The beautiful PEPPER & her wonderful human family

Perfect Pet 1

Instructor: Beth Redfern-Pucci

Start Date: November 8

Wednesday: 6pm-7pm

Brock Street

$100

THE DOG HOUSE & MORE TRAINING FACILITY         296 Brock St E        THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO        807-623-8813        thedoghouseandmore@outlook.com

Our Current Classes

Detector Dog

Instructor: Julie Revell

Start Date: November 12

Sunday: 1pm-2pm

Brock St

$100

​​​Puppy Kindegarten

Instructor: Linda Harri

Start Date: November 11

Saturday: 130pm-230pm

Brock St

$100

$25/ 4 time slots.

$50/ 8 time slots

Rally- Novice/ Intermediate

Instructor: Arletta Michaud

Start Date: TBA

Monday: 730pm-830pm

Brock St

$100

Perfect Pet 1

Instructor: Linda Harri

Start Date: November 11

Saturday: 230pm-330pm

Brock St

$100

THE ART OF SHOW HANDLING

Instructor: Trish McGonigal

Start Date: November 19

Sunday: 430pm -515pm

(6 week course)

Brock St

$75

Class Registration



Payment Policy:
Payment is due with your class registration form. We cannot register you in any class without payment (no exceptions).

We  accept all major credit cards and cash.

*You can also register by using the 'pay now' option available on this page. If you choose this method, please read the policies regarding that choice.

If you pay online, please bring your completed form to your first class. You will not be able to attend class without it.


Payment and all completed forms MUST be received to reserve your spot in a class.



Refund Policy:

Once you are enrolled in a class and have attended the first lesson, there is no refund.

If you pay by credit card or interac and decide to NOT attend the session, there will be a 5% charge subtracted from your refund amount.

Vaccination Policy:
We require that all dogs enrolled in a class be up to date for Rabies and Parvovirus vaccinations. All vaccinations must be current from start of class session until end of class session.

Please be sure to sign up quickly

as these fill fast!

Perfect Pet 2

Instructor: Beth Redfern

Start Date: November 8

Wednesday: 7pm-8pm

Brock St

$100


Private Lessons
(Behavior Modification)

$75 - $100 per hour





You must contact us to book any and all private lessons. We need to know what is required ahead of time so we can work out a program for each individual dog.
Fear, Aggression, and Anxiety – Behavior Modification for Dog.
We’ll help you help your dog overcome fear, aggression, hyperactivity, and destructive behavior without the use of force, intimidation, or pain.


Common Behaviour Issues

Reactivity, fear and aggression towards other dogs
Reactivity, fear and aggression towards strangers, children, or inanimate objects
Separation Anxiety
Handling Sensitivity (grooming, touching, nail trimming, touching)
Resource Guarding (protectiveness towards toys, bones, or stolen objects)
Territorial Behaviour (barking at the doorbell)

What We Help You With

Understanding why your dog is behaving the way it does
Teaching you the underlying principles of how to humanely and effectively treat the issue
Training you to implement the exercises and protocols required to help your dog over the long-term

Key Principles

Focus on the dog’s emotional attitude, not its behaviour – Helping an animal overcome fear and aggression requires slowly teaching the dog to tolerate, and eventually like what it currently is afraid of or hates.  Punishing a dog using a choke or shock collar may stop barking and lunging but it does not change the dog’s emotional attitude towards whatever it doesn’t like. Therefore, punishment is not an option.
Set the dog up for success – Don’t put the dog in a situation where it rehearses bad behavior, and reward the dog for making good choices.
Manage the environment – Don’t put the dog in an environment where its triggers are too intense for it to handle.
Empower owners – Long-term behavioral modification requires consistency and patience.  Our goal is to train owners so they become as good at behavioral modification as we are.
Approaches used:  Classical Counter-Conditioning, Systematic Desensitization, Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior, Operant Conditioning with Functional Rewards

With respect to Private Lessons

Please know that aggressive behavior and dogs that are hard to handle are the most common issues, we do work on several other issues that you may be having a hard time with. Please list your concerns on the contact form so we can work out a program that suits your individual needs!

***If you require "private" sessions with one of our trainers with respect to behavioral concerns or more advanced one on one training, please feel free to contact us.

DROP IN CONFORMATION CLASS SCHEDULE

​12pm on Sundays

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​November 12- NO CLASSES

​November 19- Taylor Marttunen

​November 26- Coralee Romano

December 3- Karen Morrill

​December 10- Taylor Marttunen

​December 17- TBA



Agility Intermediate

Instructor: Sarah Spect

Start Date: November 7

Tuesday: 7pm - 8pm

Brock St

$100

Building a life long partnership between you & your dog!



**You can sign up for classes by clicking on the 'buy now' button beside each class.** 

If you choose this method of payment, you must download the registration form that is at the bottom of this page and fill it out

 It can either be delivered to the store or brought on your first night/day of class and given to your instructor.
**Sorry, no exceptions**
Also...please note that all of the classes will take place at our Brock Street location

Most classes run 6 weeks in length.

*Reliable Re-Call is 4 weeks in length*

*Puppy Play & Learn is 4 weeks in length*

*******YOU MUST BRING INDOOR SHOES TO CLASS*******



+1.8076225228

PET STORE & GROOMING SALON & DOG TRAINING FACILITY

​            296 BROCK ST E, THUNDER BAY ONTARIO  P7E 4H4

Open/ Utility

Instructor: Trish McGonigal

Start date: November 19

Sunday: 630pm-730pm

Brock St

$100.00

Building that Bond

Instructor: Julie Revell

Start Date: November 16

Thursday: 7pm-8pm

Brock Street

$100

Where the grooming is a hair better!​

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS


A positive attitude

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME treats

A 6 foot leash

A clicker (can be purchased at the store)

A buckle collar or training collar

An interactive toy that your pet loves

Class List & Registration

Trial Ready/ Novice

Instructor: Trish McGonigal

Start Date:November 19

Sunday: 530pm-630pm

Brock St

$100


DROP IN CONFORMATION/ SOCIALIZATION CLASSES

We offer drop in conformation handling/ socialization classes on Sundays at our Brock St location. There will be a variety of instructors so your dogs will have the benefit of different people touching them every week.
Please be sure to check this page as there will be some Sundays that we cannot have the drop ins due to other events.
I will also post about the classes on our facebook page.


The cost will be $25 for 4 weeks or $50 for 8 weeks.

You can either pay online from this page or stop by our Memorial location to sign up.
You must sign up/ pay to attend these classes.


Sunday Show Handling Classes on Brock St are at noon.

PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE BEFORE GOING IN CASE OF CHANGES!


There is OCCASIONALLY a class for small, medium & large dogs.


BEGINNING IN OCTOBER, WE WILL HAVE DROP IN SHOW HANDLING CLASSES ON SATURDAYS AS WELL!

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The We rent 60 minute time slots. If you would like to book mat time, please call the Store at 622-5228 or email us at kmorrill@tbaytel.net

Mat time is $10/hr per person


Your success depends on YOU!

Agility Foundations

Instructor:

Start Date: TBA

Tuesday:

Brock St

$100