Science Based Dog Training Centre and Animal Behaviour 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 experience in radio and television. You can visit the Speaker Events page to learn more about Gaby's presentations.
Dogue Shop services are bilingual; however, Gaby decided to tailor her service 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.
Gaby also teaches animal behaviour and training at La Pocatière college. 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.
If you don't know where to begin, the following list can help you navigate our website. 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. If you are a returning client and wish to consult Gaby's calendar to schedule a session, click here. Make sure to call once you have a date and time in mind to confirm your session.
The Dogue Shop offers the following services:
- Conference Speaker
- Animal Behaviour Apprenticeship program level 1 & 2
- Private dog training sessions
- Animal-Assisted Therapy program
- Animal-Assisted Therapy session
- Seminars and Conferences
- Puppy Group classes
- Doga classes
- Dog Parkour classes
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.
We offer thrift products and handmade accessories for your dog. The Dogue Shop team respects the environment and promotes Fair Trade products as much as possible. We also support local shelters and rescues through your pet food donations. The Dogue Shop's vision is one of sharing and compassion as per our mission statement below. Plus, our weekly Blog offers informative articles for clients and professionals alike.
Finally, 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 Mission 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 objectives are to promote the human-animal bond and to establish and maintain a healthy physical, mental and emotional relationship with your pet. At the Dogue Shop, the saying goes "We do things differently because we do them Dogue Style." Gaby likes to say "If science has taught us anything, it's to think outside the box, and that's something I strive to achieve each and every single day."
Our services build positive relationships between people and their animals in order to prevent or intervene on an existing behaviour problem. 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 teaching 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 not take dogs in or help people give them away.
You can find us at the following address:
129 Mont-Royal West
Canada, H2T 2S9
Training Centre Hours
You might want to visit our YouTube channel. We have a variety of training and behaviour videos varying from Brain Games to dog language. Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you enjoy the tour.