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 the learning and love that 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.

$125

Puppy Consultation
Details about puppy consultation.

$85

Training Sessions
60/90 minute training sessions.

$45

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

Group Classes, Consultation, etc.

Group classes, consultation, and other useful information.

Testimonials

Testimonials

Some comments from happy dog owners...

Rex

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

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.

Laurie
Glendale, California

Limca

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.

Supriya
Westwood, California

Ringo

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!

Rufino
Glendale, California

Emme

Dear Dog… thank you for Robin!

Nurit
Hollywood, California

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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 […]

Boarding

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 November 2

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, November 2, 4-5:00, no class Thanksgiving weekend 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 […]

Stay Social

How do you create a dog who doesn’t prefer being on his phone to actual interaction with other dogs? We all talk about whether humans communicate effectively these days. How do you keep your dog communicating well with others? Trainers often see fantastic puppies graduate from puppy kindergarten and then come back to class nine […]

How to Stop Barking 101

Barking is so natural and useful, and you’re not always home when your dog is barking—so asking your her to “Shush” on cue will take some practice. After all, sometimes you want her to alert you. Remember, too, that some dogs bark out of anxiety, especially when you first leave home. Try a filled Kong […]

Cure Cabin Fever!

Brrr! Need some inside activities during this cold, snowy, rainy winter? Pepper says, “YES, PLEASE!” “Find It”: Hide a particular toy and ask your dog to find it. Make the game easy at first! Leave it so he can see a little of it. Use the same toy each time at first so he learns […]

Resolve for Fun!

‘Tis resolution season, of course. Lots of diets are happening; yoga classes are crowded. How many people resolve to add more fun into their lives? Good idea, right? And one of the easiest ways to make your life fun is by making your dog’s life fun! Resolve to take your dog somewhere new! Take a dog vacation […]

Dogs on Paper

Nope, we’re not talking today about dogs eliminating on paper.  Sometimes clients call with situations that on paper don’t seem like the best scenarios. Adopting a territorial, resource-guarding dog from a shelter to live with a fifteen-year-old dog who doesn’t like other dogs: sounds like a bad idea on paper until you meet the two […]

Times Change

We’re so lucky when dogs live long lives, and senior dogs can be the best dogs ever. It can be hard to remember how our senior was a dozen years ago. Dogs change–and dog training and dog products have changed in the past dozen years, too. More than ever before, humans are discovering the benefits […]

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