Attorney, Animal Advocate, Behaviorist and Trainer


Bob retired after a 40 year legal career as a trial attorney, animal advocate and member of the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Humane Society.  He currently lives in Southwest Florida, happily working as a professional trainer and behaviorist.  He has show handled in the breed ring, competed in obedience and rally and trained literally thousands of dogs.  He has 5 Star Google and Thumbtack rating and the reviews to back it up.  He is a Vietnam vet, a husband, father and grandfather.  He is also an accomplished ballroom dancer, having danced in the TV series "House of Cards".  He is a writer, has acted on stage, done standup and improv.  He has recently signed with RAVEN INTERNATIONAL TV network and his Dog Mentalist Show can be seen streaming on Roku, Amazon Fire and will be on Apple TV soon.

A Life Dedicated to Animals


Bob acquired his first dog when he was 8.  He became a trainer when he was 23, having learned traditional dog training from a national trainer.  He is a founding member of the Animal Law section of the Maryland Bar Association.  He became a full time trainer when he retired from law and moved to Bonita Springs in 2015. 

Satisfaction Guaranteed


Dog Mentalism is a training system that emphasizes dog management and training.  Training is usually done in home, with the active participation of the owners.  Hourly rates and training packages are available.  The 8 lesson plan comes with a lifetime guarantee.   



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Description of DOG MENTALISM


DOG MENTALISM GETS FOCUS THROUGH POSITIVE METHODS AND REWARDS is a website devoted to the proposition that Leadership and Enrichment can provide the foundation to improve the lot of the domestic dog. Positive training using various rewards establishes and assures leadership for the human and rewards for the dog. The ability to know the mind, nature and prior behavior of the dog will assure effective training, enrichment and enhancement of the understanding of the dog's motivational behavior. Dog mentalism is the ability to look at your dog and know what it is thinking,  knowing what it want and cueing  the behavior you want.  You'll be surprised how easy it is.

Coming events

OFF LEAD:  Bob is planning off lead training at his new facility.  This will encourage unforced reward training.  Call to find out availability.  

DISTRACTION TRAINING:  Contact Bob about his distraction training class and how your dog can become a good citizen.

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Bob trains 7 days a week and returns all emails and texts addressed to him.

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Bonita Springs, FL 34135, US

(410) 963-6116