“I believe that dogs young and old can be trained using kind and positive methods.”

Based in Northern Ireland, dog trainer Robin Bates is a Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK (MAPDT 00775) and is committed to solving canine behaviour and training problems and also teaching dog owners and people working in the dog industry good dog training practices using reward based training and positive reinforcement. These force-free methods have been scientifically proven to have a long lasting effect and are the most successful training methods for dog and owner, and keep the welfare and happiness of the dog and safety of the owner as main priorities. These methods also help to help to build relationships between dogs and owners in a fun and positive way. Robin offers one-to-one home visits for dog behaviour and training problems, dog training courses, he is the Northern Ireland Regional Manager for Puppy School and a Puppy School, tutor, and offers educational workshops on various canine areas. He also runs Open College Network Northern Ireland accredited courses for people who work or want to work in the dog industry.