+1.8076225228

PET STORE & GROOMING SALON-785 Memorial Ave, thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 3Z7

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

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

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Private Lessons
(Behavior Modification)

$75 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.

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DROP IN CONFORMATION CLASS SCHEDULE

​12pm on Sundays

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​September 24- Norma Smith

October 1- Coralee Romano

October 8- Norma Smith

October 15- Karen Morrill

October 22- Taylor Marttunen

October 29- Norma Smith

​November 5- Trish McGonigal​​

Perfect Pet 1

Instructor: Beth Redfern-Pucci

Start Date: September 20

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

Trial Ready/ Novice

Instructor: Trish McGonigal

Start Date: September 17

Sunday: 530pm-630pm

Brock St

$100

Rally- Novice/ Intermediate

Instructor: Arletta Michaud

Start Date: September 18

Monday: 730pm-830pm

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 our Memorial location 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*******

Perfect Pet 1

Instructor: Linda Harri

Start Date: September 23

Saturday: 1230pm-130pm

Brock St

$100

THE ART OF SHOW HANDLING

Instructor: Trish McGonigal

Start Date: September 17

Sunday: 430pm -515pm

(6 week course)

Brock St

$75

Super Sniffer

Instructor: Julie Revell

Start Date: TBA

Tuesday: 7pm-8pm

Brock St

$100

Please be sure to sign up quickly as these fill fast!

Cross-Over Training

Instructor: Julie Revell

Start Date: September 21

Thursday: 7pm-8pm

Brock St

$100

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​​​Puppy Kindegarten

Instructor: 

Start Date: TBA


Brock St

$100

$25/ 4 time slots.

Class List & Registration


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 Memorial Store at 622-5228 or email us at kmorrill@tbaytel.net

Mat time is $10/hr per person


Puppy Kindegarten

Instructor: Karen Morrill

Start Date: September 17

Sunday: 1045am-1145am

Brock St

$100

Your success depends on YOU!

Perfect Pet 2

Instructor: Beth Redfern

Start Date: September 20

Wednesday: 7pm-8pm

Brock St

$100

The beautiful PEPPER & her wonderful human family

Agility Intermediate

Instructor: Sarah Spect

Start Date: September 12

Tuesday: 630pm-730pm

Brock St

$100

OUR CURRENT CLASSES

Agility Foundations

Instructor: Sarah Specht

Start Date: September 12

Tuesday: 730pm-830pm

Brock St

$100

Open/ Utility

Instructor: Trish McGonigal

Start date: September 17

Sunday: 630pm-730pm

Brock St

$100.00

Rally- Advanced/ Excellent

Instructor: Arletta Michaud

Start Date: September 18

Monday: 830pm-930pm

Brock St

$100

$50/ 8 time slots

Building that Bond

Instructor: Julie Revell

Start Date: September 23

Saturday: 11am-12pm

Brock Street

$100

Puppy Kindegarten

Instructor: Arletta Michaud

Start Date: September 18

Monday: 6pm-7pm

Brock St

$100

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 if you sign up at our Memorial Avenue location.

*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.

You can also stop by our Memorial location and fill out a form and make your payment.

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.