Robin Kovary has been
training dogs and counseling owners for more than 17 years, and was
voted "Best Dog Trainer" for the past two years by Manhattan
File magazine. Robin is devoted to helping dogs and their people, and
believes that dog training can and should be fun for all parties involved.
She was a co-founding member of the Society of North American Dog Trainers,
is a charter member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and currently
directs the Canine Resource and Referral Helpline, and the American
Dog Trainers Network.
Robin is a member of the a Dog Writer's Assoc. of America. She is the
author of From Good Puppy, To Great Dog!, and The Dog Owner's Guide
to Successful Housetraining, and is currently working on 3 other books.
Articles by her and about her work have appeared in numerous local,
national and international publications.
She co-starred in the video Children, Dogs and Safety for the Geisenger
Foundation, and has been a guest on scores of television and radio programs
throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. She has also served
as an agent and handler for TV, film and advertising.
Robin Kovary is a Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a member
of the Delta Society, Therapy Dogs International, and Therapy Dogs Incorporated.
An active animal assisted therapy coordinator and volunteer for more
than 10 years, she was responsible for introducing animal assisted therapy
programs to St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center and the Young Adult
1n 1987, Robin co-founded the New York City Coalition for Dogs, a not-for-profit
group whose primary goal was to establish enclosed, legal dog runs throughout
NYC. She was instrumental in getting dog runs established throughout
many areas of Manhattan, and has assisted in helping many communities
in other areas of the country as well.
She shares her home with a Bullmastiff, Shiva (Buckshorn Guardian Angel,
ATTS, CGC); a German Shepherd-Alaskan Malamute, Truckie (Truck Cayenne,
ATTS), and an American Staffordshire Terrier, Ava (Kovary's Angelic
Robin has been featured in and/or interviewed by the following broadcast
& print media:
Good Dog! (columnist)
NY City Life (premier issue)
Pet House Resident (columnist)
Prime Health and Fitness
Time Out New York
Women's Health and Fitness
...and many others!
The New York Daily News (5xs)
New York Newsday (3xs)
The New York Observer
The New York Post (3xs)
The New York Times (5xs)
Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO.)
Roanoke Times (VA.)
... and dozens more!
Weekly and Monthly Newspapers:
The Manhattan Cooperative
The New York Press
The Village Press
- Animals As Teachers And Healers
- Dog's Guide To New York City
(Jane M. Rohman)
- The Great New York Dog Book
(Deborah Loven Gray)
- NY Dog Owner's Guide
- Practical Pet Solutions
(Editors of Yankee Magazine)
- The Puppy Report
- Rosie, A Visiting Dog's Story
- Your Dog's Life
(Deborah Loven Gray)
- Woman's Best Friend
(Barbara Cohen and Louise Taylor)
Good Morning, New York
9 Broadcast Plaza
Maury Povich Show
Sally Jesse Rafeal Show
...and numerous others.
F/X (FOX Cable TV)
- The Dog Owner's Guide To Successful Housetraining
- From Good Puppy To Great Dog!
- How To Become A Professional Dog Trainer
Speaking Engagements, Presentations & Seminars
- Animal Vues Conference -- Canine Crossfire Panel
- "Ask Me Anything" Dog Trainer Lecture Series
- "Ask The Trainer" Lecture (numerous audiences)
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York (panel presentation)
- Career Day Lecture and Presentation (numerous schools)
- Children And Dogs Pet Safety Program (numerous audiences)
- Conscious Singles Connection -- "Ask The Trainer" (interactive
- "Dog Training and Behavior" Lecture (numerous audiences)
- Greater Rottweiler Club of New York
- Humane Education Program (numerous elementary schools)
- Mercy College (NY)
- National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors
- No Standing Anytime Doggie Daycare Center
- Society Of North American Dog Trainers
- St. Vincent's Hospital
- "Taming The Dominant Dog" (lecture)
- The Children's Museum (NYC)
- Washington Square Park Dog Run Association
- "Will The Real Pit Bull Please Stand Up?...
- Why Breed-Specific Legislation Doesn't Work"