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 your 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 Training and 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)

Would you like 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, from the comfort of your own home, and can 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 and 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 to assess the situation and provide a solution? Or would you simply prefer some foundation training in your own environment instead of attending a class?

Check out our one-to-one behavioural visits.

We offer:

- allocated slots each week in which we can come to your home

-or if you are at a distance you can book instead a one to one virtual consultation via our Calendly appointment link

come to our premises in Ballyclare depending on your preference).

Please contact us via the contact form on our website to learn more.

Adolescent/Adult Dog

5-week indoor Adult Dog Training classes

Do you have an adult dog (over 6 months) that has become an adolescent, a rescued dog, an older dog, or a dog who missed out on puppy training? Would you like to teach them some foundation exercises or refresh their previous training in a small class environment (max 8) while also helping them with socialisation? Our face to face Adult Dog Training classes are ideal. Check out dates and availability of our 5-week courses (suitable for dogs from 6 months onward) 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 you are unable to attend face to face classes because of the nature of your job/health/where you are located or simply for convenience. The content is available via an online platform (mixture of video tutorials and notes) which means you can follow at your own pace 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 dog and help them emerge into adulthood. We build on exercises such as coming back when called, catching your puppy, walking on a loose lead and 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 adult dog (separation anxiety, aggression, fears or phobias) and prefer that we come to your home to assess the situation and provide a solution? Or would you simply prefer some foundation training in your own environment instead of attending a class? 

Check out our one-to-one behavioural visits.We offer:

- allocated slots each week in which we can come to your home

-or if you are at a distance you can book instead a one to one virtual consultation via our Calendly appointment link

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 you are unable to attend face to face classes because of the nature of your job/health/where you are located or simply for convenience. 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 how 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’.

Robin Bates

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 a 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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