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Our next session of classes begins October 14, 2017
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GROUP CLASSES: **Please read our Policies for Group Classes before registering for a class.**

If you prefer to speak to someone on the phone, Louise will be happy to help. Call 514-420-0101

Our Companion Classes are designed to train well-mannered, attentive and compliant pet dogs. Graduates of our Companion Pro class have the skills to embark on careers in many dog sports or activities should the handler be motivated to do so! Please visit our FAQ page for answers to frequent questions.

2017 Training Sessions start dates: Jan. 7, March 11, May 20, July 29, October 14.

Puppy Playschool – 8 classes (1st class no puppy) – $260 taxes included
For all puppies of 8 weeks to 5 months old. Toy breeds up to 9 months old
Companion Rookie – 8 classes (1st class no puppy) – $295 taxes included
Basic training for dogs at least 5 months old as well as graduates of Puppy Playschool

Companion Pro – 8 classes – $295 taxes included
Advanced and Off-leash training, for graduates of our Companion Rookie

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Dog Therapy Prep Classes – to prepare for the Blue Ribbon Therapy Dog evaluation.
One class per week for 7 weeks – $175 taxes included
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Sports Classes are to stimulate physical and mental acuity and/or to prepare you and your dog for competition:

One class per week for 7 weeks – $175 taxes included

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NOTE: The Sports Classes are only available to graduates of our Companion Pro Class. Not all classes are available at each training session.

• Competition Obedience
• Agility
• Freestyle & Tricks
• Rally-Obedience
• Nose Games

• ALL PRICES INCLUDE TAXES.
• NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN LESS THAN 1 WEEK BEFORE THE START OF ANY SESSION.
• ALL CANCELLATIONS REQUESTED EARLIER THAN 1 WEEK BEFORE CLASSES WILL INCUR A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE.

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If paying by cheque, please print, complete and mail this registration form and include with your payment.

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Available Classes

COMPANION CLASSES

For most puppies 2 to 5 months old (Toy breeds may be as old as 9 months. Large and guarding breeds must be no more than 4 months at start of classes).
Focus on socialization and confidence-building games. Puppies develop important life skills and trust in their owners. We help you with unwanted behaviors such as jumping, nipping and barking. Our gentle methods are effective with puppies as young as 8 weeks old.
1st class is without puppy
Please read our Policies for Group Classes before registering.

Duration: 8 classes of 50 min. each
Maximum: 10 students
Price: 260.00 (taxes Included) 

Tuesday
Time: 7:30pm
Start Date: October 17, 2017
Instructor: Lise Hargrave
– THIS CLASS IS FULL – 

Basic training for dogs 5 months and older and also for graduates of our Puppy Playschool. Large breeds may join at an earlier age. Life skills and essential manners such as coming when called, not pulling on the leash and not jumping on people. Practical and effective training to help your dog become a well-behaved member of your family.
1st class is without dog.
Please read our Policies for Group Classes before registering.

Duration: 8 classes of 50 min. each
Maximum: 10 students
Price: 295.00 (taxes Included)

Saturday
Time: 11:00am
Start Date: October 14, 2017
Instructor: Lise Hargrave
– THIS CLASS IS FULL –

Tuesday
Time: 6:30pm
Start Date: October 17, 2017
Instructor: Lise Hargrave
– THIS CLASS IS FULL –

Wednesday 
Time: 7:30pm
Start Date: October 18, 2017
Instructor: Lise Hargrave
– THIS CLASS IS FULL –

More advanced obedience training skills including off-leash work, response to signals, attention games and distraction training for graduates of Companion Rookie.
Please read our Policies for Group Classes before registering.

NOTE: The Companion Pro class is available to teams (handler and dog) that have graduated from our Companion Rookie class.

Duration: 8 classes of 50 min. each
Maximum: 10 students
Price: 295.00 (taxes Included)

Saturday
Time: 10:00am
Start Date: October 14, 2017
Instructor: Lise Hargrave

Tuesday
Time: 8:30pm
Start Date: October 17, 2017
Instructor: Karen Broadway

SPORTS CLASSES

Introduction to this fun sport done with focus on both technique and safety. Teams (handler AND dog) must have completed Companion Rookie and Companion Pro at Blue Ribbon.

NOTE: All agility students are required to help with the setup and take-down of equipment.

Agility Basic Level: Beginners – Must have completed Companion Pro at Blue Ribbon.
Agility Advanced Level: Must have completed Agility Basic Level
Agility Competition Level: Must have completed Agility Advanced Level.

Duration: 7 classes of 50 min. each
Maximum: 6 students
Price: 175.00 (taxes Included)

Agility Basic
Day/Time: Wednesday; 1:00pm
Start Date: October 18, 2017
Instructor: Harriet Schleifer

Agility Basic 
Day/Time: Saturday; 2:30pm
Start Date: October 21, 2017
Instructor: Harriet Schleifer

Agility Advanced
Day/Time: Monday; 7:30pm
Start Date: October 16, 2017
Instructor: Harriet Schleifer

Agility Advanced
Day/Time: Thursday; 6:30pm
Start Date: October 19, 2017
Instructor: Harriet Schleifer

Agility Advanced 
Day/Time: Saturday; 1:30pm
Start Date: October 21, 2017
Instructor: Harriet Schleifer

Agility Competition
Day/Time: Wednesday; 8:30pm
Start Date: October 18, 2017
Instructor: Lise Hargrave

– This class is FULL –

For teams (both handler and dog) that have graduated from our Companion Pro class. To prepare for CKC Obedience Competition and to perfect previously learned behaviours and teach new ones such as retrieving, jumping on cue and scent discrimination. You can train for fun or to prepare for competition, it’s up to you!

Duration: 7 classes of 50 min. each.
Maximum: 8 students
Price: 175.00 (taxes Included)

Monday
Time: 2:00pm
Start Date: October 30, 2017
Instructor: Sharon Gibbons

Monday
Time: 8:30pm
Start Date: October 16, 2017
Instructor: Lise Hargrave

Preparation for CKC and CARO Rally-Obedience competition, or just for mental stimulation and fun! A sport for teams (handler AND dog) that have graduated from our Companion Pro level only.

NOTE: All students are required to help with the setup and take down of the courses.

Duration: 7 classes of 50 min. each
Maximum: 6 students
Price: 175.00 (taxes Included)

Saturday
Time: 12:30pm
Start Date: October 21, 2017
Instructor: Harriet Schleifer

Monday
Time: 1:00pm
Start Date: October 30, 2017
Instructor: Sharon Gibbons

Monday
Time: 6:30pm
Start Date: October 16, 2017
Instructor: Harriet Schleifer

If your future goals include helping the community by enriching the lives of the elderly, hospital patients, children with reading challenges and many others, then preparing to be a therapy dog team is for you. We will help you and your dog prepare for the rewarding future that lies ahead as a volunteer member of Blue Ribbon Therapy Dogs.

This class is available to teams who have graduated from our Companion Pro class. It is designed to prepare you and your dog for the Blue Ribbon Therapy Dog evaluation. It does not guarantee a passing grade on the evaluation but will help you prepare for the evaluation and with other issues your dog might face during visits such as habituation to wheelchairs and walkers, conditioning your dog to different people and their petting and handling of him, etc.

Duration: 7 classes of 50 min. each
Maximum: 8 students
Price: 175.00 (taxes Included)

Thursday
Time: 7:30pm
Start Date: October 19, 2017
Instructor: Harriet Schleifer