About Robin Bates Dog Training

Welcome to Robin Bates Dog Training

A Little Girl and A Puppy

Robin Bates over 21 years has trained an estimated 15,000 dogs and puppies. Robin is a full time professional and has been for 21 years, he has written a book, online courses and taught a dog trainers. Robin has also been on the BBC and has 5star reviews.

Meet the Robin Bates Dog Training Team

Robin Bates

Meet Robin

Robin has been training puppies and dogs for over 15 years and is considered a leading expert in dog behaviour and training. He started training his Airedale terrier, Cassie, in a dog club and after a few years became an instructor. He was later part of the Northern Ireland Obedience Team and competed in Crufts with his Airedale terrier Poppy.

As well as teaching, Robin is also constantly learning new skills and attends courses and conferences. Last year he attended the Woof conference. Robin takes his professional development seriously and is a member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), PPG (Pet Professional Guild), Intodogs, and ISCP (International School for Canine Psychology and Behaviour).

Currently, Robin runs puppy and adult dog training classes in the Ballyclare area as well as specialised classes for scent-work, reactive dogs, and enrichment.

Robin also works on a one-to-one basis to help dogs experiencing behavioural problems and runs an OCN NI Level 3 course “The Principles of Dog Training” alongside fellow behaviourist Sandra Gilliland.

Committed to the welfare of dogs and passionate about their care, Robin has been a dog walker, managed dog kennels and worked in Mid Antrim Animal sanctuary.

Robin is a partner in Gone to the Dogs with Donna Bingham and have a dog training and behaviour centre in Ballyclare as well as Daycare and an enclosed field for exercise and training.

Robin owns Cooper a rescue Collie and Syd the cat.