Basic Life Skills

At Nova DogSport


Puppies who are 7 weeks to 1 year old. Young puppies must have had their first set of vaccines at least 10 days prior to the start of class.


Time: 5:45 – 6:45pm on Tuesdays

Dates: July 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 – Space Available

Cost: $200 tax included (a $70 deposit is required to hold your spot)
Class will be held all/primarily indoors. 


Classes are held at Nova Dogsport in Harriestfield, NS.


$200 for 6 weeks. A $70 deposit is required to hold your spot in the class.

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What your puppy will learn:

  • Name / Come
  • Leave It / Self Control
  • Sit / Down
  • 4 On the Floor (no jumping)
  • Polite Leash Walking
  • Go To Bed / Relax quietly
  • Stay
  • Work in a group class environment
  • Tricks and games to build engagement
  • And more!
Yellow Lab puppy

We cover:

  • Meeting people calmly
  • Meeting other puppies
  • Handling (for vet visits, nail trims, brushing, etc.)
  • Navigating obstacles, walking on different surfaces, climbing on safe objects.
  • Basic commands (sit, down, loose leash walking)
  • Recall

Puppy parents learn:

  • How to use classical conditioning, desensitization and positive reinforcement
  • How to use a clicker
  • How to read your dog’s body language
  • How to advocate for your dog

More about your trainer

I am a certified Puppy Start Right Instructor through the Karen Pryor Academy. I am also an accredited dog trainer through the IAABC. You can learn more about me here.

Have questions?

We’d be happy to answer them!

Need a little extra help?

I also offer private lessons for any puppies and dogs who might need some more one-on-one training. Private lessons are more suitable for dogs with reactivity, or puppies who are showing signs of reactivity.