Robin MacFarlane

In-person and Online Dog Training

Robin improves the relationship people have with their dogs. She combines 30 years of training experience with her background in biology and animal health care to help owners and their companions live more harmoniously together. Thousands of dogs and their owners have benefited from her exceptional teaching skills and supportive coaching.

If you are ready to start training and enjoy more adventures with your dog, you’re in the right place!

Full Bio

Online Dog Training Courses

Virtual Dog Training

Puppy Training

Virtual Training

The early weeks of a puppy’s development are critical to long-term good manners and polite social behavior. Start housebreaking, limit puppy -biting and other nuisance behavior. Teach your puppy to calmly accept being in a crate and sleep through the night. Plus so much more...

Ecollar Training

Basic Obedience

Robin's Ecollar training video series provides off leash freedom for your dog and peace of mind for you! Robin’s step by step approach is easy to understand and easy to replicate.

One of the best things about the dog profession are the friends you make along the way.

Sean is a former K9 handler/sergeant. He and I meet in 2005. 

Recently he and his wife were traveling through Iowa so reached out and we were able to meet up.

One of the many bonding things that happens when dogs are a big part of your life! 😍

#beyourdogshero #policek9 #malinois
If you missed it, you missed out on a lot!! 
Advanced Ecademy course is open to any of my former students. 

So much learning, training and fun!
All the things training a dog should be. 🐶🐾😊
First day with new students in my Ecademy course for professional dog trainers.

The 11 month old Beagle getting a start on her education. 1st day of school! 

This is what the dog’s response looks like when you understand how to ecollar conditioning. 

Within a very short amount of time the dog understands the game of hot/cold, pressure on/pressure off.

Understanding = a confident response and a positive association with the tool.

Off leash freedom is in this pups near future!
There is always enough time to train the dog.

You can train when you walk.🚶‍♂️

Or

Train when you feed. 🍖

Or

Train when you play. 🎾

Or train when you’re waiting for the coffee to perk. ☕️

It doesn’t have to be lengthy. It doesn’t have to be the same time each day. It just needs to happen. 

A little at a time. A few minutes of focused attention sprinkled into the daily routine adds up. 

Take 30 seconds and start. 🐶
Need a little help housebreaking your new pup? Or maybe you’ve adopted an adult dog and discovered they weren’t fully trained to potty only outside.
 
Then good news, I have a Free mini-course for you! 

Drop the comment: “no more accidents” and I’ll DM it to you. 

#puppyhousetraining #puppies #housetraining #dogtraining
These two siblings got started training yesterday.

They are six years old and haven’t been able to be trusted off leash. Super nice dogs but they need some reliable obedience skills.

We are choosing to do some ecollar training so we can expedite the process and allow them the experience of off leash freedom fairly soon.

Stay tuned because I am going to bet this pair will be running, romping and enjoying new liberties in a few short weeks! 🐾 

If you would like to learn more about ecollar training, DM me or see the 🔗 in bio for an easy to understand and systematic approach to using the fabulous tool.
This cutie is learning to recall to a whistle cue. It is helping him to come when called as he heads off to visit when the neighbors dogs are out. 🐾

He is also learning to not bolt out the door! That is a key skill that is going to keep him safer through his lifetime.

Starting early to teach your puppy some basic rules around your home makes life a lot easier down the road. They are easy clay to mold when you start training at 8-12 weeks of age.

Don’t delay training “until they are older”. Start now and prevent bad habits from getting engrained!

See 🔗 in bio for more Puppy Training help. 🐶
These two. 😍
It’s usually calm on this part of the Mississippi...not today and Gimli wasn’t sure what to make of it. 

Got his courage up and went in without any coaxing from me.

Building confidence in your pup as they mature is one of the best things you can do to develop a resilient dog. 

Good boy Gim. 🐾

Work With Robin In Person

In-Person Dog Training

Dog Training

Robin offers private lessons and board and train programs to a few select dogs and their owners each year. Her programs are best suited to pet owners that want a bigger life with their dog. If you are an active person or outdoor enthusiast that wants a canine companion by your side in the adventure of life, reach out to Robin for program availability.

Train the Trainer

Robin’s Train the Trainer program is the perfect balance of achieving greater success with dogs, clients, and your business. Dog trainers looking to advance their skill set in order to help more people and their pets, should sign up for the next Ecademy Train the Trainer session. Robin’s coaching has helped trainers from around the world take their businesses to the next level!

Dog Camp

Three days to an improved relationship with your dog! Dog Camp is the ultimate immersive experience for pet owners. Together with Robin you will train, play, practice social skills, and create lasting structure to have the outstanding companion you deserve!