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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.


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.

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

We produce positive results.


- canine good citizen evaluator

- akc S.T.A.R. puppy evaluator 

- therapy dog tester/observer

- master dog trainer & educator



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. 

- Bachelor of Science  in Professional aeronautics

- Master of arts in  Organizational management

There are leaders, and then there's everyone else. At Commander-in-Leash®, we take pride in our professionalism and knowledge. Moreover, we ensure we focus on commitment, quality, and reliability.

Work with the best.



dog obedience

and behavior training



commitment, quality, reliability


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