World-renowned dog training and dog behavior specialist, Robin MacFarlane opened That’s My Dog! in 1998. MacFarlane’s goal was to build a company that put a major emphasis on helping dog owners understand their dog’s behavior from a biological, psychological and physiological standpoint.
Located in Dubuque, Iowa, That’s My Dog! serves clients and dog training professionals throughout the Midwest as well as Nationwide. Known for their outstanding customer service, the company provides classes and programs that go above and beyond the typical dog training experience.
The company provides exceptional coaching and dog training services that develop a high level of reliability, making them one of the industry’s top level dog training companies.
“What is in the best interest of the dogs always comes first. If we do not have the answer or solution to the pet owner’s problem, we will do our best to find it!” – Robin MacFarlane, That’s My Dog!
That’s My Dog! offers a variety of dog training services. Their fundamental focus includes Board and Train and Day School Training Programs. We also offer Private and Group Lessons. Additional services include Doggie Daycare and Overnight Boarding.
That’s My Dog! passionately believes in educating owners in a way they thoroughly understand. Understanding the importance of training and how dogs interpret information allows dog owners to accept and implement change. This knowledge will enable owners to act in the best interest of the dog’s behavior and development, from puppyhood well into senior years.
The staff at That’s My Dog! is trained to understand dogs as well as their owners. The staff believes that it is their responsibility to coach dog owners and help them understand how to work successfully with their dogs to have lasting results.
The entire That’s My Dog! team believes in long-lasting relationships with their clients. They will continue to teach you the leadership and behavioral skills to set a foundation that will last a lifetime.
That’s My Dog! Staff
That’s My Dog! professional dog trainers are all dog lovers as well as owners themselves. They understand what an important part of your human experience and life your dog can be.
While Robin is often asked to be a speaker at professional training seminars and retreats when an opportunity arises, she takes as much of her training and full-time staff of professional dog trainers with her whenever possible.
“I believe if we all work as a team to develop That’s My Dog! we all share the benefits.” -Robin MacFarlane
Some standout opportunities That’s My Dog! has been a part of including a ten-day training retreat in Greece as well as a cruise ship training course that ventured to Honduras and Cozumel. Also, Robin and her staff have attended multiple excursions to Canada.
That’s My Dog! works hard to share their knowledge and are well-known leaders in the dog training industry.
Robin MacFarlane is a sought-after expert dog behavior specialist in the dog training industry.
Her work has led her to travels across North America and abroad teaching pet professionals, K9 handlers, and private pet owners.
Her expertise in electronic training collars has helped thousands of people increase their dog’s performance and off-leash reliability while decreasing behavior problems ranging from OCD to aggression issues.
Robin made the decision to help create change in the lives of dogs and their owners. She enrolled at the National K9 School for Dog Trainers, and, in 1998, created That’s My Dog, Inc.
MacFarlane possesses the ability to ‘read’ dogs and formulate techniques for them as individuals. Through patient instruction, Robin focuses attention on what her clients want rather than what they wish to avoid in terms of their dog’s behaviors, and this makes Robin stand out in the dog training industry.
Past Director, IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals)
Past Conference Chair, IACP
American Kennel Club, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator #9431
American Red Cross Animal First Aid Instructor
Professional Member IACP (P#1046) & IACP CDT (Certified Dog Trainer)
Professional Member, National K9 Dog Trainers Association
Dogtra Company Pro Staff Trainer & Consultant
Looking to provide a more enjoyable life and a “larger world” for her active dog, Sherry began her relationship with TMD back in 2002 by training her (then) dog Ruger and never looked back.
When the time came to add a dog to their household again, Sherry and her husband didn’t hesitate to train with TMD again in 2015 with their black lab Otto.
At that time, Sherry was working as a Veterinary Asst./Training Manager at a local animal hospital while attending Clarke University to obtain a Master of Business Administration.
Her goal was to find a career that blended her love for animals and passion to help make a business prosper. While talking with Robin, a mutual desire for filling this type of position arose and when offered, Sherry knew it was a position she couldn’t pass up! She is honored to be the General Manager here and is excited about all the great things in store for TMD!
Outside of being the General Manager at TMD, you will find Sherry enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, Robert, and their dog, Otto, by camping, hiking, canoeing and so much more!
Bachelor of Science Degree, UW-Stevens Point, 2001
Master of Business Administration, Clarke University, 2016
Liz Eichhorn brought her Toy Fox Terrier named Ike in for training with Robin back in 1998 when That’s My Dog! was just beginning.
After completing the training program, Liz continued to stay in touch with Robin throughout the years. An opening for an office manager arose in 2007, Liz happily grabbed the opportunity and has maintained the role of Office Manager for That’s My Dog! ever since.
Liz worked at Dubuque Greyhound Park in the Surveillance Department for 12 years before beginning her career with Robin and That’s My Dog!
In 2006, she got her Mountain Cur Sugar to help her train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 2007. Liz has always enjoyed be able to bring her dogs to work with her. In 2014, she added another Mountain Cur Cain to her pack.
Now Sugar and Cain help her in the office most days and are a great addition to the That’s My Dog! team!
Amanda has always been inspired by her interest in helping people have a dog that they can enjoy without the worry of bad behavior.
Amanda graduated from UW- Platteville with a degree in Biology and Geography. While attending UW- Platteville Robin gave a presentation in her Mammalogy class and intrigued her with her dog training philosophies, ultimately becoming a driving force to pursue her career in the dog training industry. With her passion supported by working and training with her family dogs she decided to use that passion and work under Robin to continue her on-going education and build her dog training skill-set.
Amanda Teutschmann is a dog training professional who is goal oriented and determined to support her love for dogs and fulfill their lives, as well as the owners, to support a long happy life together.
Biology and Geography Degree | UW-Platteville | 2012
E-Cademy Certification | That’s my Dog! | 2014
Jessica became interested in behavior and training when her first dog, Fidget, showed signs of dog reactivity and fear in new situations and with people. She took pride in helping Fidget make breakthroughs in his training and see him become happy and calm in situations that would’ve once had him panicking and reacting negatively.
Jess also loves trick-training with Fidget and her new puppy Rue. She enjoys teaching them tricks that are both silly and useful, from weaving between her legs and playing frisbee to opening and shutting doors and picking up and putting away their toys. Getting her dogs to think outside the box and work their minds is a process she enjoys and aspires to help others achieve as well.
Jessica became a member of the TMD family in August of 2016, working in the doggie daycare and boarding areas. She has now progressed into an assistant trainer position. Through continued education and experience she is working toward the title of Professional Trainer.