Science-based animal behaviour & training school
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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 Member, select the Toy, Standard, or Molossoid option to access our monthly webinars and privileged information. Membership is an excellent way to perfect your skills without leaving the comfort of your home.
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.
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 found on this website, we recommend you e-mail us directly. The e-mail address can be found at the bottom of each page, simply scroll down. Dogue Shop services are bilingual; however, the 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 by clicking here. You can create a free account and log in for more options
- Animal-Assisted Therapy program
- Animal-Assisted Therapy private sessions
- Animal Behaviour Apprenticeship program level 1 & 2
- Conference Speaker Gaby Dufresne-Cyr
- Dog Parkour outside classes
- Doga inside classes
- Dogue's membership: Toy, Standard, or Molossoid
- Dogue's Publishing Gaby published a book in October 2018
- Dogue Shop Events
- Private Dog Training sessions
- Puppy & Teen Group outside classes (depending on weather)
- Seminars and Conferences
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. A reward can be food, toys, affection, water, safety, sex, and cool or warm areas. As you might have guessed, rewards are based on the fundamental needs of an organism. Obviously, there are ethical considerations to using certain rewards, but scientifically speaking a reward is what a dog wants, not what a person thinks it wants.
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Para clientes de habla hispana, por favor contacte Shannon Strang. Gracias y espero conocerte pronto.
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. We are conducting all sessions online via Skype, Messenger, and phone until further notice. For emergency contact, please call and leave a message at 514-814-4094 Thank you for your understanding and patience during this global crisis.
NEW CHANGES AT THE DOGUE ACADEMY - DISTANT LEARNING
The Dogue Shop created an online learning monthly subscription option for distant professionals and semi-professional trainers who wish to further their education without leaving home. Select one of the membership options Toy, Standard, or Molossoid to learn more. Once subscribed, you will be directed towards more the benefits associated with your membership level.
SARS CoV-2 (CORONA VIRUS) UPDATE
While the Dogue Shop is on mandatory lockdown, the Dogue Academy is adapting to the current pandemic by offering our subscribers more content starting in April. We are successively adding material such as webinars, training and behaviour videos. Each content is adapted to your subscription tier. We will use the Forum to announce live broadcasts on various training topics. The Forum is a subscription-only feature.
NEW CREATIVE DOG & DOGUE SHOP MERCHANDISE
We are happy to announce the creation of two product lines displaying the regular Dogue Shop and Dogue Academy logos, and the Creative Dog character. From accessories to tees, we have a wide variety of choices. Click on the following links to access Dogue Shop or the Creative Dog merch. Use promo code M3RCH to get -10% St-Patricks apparel.
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 and Dogue Academy like to set precedents in the industry. We do this by constantly thinking outside the box. Our staff has been working on developing canine social-cognitive animal training (SCAT) for the last fifteen years; as a result, we 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.
On a final note, the Dogue Shop training centre and the Dogue Academy are NOT veterinarians, shelters, or rescue organizations. The staff does NOT foster, rescue, or help people give their dogs away. Dogue Shop and Dogue Academy 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. The Montreal SPCA does have a wonderful dog walking program; therefore, you can contact them directly to volunteer as a dog walker.