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Testimonials

Testimonials
  • Rob was amazing with my Beabull Dani (Beagal/Bulldog mix). Very patient, my Dani immediately took to him and I could see she was always very excited to see him for our visits. He wrote all details down for me to continue practicing at home and she has learned so much from this experience. I would definitely recommend him over classes at a local Petsmart/Petco program. I loved the one on one contact, she really benefitted from the one on on training. It made a huge difference in our daily routines. Thanks Rob! :) S.B., Pasadena

  • We contacted Rob when our Pomeranian was four months old. Persephone responded very well to her training and Rob did a great job giving us guidance and suggestions as well. We are very pleased with the service provided and happy to report that Persephone is doing great!! D.P., Timonium

  • Rob was wonderful to work with. He worked with our new pup Cooper from the month we got him which was great in starting him off in the right direction. I was impressed with how he was immediately able to work with our dog even during the first visit. The convenience of having the trainer come to the owner is very helpful as it allowed our dog to learn in his own environment with minimal distractions. Rob was open to work on any issues we had brought to his attention and gave hands on feedback on what we could do as owners to correct it. I Have recommend East Coast Academy to two of my friends since and would recommend again. Thanks Rob , Derrek/Kristyn , Cockeysville

  • We adopted Freddy a 2 year old Lab. Freddy came with a myriad of behavioral problems including housetraining. Rob came to our home and helped us get Freddy’s behaviors under control in approximately two months. We wanted to thank you, Rob, and let you know we would enthusiastically recommend you and your services to anyone in need of a caring and experienced dog trainer. L.R, Forest Hill

  • We rescued our 1 year-old from the SPCA. He was a bundle of energy, but his puppy charm was undermined by the lack of manners and rough playing with the kids. At first we were even afraid to leave Jake alone with the kids, but after a few training sessions with Rob, our dog no longer nips and Jake is now a well-behaved loving dog. Thank you Rob! P and S W., Pikesville

  • It took about 20 seconds to be impressed with Rob. It was clear that Rob was very comfortable and highly skilled. My 1 year old Bernese Mountain dog went right up to him and focused like I had never seen! Teddy learned commands and now joins me in my office while I see clients in therapy. I would have kept making appointments but Rob being the honest and no nonsense person that he is, encouraged me to practice with Teddy and call when need. I plan to recommend Rob to everyone I know! NH., Baltimore

  • I felt instant confidence in Rob. He listened to what I wanted. His approach is very positive, practical and individualized to just what we needed. I liked that he wasn't trying to insist on dominance, like many trainers, but got Teddy to respect him and us by his consistent, straight forward approach. Teddy is a wonderful therapy dog now and an even better pet. I highly recommend Rob and East Coast Academy! NH Mt. Washington

  • licking shepherd

    Jill and I are thrilled that we hired you as Macie's dog trainer when she was still only 12/13 weeks old. She is now almost 9 months. Not only have you taught Macie very well, you have given us invaluable tools/ advice. Because of your help, Macie LOVES to learn new things. Macie is terrific on off-leash hikes. Since our lessons have ended, we have met several other dogs and owners that you have trained. All of them are glad they hired you as well. A.J and J , Cockeysville. 10/11

  • We have a focused and willful terrier who barked aggressively at anyone passing by. It would be impossible to redirect his attention. Through Rob's training program we saw major improvements. The combination of positive reinforcement and tough love helped convey a new message to our dog (and to us). He's developing great new habits, those habits are becoming the behaviors we want. 7/11... R.P. & C.B. Columbia, MD. Perry

  • Pluto the Basset Hound

    "After 4 visits I felt very proud of both Pluto and myself. I have basic knowledge of dog training, both from owning dogs in the past and from being a veterinarian. Rob’s training is all primarily positive reinforcement based-which is the best way to train in my opinion." N.K VMD

  • "We have now witnessed first hand your training methods and find them to be outstanding." Drs. P.C & N.T., Northwest Animal Hospital

  • Lying husky

    "The training approach Rob brought to the table works with both the owner and pet. I have the tools to work with Tatiyana on a daily basis. I have improved confidence when taking (her) out in public with other dogs and people." H.F.

  • "Being a vet, I have known that dogs yearn to please their owners. What I didn’t know, was how to use that quality for teaching obedience and good behavior. For that, you have me tremendous gratitude." Dr. N.K., Eastern Animal Hospital

  • licking shepherd

    "Once Rob came to the house and began working with Lexi, we knew we had made the right choice. We really liked his gentle (yet firm) approach; no harsh words, no choke or shock collars and no pulling and tugging on the leash to get the desired behavior." T.M. & L.M. Freeland, MD

  • "We both enjoyed your low-key, but highly organized lessons. You were always punctual and allowed plenty of time. This was money well spent. Thanks so much." B.N., Owings MIlls

  • Beagle sitting on rug

    "Thank you for your time and professionalism. I was so impressed, within minutes Wyatt was already learning. As a result of an injury that Wyatt endured, he has to work with a harness. All the trainers I spoke with said that would not work. You were successful. It was a pleasure training with you." C.S. Towson, MD

  • "You kept me calm… taught me to enjoy the training… and like the proverbial light switch, it all clicked on and now I have a great little poodle dog." L.Z., Columbia

  • lying shepherd and ball

    "After a fall at work resulting in two broken arms, I desperately needed help with my 7 mnth old German Shepherd pup, Sophie. Rob was up to the challenge. With his help, I am able (casts removed, but still in physical therapy) to safely walk Sophie. Rob is effective, his love of dogs is very evident; and my Sophie loves him." M.K.M

  • "…your training method is easy to follow and based on positive reinforcement… your program gives a ready blueprint for dealing with new situations. I will recommend your training program to anyone." Dr. E.W., Eastern Animal Hospital

  • Sadie

    "Rob entered our life and transformed Sadie into a well- behaved and well-adjusted young puppy. Thank you for your patience ...most of all with us. Your training techniques were so effective and your simple common sense rules were easy to follow and apply in everyday life." D. & H.H.

  • "There is an added comfort to know any time I have a question I can call you for the answer. You’re a permanent member of our family and we are very thankful." P.K., Eldersburg