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Our Puppy Classes will give you the skills to start your puppy out right for a lifetime of fun companionship!

IMG_5621We offer Positive Puppy classes taught by certified trainers to ensure you and your puppy have all the skills you need to get off to a great start!

The Positive Puppy Class is taught by Tara Tower, who is a certified Dog Trainer through DogStars and the Certification Council of Pet Dog Trainers - Higher Education for dog trainers means we can give you and your puppy THE BEST training start!

(We also offer PUPPY TEEN CLASSES for older puppies who are not yet ready to join our dog sport classes. The class works on building their obedience foundations and learning more fun training games!)



Puppy class will cover:

  • Proper socialization techniques
  • Positive first experiences for your puppy
  • Puppy basic manners (no jumping up, whining, etc)
  • Basic training (come when called, sit, down, stay, etc.)
  • To be calm in the house
  • Reliable house training
  • Sharing (toys, food, bones)
  • To use teeth on toys/chews instead of you
  • Polite behavior around children/guests
  • To walk nicely on leash
  • To be happy in their crate or pen
  • introduction to using a clicker or verbal marker for more effective training
  • Fun learning games you can play with your puppy!



  • InstructorTara Tower
  • Class SizeMax 6
  • Class Length6 x 1 hour classes
  • Cost$165 + GST
  • AgeFor puppies aged 9-18 weeks
  • Breeds/SizeDogs of all breeds/sizes are welcome
  • Required VaccinesDistemper and Parvovirus, 1st set, administered at least 24 hours before the first class.
    (Bordetella intranasal vaccine recommended if you are concerned about kennel cough.)
  • GuestsGuests are welcome, but no additional dogs.
  • Class Location6976 Palm Ave, Burnaby.
    Map link to our location: https://goo.gl/maps/dVgVI
If you would like to cancel or refund a class, we need to be notified at least 48 hours in advance of the first class.
For more information about our policies click the "View Policies" button.
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Tara Tower, CPDT-KA, DCTP

Tara Tower, CPDT-KA, DCTP


Behaviour Classes Instructor

6 x 1 hour classes

Positive Puppy Class

  • $165
  • Instructor: Tara Tower
  • November-December Classes Are FULL. Next sets will begin in January, join our wait-list to be notified when they open for registration!
  • Class in Progress:
  • Thursdays @ 5:30-6:30pm - FULL
    Dates: Nov 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20
  • Fridays @ 6:45-7:45pm - FULL
    Dates: Nov 16, 23, 30, 7, 14, 21
  • Thursdays @ 6:45-7:45pm
    Dates: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8
  • Fridays @ 5:30-6:30pm
    Dates: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9

If your dog is reactive (i.e. lunges, barks etc towards other dogs and/or people), and requires a personal bubble of space from other dogs or people, we will accommodate your dog as long as you have previously or are currently working with a positive reinforcement trainer on your dog's reactivity, so that you are skilled at managing your dog in a group setting.

Need a trainer for this? Let us know! We are happy to help!


If your dog barks excessively around other dogs (and cannot easily be stopped with a toy or food) we ask that you please contact us to schedule a private session before joining a group class, so that we can work on the barking before joining a more exciting group class. While we understand your dog may just be excited or nervous around the other dogs, if the dogs are constantly barking it is unfair to the students who cannot hear the instructor, and the instructor who has to try to talk over barking dogs.

Need help with this? Let us know, we're happy to help!