rewarded for.  Your instructor will be gearing the class towards the AKC Tricks Dog Title requirements and Kelly also does movie work with her dogs so will include some of the techniques she uses for movie training.

TNT has clickers available. They are $3 each or $5 with a wristband

TRICKS Class Information

Length: 6 Weeks – 1 hour class
Class Size: max. 7 per class
Price: $170.00 + GST

Prerequisite: A set of basic obedience classes, such as Super Dog or Puppy classes

TRICKS Class Schedule

Instructor Day Time Dates (Start date in bold) classes run for 6 weeks
Kelly Thorburn Thursdays 11:30 am Apr 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23
Kelly Thorburn Thursdays 7:30 pm Apr 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23

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) classes run for 6 weeks
Kelly Thorburn Thursdays 1:00 pm Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21 & 28

TRICKS Video Gallery


Watch instructor Kelly put her dog Rush through his paces as they practice for upcoming shows.


This is one of Kelly’s student’s pups demonstrating Say your Prayers – this puppy is only 4 months old!

Come When Called

Does your dog ignore you when you call him? Do you find yourself yelling ” come” over and over again as you chase him around the dog park. If you answered yes to these questions our “Come when Called” class is just for you.

This class will help you call your dog away from distractions, help you build your relationship with your dog and in general make you proud of your dog. Invest in your dog’s safety and teach him to “Come when Called”. Reactive dogs are not suitable for this class.

PLEASE bring a family member or friend to assist you with the training. Many of the training exercises are done with an assistant. If there is the odd session when someone cannot attend with you, the trainer will help assist.

getting a reliable recall

This class will be held mainly OUTDOORS so please dress accordingly. Please bring a long line to all classes approximately 15-20 feet in length. No Flexi-leads.

  • Relationship/influence building in recall training
  • The chasing/emergency recall 
  • Sit and/or down on recall
  • Calling dogs off of distractions    
  • Training a reliable, automatic, reality recall  
  • Out of sight recall (owner hidden)
  • Obedience/competition recall (dog is called from a stationary position)
  • Free running recall (dog is called while in motion))

Come When Called Class Information

Length: 6 Weeks – 1 hour class
Class Size: max. 8 per class
Price: $170.00 + GST
Prerequisite: A set of basic obedience classes, such as Super Dog or Puppy classes

Come When Called Class Schedule

Instructor Day Time Dates
Jane Eskuri Tuesdays 5:00 pm Apr 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019

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) classes run for 6 weeks
No Classes in progress at this time.

Come When Called Gallery

FUNagility

FUNAgility is an introductory level class that focuses on exposing dogs to equipment such as tunnel, jumps, chute, tire jump, table, wobble board, plank, mini teeter plank, and pro-preception work.   This is a great way to begin training for one of the most engaging sports you can do with your dog.

FUNagility

FUNagility Class Information

Length: 6 Weeks – 1 hour class
Class Size: max. 7 per class
Price: $170.00 + GST

Prerequisite: This class requires dogs to have basic control skills such as working well around other dogs (no reactive dogs) a sit, down, come and some stay skills.  We will be strengthening and working on these behaviours but your dog should have had at least one set of obedience classes at TNT or equivalent with another school.  Dogs will be working off lead the majority of the class.

FUNagility Class Schedule

Instructor Day Time Dates (Start date in bold) classes run for 6 weeks
New classes coming soon!

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) classes run for 6 weeks
No Classes in progress at this time.

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 and not because they “want” to. At TNT we want both yourselves AND your dogs to enjoy the learning and training process.