Chad (226) 218-3022
Marie (226) 218-4154
Fax: (519) 824-3514

Mailing Address:
6926 Concession 2, Cambridge, ON,
N3C 2V4

For agility enquiries contact Chad at: chad@companion







Marie has been training dogs since 1987.  her first competitive dog was a female Border Collie, “Megan” OTCH McCann Megan AG.X Am UD.  This wonderful dogs career combined for over 50 high-end trials. She was the number one obedience dog in Canada in 1998 and number three in 1996. She has multiple placements at tournaments such as the World Series in Detroit Michigan and the HIT of HITS competition in Ottawa. Marie and Megan also earned a USDAA  Masters agility dog title and Megan was a member of three North American flyball Championship teams. Marie is most proud of Megan's wonderful attitude in the ring and her 98% pass rate.

Following up on Megan’s heels were two of her kids; “Darla” OTCH Lukan’s For What It’s Worth who earned her titles with very limited showing when she wasn’t doing agility with Chad.  In 2007 when the B.C. were reinstated into the CKC, “Quinn” OTCH The Might Quinn Am UD made the most of his year and at the age of 12, earned 3 UD’s (CKC CD, CDX and UD, Am UD and NAMBR OTCH) and racked up 15 HITS, all the while having the time of his life.  Quinn was a very animated, hard working boy until the day he left us in December 0f 2009 at the age of 15 1/2.

“Presto” GMOTCH Windrows Do U Believe in Magic AG. I WC RE Am CDX WC was a much loved family member and training partner until his passing in Dec 2009 at the age of 11.  He was an upbeat dog with lots of ring presence.  He achieved many HITs in Canada and the US and won the prestigious HIT of HITs in 2004.  He was the #1 Obedience Dog in Canada in 2005. Presto also earned his Rally Excellent title with many perfect scores.

Going back to a herding breed Marie began showing her Norwegian Buhund “Gali” Jerandcourt’s Drops O’ Jupiter CDX RAE Am CD RE in fine style earning a 199 + HIT in his very first time in the ring. Gali is a happy-go-lucky, always willing to please boy who has earned HITs at every level of obedience.  Due to cataracts Gali has retired from obedience, but continues to be the same fun guy around the farm and while doing doing demos at class or at seminars.

Marie is currently showing her youngest Border Collie “Ribbon” Brackenhill Winner Takes It All CDX RA Am CD HT.  Ribbon is a serious, hard working girl who always tries her hardest.  She has achieved many HITs and ties for High in Trial in her young career.  Ribbon is currently getting ready for her Utility title.  Marie has every confidence that Ribbon is her next #1 Obedience Dog.

Marie is well known for her problem solving skills, getting to the root of the problem while always maintaining the dogs “learning state of mind”.  Her consideration for the dog’s view of the exercise is paramount above all else at her training school, Companion Dog Training located in Cambridge, Ontario.  Her student’s dogs perform happily, accurately and with a high pass rate in all levels of competition.  Marie focuses on strong foundation and relationship skills by using games and a wide variety of training exercises.  her ability to break the exercise down in to pieces and put it all back together to strengthen the dog’s understanding of the skill is what has brought her so much success over the years. Marie’s skill of being able to explain the “how to” is evident in her classes, seminars and articles she has written for Dog Sport, Front and Finish and Canine Review magazines.

In 2003 Marie published her “Ring Ready” series of books.  Theses books focus on helping your dog better understand and perform each skill in the sport of obedience.  In 2006 Marie published her rally obedience book “Rally On”. The second edition of “Rally On” is due to be published in 2014.

Marie became a certified CKC Rally Obedience judge in 2007.  In 2013 after she completed the lengthy requirements to become a certified obedience judge.