"Robyn’s 6-week puppy obedience class was a lot of fun and very helpful in getting us off on the right foot with some training basics. The course was extremely well-organized and thorough, firmly grounded in positive behavior reinforcement. Robyn is positive, professional, and endlessly patient. I recommend her and her behavior consultations, as well. She really knows her stuff."
Wendy and "Belle"
"Robyn did a great job with our dog Obi. He was starting to become reactive to people (barking at them) when we would walk him in our neighborhood. She gave us tools to work with and yesterday we passed many people and several dogs and he did not bark once. While he is not "cured", we are able to manage and train his behavior which has made life much less stressful. She was very knowledgeable and specific as to what we needed to do. I would highly recommend her."
Kathy and "Obi"
"What an incredible job you did teaching not just the puppies, but educating their owners. Without your knowledge, we would have been a large class of playful, out of control puppies, whose owners were more nervous than their pups. By the end, we had a large group of well-educated owners and well-trained puppies... It was wonderful to watch the transformation and it brought a lot of joy to everyone who attended...We walked in to our first class insecure, nervous and wondering what to expect. By graduation, we were confident with what we learned and so proud of our puppies in their achievements. Thank you, Robyn."
Penny, Koda and "Gabe"
"We thought we were experienced dog owners and then we got Rosko. This wild dog was beyond our experience. We knew that all the canine courses we had taken weren't going to help us with him. We decided to call Robyn Santor from Spirit Dog.
Robyn was wonderful. She came to our home and worked with all of us. She followed up each session with written feedback and the steps we needed to follow. Robyn was accessible by email/phone. She was quick to respond to our questions. She was patient, clear and after several sessions and much hard work we have a behaved dog.
We are about to get another dog and we would absolutely use Robyn at Spirit Dog again. We recommend her highly."
Gina and "Rosko"
"Robyn made such a huge difference in my understanding of Bryce's needs and body language, and taught me how to be a kind, calm, and firm dog owner at the same time. And I can see the change in Bryce - he is calmer, more responsive, and there is warm, relaxed atmosphere between him and the rest of the family."
Maja and "Bryce"
"After adopting a dog with high levels of anxiety, I asked Robyn to help me understand some of his behaviors, particularly toward my cats. Robyn was very professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of our work together. She put me at ease in a rather stressful situation by explaining what she was going to do, and involving me in all parts of the assessment. Robyn clearly explained what she observed and offered specific recommendations, both verbal and written, for behavior modification and desensitization. I would recommend Spirit Dog to anyone who is looking for a highly experienced and professional dog trainer. Robyn's techniques are based on positive reinforcement and her calm demeanor puts dogs and humans alike at ease. She was truly great to work with!"
Larissa and "Alix"
"Robyn has done wonderful work with my dog Winnie and I. She has taught us off-leash recall, loose leash walking and helped dramatically with leash reactivity. I would recommend Spirit Dog to anyone looking for dog training help! She is just wonderful!"
Jen and "Winnie"