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Robbin Butler


Behind the continuous success of our dog training facility is Robbin Butler, our owner and chief dog trainer. She is a professional dog obedience trainer and an animal control officer (ACO) with a lifelong love of animals. Her passion for taking care of pets is evident in her work. In fact, you will often hear her clients say, “Wow, all dogs like Robbin!”


For more than 30 years, Robbin has owned and trained her own dogs, and for many of those years, she has managed a multi-dog household. Her formal training and expertise are products of attending CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, apprenticing at a local dog school, and volunteering at a local shelter. 

Robbin's Training Style

  • Professes a strong respect and love for dogs and establishes trusting relationships in training

  • Clearly understands dog behaviors and motivations; crafts relevant and applicable training techniques for each unique case

  • Demonstrates flexibility and creativity in responding to a variety of changing and unexpected situations, providing the best training methods in even the most difficult situations

  • Knows important positive reinforcements that adhere to humane dog training practices while obtaining optimal results

  • Recognizes dog body language and temperament and responds appropriately to every dog in each circumstance; ensures dog safety and happiness while improving behavior

Education​ and Certification

• Attended CATCH Canine Trainers Academy
• Member - The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
• NJ Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO

• Red Cross-Certified

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

  • First Aid

Volunteer Work

Robbin is passionate about working for dog rescues on national, county, and local levels. These include:

  • National RedRover Rescue

  • Somerset County Animal Response Team (CART)

  • Branchburg Animal Response Team (BART)

  • New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue Network Inc.

  • Volunteer Work

  • New Jersey AniMeals

  • Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (SRAS)

  • Puppies Behind Bars

  • Girl Scouts of America

  • NJ Schnauzer Rescue Network, Inc.

  • 4-H Dog Club

  • Teams and Organizations

  • National Red Rover

  • Somerset County Animal Response Team (CART)

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

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