Meet The Team


Robin is the owner of Robin Bates Dog Training and Education NI and has been a dog trainer and behaviourist for over 15 years. 

Robin started at a dog club with his own dog and became an instructor after a few years and was in the Northern Ireland Obedience Team with his Airedale terrier Poppy. 

Robin is a member of the APDT Association of Pet Dog Trainers. As well as a Doggone Safe and DogNostics Career Centre Dog Bite Prevention Educator.

In the past Robin was a dog walker, helped run a successful boarding kennels and worked for Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary helping with training rescue dogs.

Currently, Robin runs puppy classes, training classes for older dogs and some specialised classes.

He also offers one to one training and behavioural consultation and teaches accredited OCN NI courses alongside behaviourist Sandra Gilliland. The accredited courses are for people with a professional or personal interest on Canine behaviour and training.

He owns 3 dogs, Maggie a lurcher, Bill a lab collie cross and Jake a yorkie, all rescues and oh yes Syd the cat..