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Robin's method of training taught me how to bond with our dog and help relieve her fears by recognizing and desensitizing triggers. She demonstrates how to reward the dog with treats on walks fraught with cyclists, joggers, other dogs, and noisy vehicles, giving me a system for heading off lunging and growling behavior. I saw a tremendous improvement in our dog in five sessions and now have a practical routine for continuing the training work. I highly recommend Robin and her warm, insightful approach to dog training!Mar 4, 2018Verified
Our dog Attie came from a rescue organization, & before that she'd been physically abused. This caused her to become inordinately terrified of all humans (especially men) & literally only wanted to cower in a corner. It was heartbreaking to see her jump at noises & the slightest movement. She would piddle & tremble all the time. After a few months working with Robin, Attie has become more confident & brave & taken on other "normal" dog characteristics. Robin gave us great exercises & tips to help Attie use her brain to think naturally instead of resorting to fear. Robin's specialized Bond Based Choice training is ideal for this particular situation, because it revolves around positive reinforcement. Attie has made amazing progress in the past several months, & we have Robin to thank for so much of it!May 1, 2017Verified
Robin has been training us and our very active and loving German Short Haired Pointer since we got her 2.5 years ago. She now has about 12 - 15 commands under her belt, or collar. She is great with kids, other dogs, and strangers. In fact, she is on the 'approved playlist' at her day care where she also goes twice a week! We think Robin's positive training (of us and our GSP) is a large part of the reason she has turned out so trusting and loving. There is still work to do, but we enjoy the training with our dog and with Robin.Mar 7, 2016
Robin is a highly intuitive and skilled dog trainer. She loves dogs and dogs love her. She is gentle in her approach, and it is highly successful. Robin is not only wonderful with her dog clients, she is equally loved by the dog parents. She has a great sense of humor and patiently teaches mom and dad how to treat their four-legged kids.Mar 10, 2016
Dog Training - Group Lessons
We are attending a beginner puppy class with Robin and she is very knowledgeable and encouraging. She is all about positive reenforcement and helping the puppy to want to do what we are teaching them. We receive written materials every class covering the lessons practiced in class. She helps individually practice each new skill in class and works with our puppies to solve any specific struggle they may have with that skill. Our boy wags his tail and can't take his eyes off Robin as soon as she starts working with him. She is clearly a puppy whisperer! It is a very friendly and supportive class - there are no harsh techniques. It is very humane and also very effective. Our wild pup learned to sit on command the first class and now 3 weeks later sits and lays down with just hand signals and walks oh so peacefully on leash. He "stays" while waiting for his meals and has learned to "leave it" and "drop it." Admittedly he needs more practice on this last skill, but given that he is only 6 months old - that is not surprising. I highly recommend taking this class with Robin and your puppy.Apr 4, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge hourly so that you have flexibility in scheduling and are not locked into a set number pa packaged lessons. Some dogs learn faster than other and some issues are resolved more quickly. Let's customize and prioritize your needs and get the issues resolved!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First, I like to have a free, detailed phone conversation on what your goals are and to gather information about your dog. Next, we establish precisely how to accomplish those goals using the most up to date scientific teaching canine methodology.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am trained in Canine Behavior and Force Free Teaching Methods as well as the newest Bond-Based Choice Teaching (TM) Method. I continually attend conferences and do research on the canine brain, canines in medicine, canine training/teaching practices and behavior modification. I am a member of APDT and FACT(Force-Free Alliance of Charlotte Trainers) and PPG Summit Attendee. I give seminars on dog training, dogs for handicapped recipients, behavioral issues, and Bond-Based Choice Teaching (TM).