About Robin

About Robin

Behavior Consultant

Robin Roy has been training dogs her whole life, starting as a child following her mother, an American Kennel Club obedience judge, around the ring. She started training professionally to keep dogs out of shelters and rescues. Robin’s training methods are positive, dog-friendly techniques that work easily—and help you help your dog. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Pet Professionals Guild, and the West LA Obedience Club. She has volunteered with a number of rescue groups and specializes in rescue dogs. She is a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. She regularly attends professional conferences and workshops and is always learning—especially from her canine colleagues. She longs for a time when all humans appreciate dogs for all they are.

Positive Training for a Perfect Pet

Serving Ventura County

Better Dog Skills

Obedience skills tailored to your dog’s needs at any age.

Easy Manners for Your Dog

Positive, Reward-Based Training.

You Learn, Too!

Behavioral problems, at-home visits for puppies and adults.
Groups classes in Camarillo, Ventura, and Los Angeles.

Easy Manners for Your Dog

Easy Manners for Your Dog

Robin is available for consulting and personal dog training sessions. Contact her for more information.


Puppy Consultation
Details about puppy consultation.


Training Sessions
60/90 minute training sessions.


Choosing the Right Dog
Get help choosing the right dog for you! Robin will even accompany you to the rescue or breeder.


Does your dog need a place to stay while you’re away? Robin provides boarding for dogs who don’t mind cats–-and also can provide board and train. Come back to a better behaved pooch!


COVID-19 Does NOT Mean No Training: Train Online!
Training by video online has always been useful, but now more than ever, using FaceTime or Zoom can help! Most dogs focus better at home, and they often can learn faster without a trainer in the room or other dogs. Let’s help these doggies!
Group Classes, Consultation, etc.

Group Classes, Consultation, etc.

Group classes, consultation, and other useful information.



Some comments from happy dog owners...


When we adopted Rex from the rescue, the people there warned us that what had stopped people from adopting Rex was his unbounded energy. They recommended that we should call Robin Roy when we were ready for some training. After a few days of Rex and his energy, we called Robin to the rescue. When you have three family members with different ideas of what a dog should and shouldn’t do and when you have Rex as that dog, watch out. But when Robin came, Rex just lit up, remembering her from the kennel. After just a few sessions the whole family was on the same program, including Rex. As my daughter always tells me–“show the patience that Robin always showed”–and it works. We now have a very happy, high-energy trained dog. Thank you, Robin!

Annette, Robin & James
Rancho Park, California

She did a great job training my dog Rex who is a rescue. She made me comfortable walking and playing with my dog. I really like Robin, she is really nice and patient.

Annette, Age 9


Yuki and I were able to work with Robin in both puppy kindergarten and novice obedience. She is everything you’d want in a trainer — patient, firm, clear and caring. If you are looking for a trusted advisor on dog behavior, Robin is an ideal choice.

Glendale, California


Robin is great. She gives you honest expectations and is dedicated to helping your dog make it through his/her rough patches. Whenever we felt helpless she was always there to reassure us. We’d recommend her to anyone.

Westwood, California


Robin has a very effective way of combining firmness and kindness, putting humans at ease with understanding boundaries and corrections. She’s a terrific trainer and a wonderful person!

Glendale, California


Dear Dog… thank you for Robin!

Hollywood, California

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My Dog Doesn’t ______ YET

Good stuff. Bad stuff. Our dogs may not do certain things . . . yet. “My puppy doesn’t sit if I ask when there are other dogs around.” “My dog growls at people, but he hasn’t bitten anyone.” “Sheba won’t jump into the car.” “Garfield hasn’t met a person he doesn’t like.” Yet. Our dogs […]

Separation Anxiety Prevention Webinar

Sunday, June 14, 2020 1:00-2:00 PST via Zoom, $10 Our pets are very SPOILED right now, with many humans home so much. Many dogs and cats will have trouble acclimating to life reopening. Even just your going for groceries may be trouble.  The best time to work on separation is actually when you are home […]

Dogs Forgive

Anyone stressed? Raise your paw! The pandemic is affecting our stress levels–subtly or not so subtly. Whether you are feeling worried about what is going on or just overwhelmed by the life changes or you are just busier than ever, you may be stressed. And your dog may be feeling your stress. Subtly or not […]

Having a Puppy during a Pandemic

He’s growing! Physically so much bigger already at twelve weeks old–but that’s the idea, right? Sterling is a Giant Schnauzer. It’s in the name. His dad is one hundred pounds. We’re almost at thirty. On track. Emotionally he is still a tiny baby. Clueless. He’s learned all sorts of words and hand signals, but no […]

Puppy Prep

I had some time before he would arrive. Time to plan, purchase, and ponder. It’s been eight years since a young puppy came into our household, so I had a few moments when I wondered why in the world I would turn our calm life into chaos. But as a trainer friend said with a […]

Fun and Games!

Are you fun? Your dog is. No matter how old, no matter the temperament, your dog is looking for FUN! Want to be the center of your dog’s universe? Bring on the FUN! Having trouble getting the behavior you want? You guessed it: try making the process fun again. For instance, “Down” is Dull: you’re […]

Magical Multiples

What’s better than having a dog? Having two! Often. But not always. I often joke that the solution to many issues is to “just get another dog.” When the humans are already having a tough time, getting a second dog does seem like a huge joke, but that second dog can often make a big […]


Does your dog need a place to stay while you’re away? Robin provides boarding for dogs who don’t mind cats–and also can provide board and train. Come back to a better behaved pooch! Need training but not in Ventura County? Remote training available for $60 per hour. Let’s help these doggies!

Dogs Outdoors

A woman recently asked me for advice on her dogs because they can’t be apart without real separation stress. It turns out they live together outside in the yard all the time! Of course they’re attached to each other. Their humans barely acknowledge their existence. Why? If you don’t have sheep for your dogs to guard, why […]

Furry Sponges Need Friends

A dog recently came to my class who had taken class almost a year ago, and he’d now forgotten that he liked other dogs during the first class. He has not had much nice on-leash socialization since that other class. Now is the time. Wherever your dog is in her skills, wherever you are in your busy […]

New Class Starts February 22

Positive training for a Perfect Pet FUN DOG SKILLS Obedience class tailored to your dog’s needs at any level 6-week class starts  Saturday, February 22, 4-5:00 (no class March 7) held at: Sunstone Park, Ventura (Amethyst and Silver) $150, limit eight dogs Advanced registration required.  E-mail or call for a form:  robin@robinroy.com, 917-921-4567 cell  Robin Roy, […]

Stay HOME During the Worst Week of the Year

At this time of year I’m of course asked about getting dogs to handle the sound of fireworks. You could make some good strides even with only three weeks to go before the big day. Do try desensitizing and counterconditioning: put on a recording of firecracker sounds while your dog is having dinner; keep the […]

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