Seminars and Workshops

Occasionally we will run educational seminars and hands-on workshops on training or other pet-related subjects. Please see the Workshops page for the full list.


The Dog Classroom also offers Workplace Seminars for those who work in professions where they may come into contact with dogs (delivery service, meter readers, etc.).

Retrieve Workshop

Do you love working with your dog, but want to use something other than food to reward?
Do you love watching your dog play with toys, but wish he’d include you in the game?
Do you have trouble getting your dog to give-up toys or other objects when he gets them in his mouth?
Do you want a way to exercise your dog without going for a 5km walk in a blizzard?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you (and your dog) would benefit from The Dog Classroom’s RETRIEVE seminar.

In this seminar, participants will learn:
How to break down the retrieve behaviour into small, trainable pieces.
How to teach a dog to pick up and hold an object.
How to teach a dog to bring you an object.
How to teach a dog to let go of an object.
How to teach a dog to return quickly to you during a retrieve.

The retrieve we will be training  in this seminar is best suited for pet dog owners who want to add a life-enhancing trick to their repertoire with their dogs as well as for sport dog enthusiasts who want to be able to use a retrieve as part of their reinforcement options in training.


This seminar is presented by Heather Wark


Next Session:


Friday, November 9, 2018   6:30-8:00pm

Working Spot

(with dog)

Retrieve Workshop

HST included




Auditing Spot

(no dog)

Retrieve Workshop

HST included



-Obedience Training

-Private Training

-Agility Training

-Reactive Dog Training

-Behaviour Consultations

...and more!


290 Hazelwood Drive
Thunder Bay, ON P7G 1Y4


Tel:  807-476-6646

© 2014 The Dog Classroom

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

  • w-facebook
  • Instagram Social Icon