Science-Based Animal training and Behaviour School
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Dogue Shop is a science-based animal training centre. The Dogue Academy is an animal training and behaviour school for future professionals. The Dogue Shop training centre was founded in 1999. Gaby Dufresne-Cyr opened the science-based animal behaviour and training school in which she trains animals, future dog trainers, animal behaviour consultants, and animal-assisted therapists.
Furthermore, Gaby is an international speaker with many years of experience in radio and television. You can visit the Speaker Events page to learn more about Gaby's presentations. To become a Dogue Academy Subscriber, select the Toy, Standard, Molossoid, or Corporate option to access our monthly webinars and privileged information. Subscriptions are excellent ways to develop your skills without leaving the comfort of your home. The COVID-19 special offer of all classes at 15$ ended on August 1, 2020
Gaby used to teach animal behaviour and training at La Pocatière college; therefore, classes offered at the Dogue Shop are college level and up to date with scientific discoveries. All programs found on this website were specifically designed to educate and challenge perceptions. Dogue Shop is a recognized school by Revenue Quebec and Employment and Social Development Canada which means you can deduct course fees on your income tax report.
Dogue Shop services are intended for the English community, desperate for a positive science-based approach to dog training. More recently, Gaby published her book Dog in the Mirror is God; A Scientifically Spiritual Approach to Treating Human and Animal Behaviour Problems. Her second book is due to come out soon, so keep coming back for the release date. You can visit the Dogue's Publishing page for more details on where to buy books. In the meantime, you can read the Dogue Shop's blog. You can create a free account and log in for more options
- Animal-Assisted Therapy program
- Animal Behaviour Apprenticeship program level 1 & 2
- Dog Parkour outside classes
- Doga inside classes
- Dogue Shop Events
- Private Dog Training sessions
- Puppy & Teen Group outside classes (depending on weather)
- Seminars, conferences, and workshops
All our seminars, workshops, conferences, and group classes are science-based which means we do not choke, kick, poke, prod, or use tools such as choke, citronella, electric, prong, or e-collars. Reinforcement does not equal or refer to food rewards; reinforcement is about creating new behaviours. Rewards, on the other hand, refer to what dogs want at that particular moment.
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Para clientes de habla hispana, por favor contacte Shannon Strang. Gracias y espero conocerte pronto.
COVID-19 DOGUE SHOP UPDATE
Safety of all members of the Dogue Shop community is of the utmost importance for our students, dogs, and colleagues; consequently, we would like to reassure you that our establishment has been closed since March 9th, 2020, until further notice. We are conducting all sessions online via Skype, Messenger, and WhatsApp, or outside. For emergency contact, please call and leave a message at 514-814-4094
GROUP CLASSES IN JEANNE-MANCE PARK
Puppy and adolescent Group Classes in the Jeanne-Mance park will resume as of this upcoming Monday, May 25 at 6pm for puppies and 7pm for teens. Please consider group classes because puppies do need socialization during their critical period of development. We do not have a second chance at socialization, and we would hate to see an entire generation of dogs fearful or reactive because they had no exposure during their development. The following is a list of our safety measures. Please note that we work with infectious diseases every day; consequently, we always have safety measures in place. To comply with the pandemic, here are some extra measures:
- Only one family member per dog. The person can change from week to week.
- Be 6' apart within our circle.
- Have a max 6' leash, no Flexi (retractable) leashes.
- Bring a new unopen treat bag to class.
- If the dogs interact, we will tell you what to do.
- We will have hand sanitizer for before and after classes. This is to decrease the likelihood of contamination should a dog eat another dog's treat.
- Wearing a mask is optional, but highly recommended. Actually, it's good if a few people wear masks, this will help puppies get acclimatized to them.
- If it rains, classes will be held on the following day at the same time and place.
COVID-19 DOGUE ACADEMY UPDATE
While the Dogue Shop is on mandatory lockdown until September 2020, the Dogue Academy is once again thinking outside the box and adapting to the current pandemic.
We are currently developing the Animal Behaviour Apprenticeship (ABA) and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) Online certification programs that will include hands-on training, homework, and exams; therefore, if you wish to become a certified professional trainer, behaviour consultant, or animal-assisted therapy practitioner these programs are designed for you.
The platform we will use for the ABA and AAT is Google Classroom and Google Meet. Google Classroom is a free platform for teachers and students alike, and it is accessible on all computers and mobile devices, via the Google Classroom app. Once you are registered, we will send you your logging and password information. You can also get updates through Facebook and Instagram.
Dogue Shop Mission Statement
The Dogue Shop’s mission is to educate, through science-based learning theories, enrichment, behavioural management, and behaviour modification, animals and the people who care for them. Their goals are to promote the human-animal bond and to establish secure attachments with animals. At the Dogue Shop, the saying goes "We do things Dogue Style."
The Dogue Shop training centre and Dogue Academy like to set precedents in the industry. They do this by constantly thinking outside the box. Their staff has been working on developing canine social-cognitive animal training (SCAT) for the last fifteen years; as a result, they have implemented fun activities such as Doga and Parkour.
On a final note, Dogue Shop and Dogue Academy are NOT veterinarians, shelters, or rescue organizations. The staff does NOT foster, rescue, or help people give their dogs away. Their employees do NOT allow strangers to come and pet the dogs to reduce stress, and they certainly will NOT allow strangers to come walk their dogs. To walk dogs, please contact the Montreal SPCA.