Monique Anstee, in Victoria, BC

Monique Anstee, Certified Dog Training Instructor through North American Dog Obedience Instructors

I am a Nationally Ranked Dog-Trainer and Competitor, with the Canadian Kennel Club.   I have been training since I could walk.  

I have  lived with and loved 15 different breeds to basic and advanced competition titles and national placements. Currently I have over 65 working titles on my dogs, with multiple High in Trials, and National top-ten group placements on almost every dog. Basil was top three Herding, and number One Tervuren in Canada in 2011.  I have become known for my ability to 'fix' quirky temperaments, build bravery, for my understanding of herding breeds, and my ability to build drive.

Media Releases

  • Appeared on Cesar Milan for an Obedience Demo with Basil in front of 7000 locals!
  • Expert for Times Columnist article for November, 2008
  • Regular appearances on C-Fax 1070, discussing all aspects of dogs and training.
  • Our Facebook Page has 23,000 readers (as of July 1 2023)
  • A-Channel News, featuring my Training Camp with Children,  2006
  • Shaw TV made a feature on my Training Camp with Children – 2007
  • National Coverage in the Daily Newspapers, such as the Times Columnist, on Children’s Camp and the benefits for both children and dogs – 2006
  • Interviewed for Dogs and Christmas article, featured in the Times Columnist Daily Newspaper, 2006
  • Article in Dog Sport Magazine, on Leading your Pack

Seminars Given

  • For every seminar I have done, I have been asked back for a repeat
  • Dog Trainer´s Seminar on Aggression, 5 days June 2010 and again in 2012
  • Dog Trainer´s Seminar on Aggression, 5 days, November 2010 - Whitehorse, Alberta
  • Southern Vancouver Island Family Childcare Association - Keep Your Children Safe, Recognizing Body Language in Dogs, 2009
  • Boot Camp - VIctoria, 2009, and twice in 2010, three in 2012,  three in 2014, three in 2015
  • Aggression Seminar, Duncan, 2009
  • Competition Obedience for the Australian Shepherd Club of Canada, 2009
  • Pushy Dog Seminar, Duncan, 2009
  • Aggression Seminar - Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008
  • Canadian Police Canine Association – Instructor at Spring Symposium, on Control and Positive Reinforcement – Spring 2008
  • Nanaimo Aggression Seminar – 2008
  • Victoria Fear Seminar – 2008
  • Victoria Aggression Camp for five days – 2008
  • Comox, British Columbia Aggression Seminar – 2008
  • Citizen Canine Symposium- Clicker Training - 2007
  • Prince George Aggression Seminar – 2007
  • Denver, Colorado Aggression Privates – 2006
  • Whitehorse Aggression Seminar – 2006
  • Whitehorse Aggression Seminar – 2005


  • Author of As A Dog Thinketh, published by Touchwood publishing
  • University of Calgary - Bachelor of General Studies, minor in Psychology
  • Completed courses in cognitive psychology, Behaviour Modification, adult learning, behaviour management and many other applicable courses
  • Mentored under Sylvia Bishop. Have attended 30 of her seminars to date, including two week-long camps in England. While Sylvia is known for her competitive obedience, and for being the most winning person in the world, this sells her short. She is an incredible teacher, in all aspects of dogs, including behaviour work.
  • Trained with Peter Scherk in Germany 2012, 2013, twice in 2014, and twice in 2015, 2016, 2017 twice, 2023
  • Trained with Mia Skogster from Finland in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019 2023
  • First Canadian to represent Canada at the WORLD CUP OF OBEDIENCE at Crufts, England in 2010
  • Represented Canada at FCI IPO Worlds in Switzerland, with Reggie in 2015
  • Over 55 working titles to date, on an Italian Greyhound, American Pitbull Terriers, Airedale Terrier, Golden Retriever, Belgian Tervuren, Irish Terrier and two German Shepherd Dogs
  • Second Canadian OTCH Italian Greyhound, with a high score of 199.5
  • National Group Placements (obedience) on the my American Staffordshire Terrier, Italian Greyhound, Irish Terrier, and Belgian, 
  • Have agility, tracking, Rally-O, Field, Schutzhund and Conformation titles on numerous breeds
  • Owned and trained a Feral Dog
  • Brenda Aloff Aggression Seminars, in 2005, 2006 and 2007


Non Dog Experience

  • The Naughty Dogge Behaviour Modification Inc, Director and Head Trainer, 1996 to Present
  • Wrote and taught behaviour modification programs for staff to administrate to Special Needs adults
  • Worked within schools with special needs children; specializing in social-disorders
  • Supervisory experience
  • Worked with, and rehabilitated severely aggressive children
  • Worked with numerous behavioural and mental disorders in both humans and dogs