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We are open! In-person classes, private lessons, and behaviour consultations are available. We will also continue to offer online options.
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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.

I, Anne-Marie Mayes, The Dog Classroom's owner and head trainer, am a Registered Veterinary Technician and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I have been working in the industry since 1999. My professional experience includes: dog behaviour consultations, behaviour modification with aggressive dogs, fear desensitization training, private training, group classes, puppy socialization classes,  and numerous educational initiatives within the community.

At The Dog Classroom we strive to deliver a consistent training program through all classes, levels and across all instructors. For this reason, the training staff is educated and trained by Anne-Marie through a lengthy mentorship program. Even though our staff is experienced, continuing education is important to ensure we use the most up to date and effective methods. 

There are only four Certified Professional Dog Trainers in Northern Ontario and we are proud to have them as instructors at The Dog Classroom.

Our facility allows us to work dogs both indoors and outdoors providing more opportunities for learning. We have something to offer people and dogs of all levels of skill and ability. Please explore our website. 

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 (807) 476-6646



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290 Hazelwood Drive
Thunder Bay, ON P7G 1Y4


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