DOGUE SHOP, the only science-based training school
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, pet owners, 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.
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, amuse, challenge and enrich pet owners, students, and animals alike. 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 bilingual; however, Gaby decided to tailor her services to the English community desperate for a positive approach to dog training. If you have a language preference, don't worry, Gaby can speak French as well as English, plus, she's currently working on improving her Spanish. If you don't know where to begin your journey through our website, the following list of links can help you navigate our virtual home. For more information on dog training, dog behaviour, dog consultations, or training programs not found on this website, we recommend you e-mail us directly. The e-mail address can be found at the bottom of each page or on our contact page.
More recently, Gaby published her book Dog in the Mirror is God; A Scientifically Spiritual Approach to Treating Human and Animal Behaviour Problems. You can visit the Dogue's Publishing page for more details on where to buy the book. In the meantime, you can use the following links to quickly navigate towards our different services:
- Animal-Assisted Therapy program
- Animal-Assisted Therapy private sessions
- Animal Behaviour Apprenticeship program level 1 & 2
- Broholmer Canadian Club
- Conference Speaker Gaby Dufresne-Cyr
- Dog Parkour outside classes
- Doga inside classes
- Dogue's Publishing Gaby published a book in October 2018
- Private Dog Training sessions
- Puppy & Teen Group outside classes (depending on weather)
- Seminars and Conferences
At the Dogue Shop training centre, our objectives are to promote the human-animal bond and to establish and maintain a healthy physical and mental relationship between people and animals. All our seminars, workshops, conferences, and puppy 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.
Our 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. Our goals are to promote the human-animal bond and to establish and maintain a healthy physical, mental, and emotional relationship with animals. At the Dogue Shop, the saying goes "We do things Dogue Style." Gaby likes to say "If science has taught me anything, it's to think outside the box, and that's something I strive to achieve each and every single day."
The Dogue Shop training centre likes to set precedents in the industry. We do this by constantly thinking outside the box. Our staff has been working on canine cognitive development, AKA Brain Games, for the last ten years and have implemented fun activities such as Doga and Parkour. We have instituted many social programs, and strive to build a network of like-minded professionals to share information and referrals. We will always serve you as best we can, and should we be unable to do so, we will help guide you in the right direction; after all, Gaby is a networking guru.
Our services build positive relationships between people and their animals in order to prevent or intervene in existing behaviour problems. The Dogue Shop's approach is to balance or rebalance your pet's cognitive and emotional abilities so you can better live with one another. We reach these goals through positive training techniques and relationship building activities. Dogue Shop takes dog training and animal behaviour to a whole new level. On a final note, the Dogue Shop training centre is NOT a veterinarian, shelter, or rescue organization. We do foster, rescue, or help people give their dogs away.
Indigo/Chapters book store will host Gaby Dufresne-Cyr for a book signing event at the downtown Montreal location on June 15, 2019, from 13:00-16:00. If you have a copy of the Dog in the mirror is God or want a signed edition, you have two choices: bring your copy or buy one at Indigo - 1500 McGill College Ave, Montreal, QC H3A 3J5 the day of the event. We hope to see you there.
The Animal-Assisted Therapy intensive summer program is filling up fast. If you want to perfect your skills by adding a pet partner to your current profession, this program is for you. Please take note, we conduct interviews to meet all future students, so plan ahead should you wish to be part of this year's cohort. Visit the above mention page section for more information. If you are coming from out of province, we might be able to offer sleeping accommodations.
NOTE: The centre might be closed during open hours because of consultations or classes. Our brick and mortar location address is:
Dogue Shop Training Centre
253 Duluth East
Montreal, Quebec, H2W 1H7, Canada
|Tuesday||11:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||11:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday||11:00 - 17:00|
We are active on the following social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Our channel offers a variety of training and behaviour videos varying from Brain Games to dog language and training.
Gaby is also preparing a series of educational videos that will appear weekly on her YouTube channel. In the meantime, if you have suggestions for specific topics, please send us your ideas and recommendations. The Dogue Shop website is filled with a variety of information which might take more than one visit to discover, so please come back soon. Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you enjoy the tour.