Working with someone who is familiar with Canine Behavior and Learning Theory can mean the difference between having a calm, confident, loving member of the family and a nervous, unpredictable, confused dog that seems permanently stuck in the terrible twos.
Robert Haussmann is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). He formed Dogboy Inc. in 2004 and works professionally as a dog trainer and behavior consultant serving NYC. Robert’s training philosophy reflects his belief that while most dog owners have the best of intentions, they often lack important information about how dogs learn and perceive the world around them. These miscommunications can lead to behavioral problems that range from nuisance behaviors like inappropriate barking or jumping, to severe behaviors like aggression issues or separation anxiety — reasons why perfectly normal dogs end up in an overcrowded shelter system.
Robert is passionate about teaching owners to work with their dogs as a team. Each training program is tailored to the individual needs of each dog and their owners. Using humane, practical, scientifically sound techniques Robert promotes healthy leadership for owners. This aids in developing a common language from which a strong, healthy, balanced, fulfilling relationship is built.
Robert’s mission is to improve the lives and relationships of dogs and owners through hands-on education and personal attention. He provides one on one sessions with dogs and families in their home, as well as group classes.