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Meet Our Instructors

Our instructors are dedicated to helping you train your dog!


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, service dogs
  • 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
  • Completed Fear Free Shelter Program – Core
  • Completed Fear Free Shelter Intake and Admission
  • Completed Fear Free Housing And Environment
  • Member of The Pet Professional Guild, The Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals  (No Pain, No Force, No Fear)
  • Certificate of attendance for the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance webinar: ASPCA Apro Gentle Animal Handling Techniques for Cats
  • Certified in Pet First Aid

Caroline Fillion

  • Behaviour Programs Coordinator at the Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Completed Fear Free Shelter Program
  • Currently working on Bite Educator Certification and CPDT-KA certification
  • Over 8 years experience working with wildlife, including training wildlife ambassadors for presentations
  • Experienced in raising and training horses
  • Passionate about improving the human-dog relationship, meeting your dog’s needs through fun activities, and cooperative care











Joanne Knowles

  • Behaviour Programs Coordinator at the Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CTDI-KA)
  • Certified Tricks Dog Instructor (CTDI)
  • Certified in Pet First aid
  • Training Dogs for 10+ years
  • I enjoy teaching a variety of sports to my dogs such as Agility, Tricks, Disc, Flyball and Skijoring.
  • Experienced in dog playgroup management including puppies, adult dogs, and behavioural dog introductions.
  • I believe in a positive, respectful approach when it comes to training a dog. You and your dog are a team and working with them in a positive way builds a solid human-dog relationship.










Catherine McMillan

  • Director of Behaviour Department at The Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Certified Fear-Free Trainer
  • NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour
  • Susan Friedman LLA course professional
  • Member of Pet Professional Guild, an association promoting “No Pain, No Force, No Fear” in dog training
  • Has been a class instructor for 16+ years
  • Trained own dogs to participate in various dog activities: canicross, kicksledding, and pet therapy programs