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by Robert Spiteri

Welcome to MaltaDogTraining.com and thank you for taking time to visit my website!

about malta dog training - robert spiteriFor me Malta Dog Training Services is a dream of a life time. Our four legged friends deserve nothing but the best. It's not enough just to feed and walk our dogs, they need much more, and through this venture I am trying to offer various services for all dog enthusiasts ranging from sport training, ring training, obedience training, behavior consultancy for dogs with behavioral issues and other services.

Having started training my personal dog some 15 years ago I always had a passion and love for dogs and training. What at first started as a small hobby soon turned out to be a great passion, I started studying about dogs, training techniques and dogs mind. Have founded the Maltese Rottweiler Club and The Malta Dog Training Services.

I furthered my studies with a Scottish institution and graduated as a dog Behaviour Consultant which offers me the possibility to help to rehabilitate problematic dogs. I also trained with a professional Belgian sport dog trainer and am offering various group training (PET scheme), personal training, sport training etc. Most important thing is to mention that all my methods are based of theory and practicals and with total respect towards our dogs based on solely positive methodologies. Amongst other things I am constantly being trained in order to assist and train dogs that are designated to guide the blind during their first year of training.
I am striving to offer a professional fully qualified service/s to all canine friends. Please enjoy having a look around Malta Dog Training Services website, and if you need any assistance feel free to contact me, all information can be obtained from the Contact page.

My Portfolio:

2023 April – currently reading into a course with Liz Maitland on Training Assistance Dogs.

2023 Became a full member of the International Dog Training College and will be regularly undertaking courses with their world-class renown lecturers

2022 Joined the most famous International animal behaviourists in a seminar organised by Dog Training College – titled Unleash 2022, attended lectures with Simon Moody (Dog Reactivity), Jamie Pound (Scentwork), Aftab Ahmed (Introducing a new dog home), Michael Shikashio (Reactivity, Possession, Aggression), Dr. Clive Wynne (Real meaning of Dominance for dogs), Andrew Hale (Exploring Emotions in Dogs), Leanne McWade (Parting ways from our dog), Dr AmberBatson (Impact of Disease on Training), Jessica Hekmann (Biology of Socialising), and last but definitely not least Dr Susan Friedman (Behaviour and Training).

2022 Dogs I have trained as Service Dogs and my methods have led Service Dogs Malta Foundation to get the full International recognition by Assistance Dogs International.

2020 Currently Reading for a Diploma with Centre of Excellence in UK on Animal Assisted Therapy;

2015 Attended an intensive train the trainer course by Service Dog Inc,. Trainers from the USA, leading to a certification in Management and Training of Service Dogs for Autistic Children, Hearing Impaired, Wheelchair assistance and seizure alert.

2013 Was appointed as official trainer for the emerging Service Dog Foundation, where I shall be training dogs for people with multiple disabilities and or mental conditions;

2012 Qualified as a dog obedience/sport trainer and behaviour Judge from a very prestigious board in Belgium from my tutor Guy Verschatse with whom I’ve trained for IPO sport and also hosted together a couple of seminars on working dogs;

2012 Due to my qualification I was appointed as a member of the International Society of Animal Professionals in UK (Membership Number 135);

2011 Finished another course with Compass Education in Scotland reading for a certificate in canine nutrition in order to practice as a Canine Nutrition Advisor.

2010 Months after I have finished my Advanced Diploma I was issued a certificate in Canine Behaviour Management by LANTRA in UK in order to practice as a Behaviour Consultant;

2010 Finished my Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management from Compass Education in Scotland with Grade: Distinction (this qualification is also approved by the University of Malta Equivalency Board);

2008 Invited over to Malta a Belgian professional in canine sport training and protection work after organising a seminar and dog show together I was personally trained by Guy Verschatse and training has been ongoing since then;

2008 Approved as a professional member of the International Association Of Canine Professionals (of which also Ceaser Milan is a member);

2007 Examined and approved by UK Kennel Club trainers Mr John McNeil and Heidi Lawrence to train all levels of Good Citizen Dog Scheme, recently I have stopped training this scheme and have designed my own training scheme (PET scheme) which is a combination of the UK GCDS and the German BH where I focous on obedience and socialisation;

2006 Started the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme (KCAI) as a canine trainer;

2003 Participated in a seminar about canine conformation and Movement.



Apart from my qualification and memberships I have been involved in training dogs for basic and advanced obedience since 1995, originally I started training with a local club with police dog trainers. From there I have started reading and approaching new training methodologies which led me to found a club of my own based on positive methods. In the meantime I have also founded the Maltese Rottweiler Club in 2005 and started training and practicing in advance obedience for sport and protection work. I have also organised various seminars about dog health, training etc.. Since I have qualified as a Dog Behaviour Consultant I have a track record and assisted over 3300 dogs (for which I can account for individually)with problematic issues involving aggression, anxiety, stress and all sorts of problematic behaviours. Also in the past years I was involved in training and guiding puppy walkers with the Guide Dog Foundation here in Malta. So I was in charge of a total of 10 dogs so far, 9 of which are now in service. Recently I am still giving a helping hand with Gudie dogs when needed but am now working Service Dogs Malta Ngo since 2013.


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