Life Skills Level One

Over the summer of 2021, the puppy beginner life skills training class for puppies has been COMPLETELY REDESIGNED to help you understand your dog better. We have added MULTIPLE different reputable resources such as training videos and educational information handouts to continue your home education and learning. Dog training is consistently evolving, and we strive to keep you updated with the most recent and updated training techniques.

Additional information has been added such as understanding jumping behaviors, puppy biting information, understanding how dogs learn with direction instead of correction and multiple visual learning training videos to follow up your classes on sits and down behaviors.

Raising puppies is an extensive amount of work, at TLCA we want to prevent behavior problems and get you started on the right paw.

Enjoy your training adventures with your new furiend! - Christie Golebiowski Business Owner and Certified Dog Trainer AND new puppy owner!

Class Format:

  • All five classes with your puppy. One class once a week for 5 weeks. Each class is 45 minutes long.
  • Life Skills Level One is designed for puppies age 12 weeks to 1 year.
  • Limited to 8-10 puppies per class.
  • Vaccines: Two Canine Distemper (DAPP) vaccines administered at 8 and 12 weeks of age and Kennel Cough vaccine (recommended). The third booster of the DAPP vaccine administed at 16 weeks of age is not required to attend training classes.
  • Last class is your graduation class. This is a nose work training class, and friendly doggie competitions. End your training classes with your graduation certificate and graduation pictures.

In this class you will learn:

  • Eye contact = CONNECTING with your dog = Focus work

  • Sit, down and stand. Basic everyday life skills and foundation training

  • Sit and Stay

  • Down and Stay

  • Leave It

  • Impulse Control/Self Control Exercises

  • Teaching handling and desensitization exercises of muzzle control, head control, ear and paw touching. These are helpful in your dogs life for veterinary care and grooming.

End of class allows for five minutes of socialization and exposure to other dogs, humans and kids attending the class - all socialization is on leash. This acts as a great reward for the dogs for working so hard in class.

This class uses food luring (Classical Conditioning) to teach desired behaviors. We also gradually and slowly start to make some of your behaviors a little bit more difficult every class, gradually increasing your dog's skills. 

You may be thinking '...but my dog already knows most of these training commands'. Yes! They may already know sit, but can they do sit with other dogs and other people in the room?! This is how we proof the behavior for strength training. Repition builds the behavior.

Group dog training classes also provide so much more than basic training commands and cues, there is exposure with other dogs and people including exposing their senses. Relationship and connection building with your dog. Establishing a relationship with a trainer for future help and trouble shooting behavior problems. The benefits are MANY!


One training class once a week for 5 weeks. Each training class is 40-45 minutes long.


Cost for all five training class is $150.00 plus GST = $157.50.

Dates and Times

Tuesady July 2nd at 6:30PM in St Norbert. No class July 23rd. Last class August 6th.

Tuesday September 10th at 6:30PM. Last class October 8th. St Vital Park with amazing fall colors!!

Thursday September 12th at 6:30PM in outide at Archie Plett Park in Landmark Manitoba.

Sunday September 15th at 12:00PM in St Norbert. No class October 13th. Last class October 20th.

Wednesday October 2nd at 6:30PM at Rat River Recreation Centre in St Pierre Manitoba.

Sunday November 3rd at 12:00PM in St Norbert. Last class December 1st.



Pre-payment is required prior to your class start date and time to CONFIRM your attendance.

Payment by eTransfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. TLC has direct deposit.


Training classes are held at The St Norbert Community Centre 3450 Pembina Highway.

Behind the skating rink your will find THE BANQUET HALL. Enter through the doors for our over 2500 sqft training room.

Classes are also held at St Vital Park, Archie Plett Park in Landmark Manitoba and Rat River Recreational Centre in St Pierre Manitoba.

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