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dog obedience

and behavior training

Rob's non-profit therapy dog testing & registry company

Commander in Leash selected in the Top 13 best dog training companies out of 157 companies in the Charlotte area                   (Expertise.com, 2018)                     

commitment, quality, reliability


begin with us



When you need a certified professional dog trainer, look no further than Commander-in-Leash Dog Obedience & Behavior Training®. We deliver. 


Commander-in-Leash Dog Obedience & Behavior Training® was founded by Rob Kortus.  Rob understands methods of instruction and this is what separates him from the rest of the dog trainers. He easily tailors his lessons to the proficiency level of each canine owner. This is vitally important to ensure success. 

Our standards are high. Over 2,400 hours (majority  hands-on training) & studies at Jo Thor's Dog Trainers' Academy. We are in a league of our own. Commander-in-Leash® is synonymous with "the Highest Quality" in dog training. Don't settle for online school, in-house trained, nor non-school state accredited dog trainers.

We produce positive results.


When you're dealing with an animal who is your canine companion, the tools you are taught can be the difference between moving forward and struggling day-to-day. At Commander-in-Leash®, we're "committed" to ensuring you have the best tools to succeed.


Train. Don't Complain.

- Bachelor of Science  in Professional aeronautics

- Master of arts in  Organizational management
- canine good citizen evaluator

- akc S.T.A.R. puppy evaluator 

- therapy dog EXAMINER WITH iNVISIBLE PAW pRINTS, iNC.  Therapy dog testing & Registry (CEO & Founder)

- aDVANCED master dog trainer & educator

There are leaders, and then there's everyone else. At Commander-in-Leash®, I take pride in my professionalism and knowledge. Moreover, I ensure that I focus on commitment, quality, and reliability. "I" means Rob. YOU work with Rob and not some other in-house trained staff member. "We" means Rob and his demo dogs. 

Work with the best.





It seems to be old fashioned nowadays, but we do what we say we're going to do. Our word is our promise, and that applies to being professional and meeting our customers needs. At Commander-in-Leash®, we will return calls, emails, texts in a timely manner. We will be on time for lessons and if not, we will ensure you are notified.


We work with integrity.