Testimonials


Owner And Dog Training

I joined Robert Alleyne’s instructor course in (sorry couldnt find exact date). I needed to gain practical experience to add to my Behaviourist qualification.

Robert was very supportive and helped me gain more confidence in a class environment. He has a great sense of humour which helped all the instructors to relax.

Robert encourages all his students to follow their own path in training.

Lorraine

I just wanted to say I had the most amazing time on your Instructors Course, I learnt so much. I have already started to use the training techniques from the course. Thank you for all you support and guidance during the course it has made me a better instructor.
On a personal note, I now also feel so much more confident in standing up in front of the class and running an exercise or even the whole full class.

Thanks again

Barry

A big thank you for sorting out Cleo’s problems.After spending nearly 2yrs at Battersea Dogs Home the last thing l wanted to do was to have to take her back,(Mind you l would never have done that!)
It is reasurring that with the right advice and support, these behavioural problems can be resolved.
Cleo is now a dog anyone would be proud to own.

Once again Rob, l cant thank you enough, keep up the good work

Lesley

I cannot recommend Robert highly enough. From the initial consultation through to the home visit, assessment and practical training Robert put us at ease. With a friendly yet still highly professional approach Robert has been a pleasure to work with. I feel very comfortable discussing any training issues or queries with Robert and I never feel embarrassed to ask what might seem like a silly question. Both my dogs have come on tremendously since working with Robert. The mix of both behavioural advice and practical training is ideal.

Claire

I originally met Robert Alleyne in late November 2012 when I enrolled my very young puppy, a Parson Russell Terrier, in his Monday night dog training class. I did extensive research into which
was the best dog training class in London and his name kept coming up. I went to visit his class a week before picking up my new dog and was so impressed that I signed up on the spot.

I live in North West London and am surrounded by dog training clubs. Robert’s class is in South East London, so couldn’t be further away. Despite the hour plus journey I had to make each
week, I was convinced that this was where I was going to receive the best instruction.

The pet dog training I received gave me an excellent foundation and a year later I was heavily involved in the dog sports of agility, flyball and dock dogs Because of the good early start I received at Robert’s school, I got bitten by the dog training bug and was often seen in the local park teaching my dog some new thing.

It wasn’t long before people started to approach me and ask if I would train their dog for them. So two years after completing Robert’s pet dog training class, I enrolled on his12 week dog
training instructor course which I have now completed. Robert is an excellent teacher and has the added advantage of being both a dog trainer and a behaviour consultant, so can really get underneath any training issues students may have with a particular dog.

I also believe Robert has a far greater concern for the welfare of dogs than many other trainers out there, so will only teach what really works. A blessing in a world full of theoretical dog training techniques that often don’t really do the job.

In addition to the Thursday evening course, Robert holds what he calls Education Days for his instructors. One of these was held at his house where we watched videos of other trainers working and discussed what we thought worked well and what didn’t. This was great, as Robert likes to get you thinking for yourself rather than just following instructions by rote without any real deep understanding.

Another day was spent at the amazing Medical Detection Dog Centre near Milton Keynes, where we learnt how they teach their dogs to detect cancer, alert diabetes sufferers of poor blood sugar levels and warn those with nut allergies not to go in that room, because someone in there ate a peanut butter sandwich some 24 hours earlier and it’s still on his breath.

If you want to be a dog trainer I urge you to take Robert Alleyne’s instructor course. In a country where more dogs die because of behaviour problems than due to illness, it is up to us as instructors to stop this happening. We can only do this if we learn to do our job properly and to teach dog owners the most effective methods for training their friend. Not enough dog trainers are doing this. Don’t be one of them.

Angus

I did Rob’s instructor course from November 2013 until March 2014. Through the duration of the course, my confidence grew week by week. I learnt a lot in helping the owners learn along with their dogs, and it was great to watch their progress. After the class, we always had a discussion, which was beneficial in analysing/understanding how the evening had gone. Definitely a course worthwhile doing.

Anna

Having met Robert about 6 years ago, I had heard him talk about possibly setting up a dog training instructors course. As soon as I heard it was running a few years later I signed up immediately – Rob’s advice for my dog walking business had been spot on, so I knew the course would be good.

The course is set indoors, so weather can’t stop training. Nerves of course can be an issue, but Rob understands and the course is set up to build confidence in every way. We were taught all the basic exercises, the why and the how and then how to teach these to owners, all reward based training with food and toys. We also learn about lesson planning so we can be realistic about how much to train in each session.

We were working with members of the public and their dogs, which is actually quite rare in a learning environment and it really makes a big difference in confidence levels. We learn how to work with people from all walks of life, with different motivation levels and abilities, and help them to train dogs of different breeds and ages. If things don’t go quite right Rob is there to help us work out the solutions ourselves, under his expert guidance.

After training with Rob I set up my own group classes and ran them successfully for 18 months, until ill health meant I had to shut down. Rob kindly visited while I was training a class to give me very valuable feedback so support wasn’t suddenly withdrawn after the course was over. I still use the techniques he taught me in my 121 training sessions. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to be a dog training instructor as being extremely valuable experience.

Linda

Robert Alleyne’s Trainee Instructors’ course is unique.
It’s a ‘rolling’ course where first you observe other trainees carry out the class, under the guidance of Robert. Then gradually you are eased into instructing, supported by him along the way. By the end of the course having the ability to fully instruct a class of pet owners the basic essential training that pet dogs need.
You learn the theory first and then you have the invaluable experience of putting it to practical use. Furthermore, there is an appraisal after every class to consider how to improve each week plus the opportunity to attend an Education Day one weekend. You won’t find this anywhere else.
Robert is a leading figure in the world of dog training. He has a huge amount of knowledge of canine behaviour and dog training experience which he is generous to share on his course. I feel privileged to be learning from Robert and would highly recommend his course to other dog enthusiasts and budding dog trainers.

Katy

I attended Robert Alleyne’s Instructors course in 2012. I had been instructing at a dog club for several years at this point, however, I found out a fair bit about my instructing skills on this course. The course enables you to analyse the way you teach, gives you a chance to learn new ways of teaching and equally gives you a chance to observe others teaching. At the end of each lesson we were given the chance to discuss ideas, listen to critiques about our own teaching skills and debate with Rob himself about why he teaches the way he does. I found the course very enjoyable and extremely beneficial in furthering my work with pet dog owners.

Alexis

Just to let you know I had a party at my house and was quite nervous at first as I had invited around 50 people over !!!! But was a good test for Romeo. I couldn’t believe it, nor could my guests, he was so well behaved. He didn’t growl or bark once, he happily wandered around everyone, sometimes sniffing around peoples feet to find myself or Lev as there were so people there. People that had only seen romeo once before were like “oh my god” as they were waiting for some kind of reaction from him. I’m really really impressed with him .
Thank you so much.

Sherry & Romeo

Instructor Courses

I joined Robert Alleyne’s instructor course in (sorry couldnt find exact date). I needed to gain practical experience to add to my Behaviourist qualification.

Robert was very supportive and helped me gain more confidence in a class environment. He has a great sense of humour which helped all the instructors to relax.

Robert encourages all his students to follow their own path in training.

Lorraine

I just wanted to say I had the most amazing time on your Instructors Course, I learnt so much. I have already started to use the training techniques from the course. Thank you for all you support and guidance during the course it has made me a better instructor.
On a personal note, I now also feel so much more confident in standing up in front of the class and running an exercise or even the whole full class.

Thanks again

Barry

A big thank you for sorting out Cleo’s problems.After spending nearly 2yrs at Battersea Dogs Home the last thing l wanted to do was to have to take her back,(Mind you l would never have done that!)
It is reasurring that with the right advice and support, these behavioural problems can be resolved.
Cleo is now a dog anyone would be proud to own.

Once again Rob, l cant thank you enough, keep up the good work

Lesley

I cannot recommend Robert highly enough. From the initial consultation through to the home visit, assessment and practical training Robert put us at ease. With a friendly yet still highly professional approach Robert has been a pleasure to work with. I feel very comfortable discussing any training issues or queries with Robert and I never feel embarrassed to ask what might seem like a silly question. Both my dogs have come on tremendously since working with Robert. The mix of both behavioural advice and practical training is ideal.

Claire

I originally met Robert Alleyne in late November 2012 when I enrolled my very young puppy, a Parson Russell Terrier, in his Monday night dog training class. I did extensive research into which
was the best dog training class in London and his name kept coming up. I went to visit his class a week before picking up my new dog and was so impressed that I signed up on the spot.

I live in North West London and am surrounded by dog training clubs. Robert’s class is in South East London, so couldn’t be further away. Despite the hour plus journey I had to make each
week, I was convinced that this was where I was going to receive the best instruction.

The pet dog training I received gave me an excellent foundation and a year later I was heavily involved in the dog sports of agility, flyball and dock dogs Because of the good early start I received at Robert’s school, I got bitten by the dog training bug and was often seen in the local park teaching my dog some new thing.

It wasn’t long before people started to approach me and ask if I would train their dog for them. So two years after completing Robert’s pet dog training class, I enrolled on his12 week dog
training instructor course which I have now completed. Robert is an excellent teacher and has the added advantage of being both a dog trainer and a behaviour consultant, so can really get underneath any training issues students may have with a particular dog.

I also believe Robert has a far greater concern for the welfare of dogs than many other trainers out there, so will only teach what really works. A blessing in a world full of theoretical dog training techniques that often don’t really do the job.

In addition to the Thursday evening course, Robert holds what he calls Education Days for his instructors. One of these was held at his house where we watched videos of other trainers working and discussed what we thought worked well and what didn’t. This was great, as Robert likes to get you thinking for yourself rather than just following instructions by rote without any real deep understanding.

Another day was spent at the amazing Medical Detection Dog Centre near Milton Keynes, where we learnt how they teach their dogs to detect cancer, alert diabetes sufferers of poor blood sugar levels and warn those with nut allergies not to go in that room, because someone in there ate a peanut butter sandwich some 24 hours earlier and it’s still on his breath.

If you want to be a dog trainer I urge you to take Robert Alleyne’s instructor course. In a country where more dogs die because of behaviour problems than due to illness, it is up to us as instructors to stop this happening. We can only do this if we learn to do our job properly and to teach dog owners the most effective methods for training their friend. Not enough dog trainers are doing this. Don’t be one of them.

Angus

I did Rob’s instructor course from November 2013 until March 2014. Through the duration of the course, my confidence grew week by week. I learnt a lot in helping the owners learn along with their dogs, and it was great to watch their progress. After the class, we always had a discussion, which was beneficial in analysing/understanding how the evening had gone. Definitely a course worthwhile doing.

Anna

Having met Robert about 6 years ago, I had heard him talk about possibly setting up a dog training instructors course. As soon as I heard it was running a few years later I signed up immediately – Rob’s advice for my dog walking business had been spot on, so I knew the course would be good.

The course is set indoors, so weather can’t stop training. Nerves of course can be an issue, but Rob understands and the course is set up to build confidence in every way. We were taught all the basic exercises, the why and the how and then how to teach these to owners, all reward based training with food and toys. We also learn about lesson planning so we can be realistic about how much to train in each session.

We were working with members of the public and their dogs, which is actually quite rare in a learning environment and it really makes a big difference in confidence levels. We learn how to work with people from all walks of life, with different motivation levels and abilities, and help them to train dogs of different breeds and ages. If things don’t go quite right Rob is there to help us work out the solutions ourselves, under his expert guidance.

After training with Rob I set up my own group classes and ran them successfully for 18 months, until ill health meant I had to shut down. Rob kindly visited while I was training a class to give me very valuable feedback so support wasn’t suddenly withdrawn after the course was over. I still use the techniques he taught me in my 121 training sessions. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to be a dog training instructor as being extremely valuable experience.

Linda

Robert Alleyne’s Trainee Instructors’ course is unique.
It’s a ‘rolling’ course where first you observe other trainees carry out the class, under the guidance of Robert. Then gradually you are eased into instructing, supported by him along the way. By the end of the course having the ability to fully instruct a class of pet owners the basic essential training that pet dogs need.
You learn the theory first and then you have the invaluable experience of putting it to practical use. Furthermore, there is an appraisal after every class to consider how to improve each week plus the opportunity to attend an Education Day one weekend. You won’t find this anywhere else.
Robert is a leading figure in the world of dog training. He has a huge amount of knowledge of canine behaviour and dog training experience which he is generous to share on his course. I feel privileged to be learning from Robert and would highly recommend his course to other dog enthusiasts and budding dog trainers.

Katy

I attended Robert Alleyne’s Instructors course in 2012. I had been instructing at a dog club for several years at this point, however, I found out a fair bit about my instructing skills on this course. The course enables you to analyse the way you teach, gives you a chance to learn new ways of teaching and equally gives you a chance to observe others teaching. At the end of each lesson we were given the chance to discuss ideas, listen to critiques about our own teaching skills and debate with Rob himself about why he teaches the way he does. I found the course very enjoyable and extremely beneficial in furthering my work with pet dog owners.

Alexis

Just to let you know I had a party at my house and was quite nervous at first as I had invited around 50 people over !!!! But was a good test for Romeo. I couldn’t believe it, nor could my guests, he was so well behaved. He didn’t growl or bark once, he happily wandered around everyone, sometimes sniffing around peoples feet to find myself or Lev as there were so people there. People that had only seen romeo once before were like “oh my god” as they were waiting for some kind of reaction from him. I’m really really impressed with him .
Thank you so much.

Sherry & Romeo