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Our next session of classes begins March 11, 2024

Class schedule to follow

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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, please 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.

2024 Training Sessions start dates: January 8, March 11, May 20, August 5, October 14.

Puppy Playschool – 8 classes (1st class no puppy) – $295 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) – $370 taxes included
Basic training for dogs at least 5 months old as well as graduates of Puppy Playschool

Companion Pro – 8 classes – $370 taxes included
Advanced and Off-leash training, for graduates of our Companion Rookie

Growl class– 5 classes (1st class is virtual) – $485 taxes included
For dogs that are reactive to other dogs when on leash. Evaluation required.

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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 8 weeks – $240 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
• Tricks
• Rally-Obedience

• 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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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)
Socialization, basic manners and confidence games. Puppies develop life skills and trust in their owners. Avoid unwanted behaviors such as jumping, pulling and barking, by starting your puppy’s training immediately. Our puppies also learn to stay, come when called and “leave it”. Our gentle methods are effective with puppies as young as 8 weeks old.

1st week is without your puppy – Your attendance is mandatory for this class

Duration: 8 weeks 50 min. each class
Maximum: 10 students
Cost: 295.00 (taxes included)

Thursdays
Time: 7:00pm
Start date: March 14, 2024
Instructor:  Lara Tabakian

Saturdays
Time: 10:30am
Start date: March 16 2024
Instructor:  Karen Broadway

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 make your dog a well-behaved member of your family.
1st week is without your dog – Your attendance is mandatory for this class

Duration: 8 weeks 50 min. each class.
Maximum: 10 students
Cost: 370.00 (taxes included)

Tuesdays
Time: 7:00pm
Start date: March 12, 2024
Instructor:  Karen Broadway
– THIS CLASS IS FULL –

Thursdays
Time: 8:15pm
Start date: March 14, 2024
Instructor:  Lara Tabakian

Saturdays
Time: 11:45am
Start Date: March 16, 2024
Instructor: Karen Broadway

Sundays
Time: 10:30am
Start Date: March 17, 2024
Instructor: Lise Hargrave

More advanced obedience training skills including off-leash work, response to signals, attention games and distraction training for graduates of Companion Rookie.
NOTE: The Companion Pro class is available to teams (handler and dog) that have graduated from our Companion Rookie class.

Duration: 8 weeks 50 min. each class
Maximum: 8 students
Cost: 370.00 (taxes included)

Tuesdays
Time: 8:15pm
Start date: March 12, 2024
Instructor:  Karen Broadway
– THIS CLASS IS FULL –

Sundays
Time: 11:45am
Start date: March 17, 2024
Instructor:  Lise Hargrave
– THIS CLASS IS FULL –

These classes are intended to help dogs that react negatively towards other dogs, but are accepting of people. The goal is for the dogs to learn to trust and focus on their handlers, and be able to function calmly in situations involving other dogs and people.
Prerequisite: Must have had at least one private consultation with a Blue Ribbon trainer who has approved the team for this class.

Duration: 5 classes 50 min. each class: 1  virtual class + 4 classes at the centre over 8 weeks (1 every 2 weeks)
Maximum: 4 teams
Instructors: Lise Hargrave + 4 trainers on the floor (1 per team)
Cost: 485.00 (taxes included)

Note: The first class will be a virtual orientation (via Zoom) and owners will be familiarized with the aims, methods and requirements of the class.

Sundays
Time: 1:30pm
Start date: March 17, 2024 (virtual orientation), in-centre classes begin March 24th.

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: Beginner – Prerequisite: Blue Ribbon Companion Pro
Agility Basic Advanced – Prerequisite: Blue Ribbon Basic Agility
Agility Advanced – For graduates of Agility Basic Advanced

Duration: 8 weeks 50 min. each class.
Maximum: 6 students
Cost: 240.00 (taxes included)

Agility Basic Advanced
Day/Time: Wednesday; 6:30pm
Start Date: March 13, 2024
Instructor: Jaime Borenstein
– THIS CLASS IS FULL –

Agility Advanced
Day/Time: Wednesday; 7:30pm
Start Date: March 13, 2024
Instructor: Jaime Borenstein
– THIS CLASS IS FULL –

Agility Basic
Day/Time: Wednesday; 8:30pm
Start Date: March 13, 2024
Instructor: Jaime Borenstein

Intro to Obedience

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!

Our instructor, Marie-Johanne Cloutier also offers private lessons

Mondays – Intro to Obedience
Time: 6:30pm
Start Date: January 8, 2024
Instructor: Heather Watt

Mondays – Novice
Time: 7:30pm
Start Date: January 8, 2024
Instructor: Heather Watt

Mondays – Open/Utility
Time: 8:30pm
Start Date: January 8, 2024
Instructor: Heather Watt

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.

Tuesdays – Excellent/Masters
Time: 1:15pm
Start Date: January 9, 2024
Instructor: Marie-Johanne Cloutier

You will learn how to teach your dog specific tricks, and also how to break down complicated tricks into specific parts, and put those parts together to complete the trick. You will also have the option to get a title (and a certificate!) for you and your dog.

Saturdays
Time: 9:00am
Start Date: March 16, 2024
Instructor: Alyssa Texeira