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.
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'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 Taighe Strang. Gracias y espero conocerte pronto.
COVID-19 DOGUE SHOP UPDATE
CORONA VIRUS APRIL 14 UPDATE -- Group Classes will be 1h earlier than scheduled to accommodate the 20:00 curfew. You can check out the schedule on the Group Classes page. Thank you for your patience.
The 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 to the general public since March 9th, 2020, until further notice. We are conducting online via Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp and Google Meet or outside when possible.
COVID-19 DOGUE ACADEMY UPDATE
The Dogue Academy is constantly adapting to the current pandemic. The Animal Behaviour Apprenticeship (ABA) and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) are currently dispensing theory online and hands-on sessions are done at a social distance outside, when possible. The platform we 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 on mobile devices via the Google Classroom app.
As of September 2021, all ABA levels will be given once a year, and the AAT program will be moved to the winter/spring semester of 2022. All programs will fall under the regular schedule which is Thursday-Friday 6-9 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. Currently, the schedule accommodates the provincial curfew which is subject to change.
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.