Meet The Team


Robin is the owner of Robin Bates Dog Training and Education NI I have been a dog trainer and behaviourist for over 15 years, full time. I have in the past trained Airedales for competitive obedience, run boarding kennels and daycare as well as being a dog walker, all giving me valuable experience.

I am a member of “The Association of Pet Dog Trainers” . I was the behaviourist in Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary using positive methods to help the dogs find new homes.

I give talks and seminars as well as run educational courses on Practical Dog Handling, Puppy development, and Canine behaviour and training.

I also run workshops on scentwork, agility for fun, reactive dogs, leadwork and recall, canine enrichment as well as working with puppies and adolescent dogs.

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

Meet The Team Robin Robin


Ashleigh has been working with dogs in many ways with years of experience, Ashleigh works in a veterinary practice, has fostered many dogs and completed courses on Canine Bereavement, Animal Care, Animal Health as well as Practical Dog Handling, Principles of Dog training OVCNNI level3, Puppy Development and first aid.

We are always keen to keep up CPD and education with the team.

Ashleigh teaches puppy classes and does home training.

Ashleigh has four dogs; Dave (pictured), Dudley, Murphy and Winston as well as Ellie the cat.

Meet The Team Ashleigh Ashleigh