Dog Training Client Testimonials

Helping dog owners enjoy a great lifelong relationship with their dogs is the goal Robin takes into every private dog training experience. If possible, start out immediately with her puppy training expertise through the Puppy Training Preschool program. If your pooch is beyond the ideal four-month age to participate in preschool, then reach out to Robin about private dog training lessons or a dog board and train option.

Is training with Robin right for you and your dog? Read what others have to say.

I just finished your 5 DVD series on e-collar training and wanted to say thank you. I have a 5 month old lab who has been quick to learn but has recently become more independent minded while in the field and I’ve been worried about his safety for that reason. I was very reluctant to get an e-collar as I remember the ones from 50 years ago that my family had which were only used in a negative way to… Read more “A humane approach to ecollar training”

Kevin Smith
online dog training

Hi Robin, I just finished a training weekend with Greg Doud and you were on my mind the entire weekend. It’s been 1 year since our on line coaching sessions and I can’t thank you enough for helping us. Your knowledge and support were the foundation of our success this year. Rocky and I have worked with passion, love and lots of failures but we are coming through it all with appreciation of each other and I can honestly say… Read more “Angie with Rocky”

Angie Cline

We sent our 5 month old GSP, Bauer, to Robin for her personal 3 week board and train. From the very start, her and her staff were responsive and extremely helpful. They replied to emails in a quick manner and answered every question thoroughly. When we dropped Bauer off, he was dealing with some sensitive gut issues. Not only did Robin train him to be a wonderful puppy, but she helped us transition his diet and get him on a… Read more “Mary Kate with Bauer”

MaryKate Rosenfelder

I quit my job with a plan to section hike the Appalachian Trail. The pandemic hit and I was unable to travel so I got a Brittany puppy named Hank. Hank is energetic and exuberant and loves to chase anything that moves. The summer he was nearing a year old, the Appalachian Trail reopened for backpacking. Hank was not well-trained enough to be a trail dog. Chasing a black bear would not be good for Hank or the bear! I… Read more “Staci and Hank”

Staci Madrola

I have worked with Robin for going on 12yrs. I have owned Labrador Retrievers for the purpose of recreational Waterfowl Sport Dog use. I recently purchased a new Labrador Retriever puppy. He is from strong hunting lines. I knew right away he would be getting all his obedience training with Robin. Drake is a very energetic, busy dog, so needs good obedience to keep his composure.  I also have 2 kids ages 8 (boy) and 10 (girl). My last Labrador… Read more “Travis and Drake”

Travis Beer

I recently attended Robin MacFarlane’s retrieve workshop and wish I had this tool years ago when I was a police K9 officer training the force retrieve. With Robin’s methodology I was able to do in 2 ½ days which use to take me 3-4 weeks using the old method. If anyone wants to learn a better way to train a solid retrieve with their dog contact Robin MacFarlane of That’s My… Read more “Randy Adams”

Randy Adams

Robin — Thank you for challenging me to be the most interesting thing to my dog! Although I came to your fetch workshop expecting to learn a few new tricks, I left with an entire toolkit of skills that are continuing to help me improve my relationship with my dog. It’s incredibly rewarding to see Kona hold her “fetch” because it serves as a little reminder of what we can achieve together with patience, persistence, and perfect… Read more “Amanda Slavin”

Amanda Slavin

Hey Robin, You helped me train my big lab Bruno on the shock collar via email and your DVD just right, and featured me on your blog. Just thought I’d let you know his doing great I don’t even use the collar anymore. Anyways just wanted to let you know I have referred your site and material to a bunch of people at the dog park who were at first hostile towards e-collars and after seeing my dog and seeing… Read more “Stefano Dalla Rosa”

Stefano Dalla Rosa

I attend the retrieve workshop in March 2015 (hosted by Summer Milroy from On The Ball K9 Training). I felt that Robin was an excellent teacher! I am an educator and the teaching techniques that Robin used are the exact techniques I use in the classroom. She gave us a short whole group lesson, then allowed us to practice on our own. The learning was at our own pace and Robin checked in with us to see how we were… Read more “Michelle with Lady”

Michelle with Lady