About Robin Bates

Robin Bates Training classes take place in venues across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and offer positive reward training for puppies and dogs. With years of experience, our expert trainers will ensure you build a long-lasting and good relationship with your dog - the welfare and happiness of your dog is our focus. 

Not sure which class is right for you?

You love our dog and want the best for it don't you? All of us at Robin Bates Dog Training are committed to animal welfare too and we want to make sure what we are offering is right for your dog and its development needs at the time.

What are you looking for? We have different services which you can book dependent on the age of your pet: 

Puppy

Have you recently bought a puppy and want to make sure you give it the best care and the attention it deserves?

5-week indoor Puppy socialisation classes

Want to help your puppy socialise with others (see more details below) in a small learning class environment face to face with a group of dog owners and their pets (max 8). Check out dates and availability of our 5 week indoor Puppy socialisation classes (suitable for puppies from 2nd vaccination up to 25 weeks) in a location convenient to you, by following the link below ‘book a class’.

Online Happy Puppy course (from 8 to 20 weeks)

Want to learn the skills to help your puppy socialise with others but because of the nature of your job/health/where you are located you can't attend face to face classes? Or you want to learn some skills before your puppy has its 2nd vaccination and is able to attend face to face classes? Then check out our online Happy Puppy course. The content is available via an online platform (mixture of video tutorials and notes) which means you can follow at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home and go back to the online videos as often as you need.

There are 5 modules with up to 45 videos and we cover the challenges you face as an owner of a puppy. We build on exercises such as coming back when called, catching your puppy, walking on a loose lead, toilet training and each module has a specific enrichment tip.

A preview of this course is available by following the link below ‘Read More’.

Tailored one to one support

Are you experiencing certain behavioural issues with your puppy (separation anxiety, aggression, fears or phobias) and prefer that we come to your home and assess your environment, exactly what the problem is and provide a solution? Check out our one-to-one behavioral visits (we offer so many slots a week in which we can come to your home or you can come to our premises in Ballyclare depending on your preference). You can read more here and please contact us via the contact form on our website to learn more.

Adolescent/Older Dog

5-week indoor Dog Training classes

Have you an older dog over 6 months that has become an adolescent, is a rescued dog, an older dog or is an untrained dog who missed out on puppy training or would like to brush up on their training and prefer to do it in a small class environment face to face with a group of dog owners and their pets (max 8). Check out dates and availability of our 5 week indoor Dog Training classes (suitable for dogs from 6 months) in a location convenient to you, by following the link below ‘book a class’.

Online Adolescent Dog Training course (dogs from 20 weeks)

Has your puppy become a terrible teen, or have you re-homed an older dog and would like to do some training? Teach your adolescent dog (from 20 weeks) all the essential skills it needs from the comfort of your home. Our online Adolescent course is for you if because of the nature of your job/health/where you are located you cant attend face to face classes. The content is available via an online platform (mixture of video tutorials and notes) which means you can follow at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home and go back to the online videos as often as you need.

There are 3 modules with up to 45 videos and we give you practical exercises and advice to cover the challenges you face as an owner of an adolescent and to make sure you both can emerge into adulthood happy! We build on exercises such as coming back when called, catching your puppy, walking on a loose lead, toilet training and each module has a specific enrichment tip.

A preview of this course is available by following the link below ‘Read More’.

Tailored one to one support

Are you experiencing certain behavioural issues with your adolescent or older dog (separation anxiety, aggression, fears and phobias) and prefer that we come to your home and assess your environment, exactly what the problem is and provide a solution? Check out our one-to-one behavioral visits (we offer so many slots a week in which we can come to your home, or you can come to our premises in Ballyclare depending on your preference). You can read more here and please contact us via the contact form on our website to learn more.

Golden Oldie

Online Golden Oldies Dog Training course

Do you have an older dog in its twilight years but would still like to do some gentle training to enhance its quality of life? Our Golden Oldies online course is for you if because of the nature of your job/health/where you are located you can't attend face to face classes. Access the course content via an online platform (mixture of video tutorials and notes) which means you can follow at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home and go back to the online videos as often as you need.

There are up to 9 videos and in each lesson, we will build and cover the challenges you face as an owner of an older dog and to make sure you are giving it the maximum quality of life. Topics include observing and checking your dog's health (weight/cognitive dysfunction, Arthritis) behaviour and home environment and there are also specific enrichment tips.

A preview of this course is available by following the link below ‘Read More’.

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Become a Trainer

Have you always wanted to own your business? Do you love working with animals? Then joining Robin Bates Dog Training could be for you! We offer flexible working hours and the opportunity to build a business with our packages and support. Robin Bates Dog Training is a team of supported and professional network of dog trainers. If interested why not check out the link below 'become a trainer' for more information and see the franchising options we have available in your area.

Dog Biscuits

We know you love dogs as much as we do so if you want treats, grooming products, toys and/or supplements you can also purchase these directly from our online shop and get them delivered straight to your door. Discover what we have on offer by following the link

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