Board and Train, Victoria, BC, Westshore, Obedience, Dog Training
Boarding School with a twist:
Our fastest, most reliable program.  

For a period of 4 to 5 weeks (depending on the complexity), your dog will stay at our training facility, Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays), and will receive customized, hands-on instruction and adventures with myself, Monique Anstee. On Thursday we will meet in the community and you will learn how to continue on with your dog's weekly lessons over the weekend. This lesson is normally an hour.

This hybrid approach of sending dogs home for the weekends has many benefits over a traditional long-term Board and Train program. Most importantly, by receiving weekly instruction and practice, both you and your dog grow together, making sure your dog will continue to listen and behave for you at the end of the program. Each Monday I need your feedback regarding your successes and struggles with your homework so that I can customize your dog’s training that week. By the end of the program, you will have a firm grasp on the skills and effort needed to ensure long-term success for you and your dog.

We will help you pick three training goals that you need help with. My time will be spent addressing the underlying causes of the problem behaviour. All programs focus heavily on physical exercise and mental enrichment as the cornerstone for emotional and behavioral wellness.


Faster Results

Your dog learns directly from an expert and receives several hours of hands-on training each day.

Immersive Learning

The dogs have a balance of structure and rules, time for mental freedom where they can explore and be free and time working on their social skills with other dogs. Many dogs find this type of lifestyle to be therapeutic.

Less Stress On You

Let me work through the challenging early stages of training and the tedious repetition that you may not have time for.

Enhanced Customization

The amount of time I spend with your dog in the Board and Train program allows me to get to know him or her on a much deeper level. This way I can develop specific strategies and exercises directly targeted toward each individual. This is needed in behavioural cases.


I do not keep your dog for a month. They are training with me from Monday to Thursday (excluding holidays) but spend weekends at home with you. You will get to see their ongoing progress, yet can still enjoy each other on the weekends. In my training, I change your dogs's opinion on life. I'm not staying home and teaching boring obedience exercises, but rather we are out and about, exploring, and learning how to navigate challenges as we come across them.

I only take three dogs at a time and split my time between them everyday. Your dog will not spend their days locked in a crate.

You and your dog will grow together with my weekly lesson at pickup on Thursdays.

5 weeks: $4650 Plus Tax

This program is appropriate for complex behaviour issues, aggression cases, or busy families who want their dream dog. Dogs will be fully trained around high levels of distraction. Off-leash training is included with appropriate equipment.

Street Dogs have unique needs and do not learn in the typical formats given in most B and T programs. These dogs need to be immersed into my full family life, living in my house when possible. Depending upon the dog, they will not go home on the first weekend, maybe more. If they have special environmental requirements needed to help them grow, we will travel to go and find them. Contact us for more info

4 weeks for Dogs with Reactivity that are not as complex: $4200 Plus Tax

1 week Puppy Emergency: $1500 Plus Tax

Have Monique train your puppy through behaviour challenges with our 1 week B and T program. Puppies must be younger than 14 weeks at the start of B and T to qualify.

**Board and Trains book in advance and require a $1200 deposit at the time of booking. All Board and Train prices include a short private lesson (approximately one hour) with you at the end of each week and an additional one-hour follow-up lesson to be completed within one year of the end of the program.

***Prices include basic training equipment.

Information for Out-of-Towners

If you are interested in booking a Board and Train with us and do not live in the Victoria area, I am happy to accommodate you. In order to make sure you get the most out of the training, you must be able and willing to travel to the West Shore for weekly lessons. I strive to have the best possible results when training your dog and ensuring consistency at home, as well as at my facility, is key. We can provide a list of dog friendly Airbnb’s and hotels.

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Board and Train, Dog Day School, Retraining, aggression, dog obedience, VIctoria, BC, Reactive, fearful
Dog Day School $150 day
We are pleased to announce our day training program on Tuesdays. Your dog will be trained, exercised and socialized following our Pet Manners curriculum. The training will include: . loose leash walking . come when called . down (no matter what) . vet examine stand . grooming . basic manners (pleasant to be around) There is a four (consecutive) week commitment for day school. For more details please contact our office at 2505902664, during office hours, 9am to 1pm from Monday to Thursday.
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Growl Class - for fearful, aggressive, reactive dogs needing obedience in Victoria BC
Growl for Fearful Reactive Dogs. $360 per month. 3 month committment

This class is designed for fearful and reactive dogs. At this time we are not taking aggressive dogs..   This class is broken into 4 week chunks where we change your dog's emotions around other dogs, by giving them fun scenarios, and freedom to explore. At the end of the first four weeks, where possible, we aim to get all the dogs safely off leash, on our fenced three acres. The next four weeks will be mostly off-leash, with the dogs each teaching each other how to behave, as they build their confidence back in dealing with other dogs, while running and playing. Your dog will learn how to read other dogs, and how to engage in an appropriate manner. The last four weeks we are in public, practising real world situations. We get to enjoy forests, beaches, markets, and our parks with the confidence of knowing how to manage your dog.

If you are willing to do the work in this class, you will be amazed by your results.  But you must be willing to look inwards and change your own handling, and responses.    

You will leave this class more confident,  educated in reading your dog, and knowing how to help him to become a good citizen.  And knowing how to handle him when he is not.Your dog will leave this class braver, and happier. Included in the class fee is being added to our Facebook group, for support and information, and a place to celebrate your triumph with people that will understand.  


Equipment needed: A buckle collar is needed on all dogs to start. A halti style headcollar may be needed and will be discussed at week one.  Food will be used for the first three weeks, and then removed by about week eight.

It is expected that your dog has decent obedience coming into this class, when no other dogs are present.  This class is not suitable for dogs who have issues with people.  Unless an exemption has been made before class begins these dogs will be removed from Growl class with no refund.

Class will run once per week for 45 minutes but may run a few minutes overtime.

Mon, 09/09/2024 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Heated training building and local park
Pet Manners 6 weeks for $325

This 6 week course will teach your dog all that he needs to know to be the envy of your friends. Walking on a loose leash, coming back when called, down without hand signals, no matter what, and respect 101 are all included in this dense course, in addition to training your dog for the veterinarian.  You will learn all that you need to know to have a wonderful dog. Dogs with reactivity are not permitted in this basic obedience class.

Please contact the office at 2505902664 or for more information or to register


Mon, 09/16/2024 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Heated training building and local park
Mon, 09/16/2024 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Heated training building and local park
Puppy Class Junior 5 weeks for $325
(for puppies under fourteen weeks old) This is the most important class that we teach. If you start off right, you can avoid all problems. Puppy class is necessary to get your dog off on the right foot. When you first get a puppy, they all start off perfect. This class is aimed to keep them that way. Puppies should be young to benefit from puppy class. Under thirteen weeks of age is ideal, as puppies learn a maximum amount about socialization up until sixteen weeks, Puppy Class runs for 45 minutes once per week.
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GAME NIGHT (formerly Building Bravery)
A fast paced, active class. A sense of humour and the ability to have fun with your dog is necessary. 4 weeks for $215
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Off Leash Social

For dogs that need to be more comfortable around other dogs. Dogs must have reliable recall as class is off leash after settling in phase. Most classes will be held outside whatever the weather.

4 weeks for $215
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ADVANCED PET MANNERS 6 weeks for $325
This class is for client's that have completed Pet Manners. It will be held entirely in real world locations.
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All the benefits of Growl class but condensed into a 10 week format at a reduced price of $900 + 5% tax. Training will move at a fast pace and homework will be key to your success.
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This condensed 5 week class will move quickly and give you lots of homework. Attendance is vital. This course will teach your dog all that he needs to know to be the envy of your friends. Walking on a loose leash, coming back when called, down without hand signals, no matter what, and respect 101 are all included in this dense course, in addition to training your dog for the veterinarian. You will learn all that you need to know to have a wonderful dog. Dogs with reactivity are not permitted in this basic obedience class. Please contact the office at 2505902664 or for more information or to register
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Monique is excited to be offering a 4 day Bootcamp from Thursday, July 11th to Sunday, July 14th. Training will run from 10am to between 2 and 3pm each day. Your dog will be practicing: . off leash time with other dogs . passerbys with other dogs . sitting sit while life goes on around you and your dog New locations each day throughout Greater Victoria give your dogs lots of learning opportunities. This training is for you and your dog together. There is no dropoff option. The cost is $1200 + tax (1260) for the 4 days. Spots are limited. Call the office at 250-590-2664 or email for more details.
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