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Meet Our Instructors

Our instructors are dedicated to helping you train your dog!

Nancy Bonde

  • Behaviour Programs Coordinator at the Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Member of the Pet Professional Guild
  • Currently studying for her Certified Professional Dog Trainer (knowledge assessed) exam. (CPDT-KA)
  • Past member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
  • Completed the Fear Free Shelters Program
  • Background in public service – education and coaching
  • Fascinated with animal behaviour my whole life, and became more focused in learning when my family adopted a dog-reactive dog from a shelter in BC 13 years ago.
  • Began working with animals professionally in Winnipeg, starting at a dog daycare, where I had hours to study the interactions between the dogs
  • Been at the WHS since 2015 as a Behaviour Counsellor, Adoption Counsellor, and Behaviour Programs Coordinator — training and helping the shelter dogs and cats, helping clients with their pets, training volunteers, giving seminars on animal behaviour, and teaching dog and puppy classes



Carrie Frobisher

  • Behavior Programs Coordinator at the Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Therapy dogs working in schools
  • Training dogs for past 15 yrs. with conformation showing, obedience, rally obedience, search and rescue, therapy dogs, agility
  • Trained my own dogs for Canadian champion titles, Rally Obedience titles, certified therapy dogs, Canine Good Neighbor titles
  • Handler for Potomac, biggest Labrador retriever dog show in the world in Frederick, Maryland, USA
  • Trained first official therapy dog at Health Science Centre Psych health in Winnipeg, Manitoba







Catherine McMillan

  • Director of Behaviour & Community Outreach Department at The Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Member of Pet Professional Guild, an association promoting “No Pain, No Force, No Fear” in dog training
  • Helped people train their dogs for over 10 years teaching group classes
  • Trained own dogs to participate in various dog activities: canicross, kicksledding, and pet therapy programs