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Our goal is to provide education and training to assist owners in gaining the knowledge and skills they need to teach their dogs to be well-behaved family members. Our focus on using rewards to train behaviours builds a happy, healthy relationship between owners and their dogs.

The Dog Classroom is Thunder Bay’s leading positive reinforcement training facility. With a bright, clean, 2000 square foot custom-built building, an attached fully-fenced training yard and agility field we are able to offer a comfortable and safe learning environment for you and your dog. Located just 5 minutes from County Fair Mall, our location boasts a long, private driveway and acres of walking trails ideal for dogs who learn best away from the busy city streets.

Our experienced and educated staff consists of two full-time Certified Professional Dog Trainers and Behaviour Consultants, an IAABC Accredited Dog Trainer, and several part-time trainers who completed their apprenticeships and are working toward their certification. Keeping a small but qualified staff ensures we can provide consistent, top-quality instruction throughout all of our classes.

The Dog Classroom is your one-stop-shop for all things dog training and behaviour! We have something for dogs of all ages including puppies as young as 8 weeks, senior dogs, and everyone in between. With a full schedule of group classes, as well as private lessons, behaviour consultations, seminars, Walk & Train, and Stay & Train services, we are able to work with you and your dog toward your specific training goals.

Added benefits of being part of The Dog Classroom family include access to client-only content (Facebook groups, video tutorials, etc.), membership to our monthly Walking Club, access to our dog walking services, and of course the comfort that you and your dog are being given the most up-to-date, evidence-based dog training education available from qualified professionals.

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

Anne-Marie Mayes CPDT-KA RVT BSC

Owner, Trainer and Behaviour Consultant

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"Love this place. Anne-Marie and her trainers have done wonders for my dog. I feel at home and all my issues are addressed. The suggestions given are tailored to the needs of my dog. Highly recommend this training facility."


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