Gaby Dufresne-Cyr Speaker
I have been an animal trainer for over 30 years and teaching animal behaviour, animal training, and animal-assisted therapy at our local college and in my private institution for over 10 years. I can honestly say, I love every minute of it. My specialties are inter-species communication, social cognitive learning theory, attachment, advanced problem-solving skills, and exotic animal husbandry training. You can read about my approach in my book Dog in the Mirror is God.
The conferences, seminars, and workshops I give are filled with theoretical and practical information. I like to demonstrate, give examples, and mimic behaviour if necessary. Each event is adapted to satisfy your particular needs; therefore, these events can last from a few hours to a weekend. I can adapt my schedule to satisfy your needs.
The choice of conference, seminar, or workshop will depend on your outcome expectations and requirements. The subjects most often covered are listed below in alphabetic order. Should you have other topics in mind or wish to combine topics, no problem, I can create a specific program for your event. Simply mention your event in the subject title of your email and we can take it from there.
I must say, without boasting, that my presentations are very dynamic. Since I don't like to stand in one spot for very long, I tend to move and gesticulate to accentuate what I am discussing. Plus, if I need to get on all fours to demonstrate a behaviour or concept, I will. I'm a passionate extroverted person which means my presentations are well adapted for visual, auditory, and kinetic learners.
Please note that prices will vary according to the length of the event, venue, travel accommodations, and sleeping arrangements. If you wish to organize an event please send your inquiries to Gaby at the Dogue Shop. Each event includes notes and certificates of completion. My goal is to transmit my knowledge to further your understanding of the subject matter covered. While seminars and conferences normally do to include animals, workshops are conducted with animals present. Make sure the venue you select accepts animals. For more information on my experience, you can visit my page.
Teaching is my passion and I would be honoured to share my knowledge with you. For lengthier events, we will need to plan ahead of time as my agenda tends to be booked, on average, one year in advance. The following are topics ideas for your event (in alphabetic order):
- Advanced aggression
- Animal-assisted therapy
- Animal behaviourism
- Animal emotional projection
- Clicker training
- Clinical animal behaviour problems
- Domestic animal training
- Exotic animal training
- Husbandry training
- Interspecies attachment
- Social-cognitive theory
Gaby's Past Speaker Engagements
Wolf Animal-Assisted Therapy, Animal Behaviour Management Alliance, Portland, OR, USA
Wolf Animal-Assisted Therapy, Animal Behaviour Management Alliance, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Animal-Assisted Therapy Field Requirements, Concordia University, Montreal
Dog Language, PIJAC, Sherbrooke
Dog Language, Click d'Agilité, Drummondville
Clicker Training, Click d'Agilité, Drummondville
Howling with the Wolves, Park Safari, Hemmingford
Dog Language, Mohawk Council Animal Protection, Kahnawa:ke
SAFER Test, Mohawk Council Animal Protection, Kahnawa:ke
Bite Prevention, Scouts Canada, Mirabel
Bite Prevention, Groupe de l'ACPEQ, Mirabel
Dog Language, Canine Festivities, Ste-Adele
Dog Language, Festival Plein Air et Voyage, Montreal & Quebec
Friends of Park Safari Foundation Golf Tournament
Friends of Park Safari Foundation Bicycle Tour
Pit Stop Montreal