As the General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Animal Services for the past 6 years, I can categorically recommend Robert Cabral as the best trainer of shelter animals I’ve had the privilege to work with. Robert has worked with LA Animal Services over the past ten years and has received enthusiastic endorsements from my predecessors.
Robert has demonstrated for over a decade that he has both the understanding and ability to transform the way shelters work with behaviorally challenging dogs. I’ve personally witnessed the transformation that Robert has been able to make with some otherwise difficult dogs…
General Manager LA Animal Services
Robert’s compassion for animals, his assistance and patience with me, helped transition a municipal kill shelter into the new age of sheltering with its ideals and focus on saving more lives.. I thank my friend, Robert, for assisting in our transition to No-Kill.
Deputy Director Ventura County Animal Services
Robert Cabral is an extraordinary individual who “walks the talk” of helping the dogs in shelters. Robert relates well to the staff and volunteers as he walks them through the instructions he provides on how to handle the dogs better and to increase desired behaviors and decrease the undesirable ones. The dogs showed marked improvement within minutes of working with Robert. We all took away so many dog training and handling techniques from this workshop.
CVT, Executive Director Brightside Animal Center
Robert’s compassion and dedication radiates through his keen ability to understand canine behavior. This in turn has helped the well-being of many dogs during their stay with us at the shelter. The training techniques that we are now utilizing have proven to be invaluable as they have prepared our dogs for “home life” and by virtue, has increased our adoption and retention rates.
DVM, Director Palm Springs Animal Shelter
I want to take a few minutes to express appreciation on behalf of Los Angeles City shelter dogs for your expert training at all six City shelters…
In my 4 1/2 years at LAAS, I have never seen the staff, volunteers and public so engaged about any shelter activity…
Robert we are grateful for your support over the years …
Brenda F. Barnette
General Manager – Los Angeles Animal Services
Kennel staff and management found the “dog specific training to be eye opening, and realized that none of these dogs are un-trainable. To see each of the dogs from SPARC that you used as demonstrations respond so well and quickly reminds each of us that we can accomplish what other facilities think is impossible.
Shelter Manager Santa Paula Rescue Center
Our rescuers were especially amazed at not only hearing you speak but watching you put words into action during the demonstration you did with some of our more aggressive dogs. It was truly fascinating to see how quickly change can happen…
The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation
Robert is an animal behaviorist extraordinaire. His approach is very different from conventional trainers in that he is able to pinpoint a dog’s core issues directly and solve them. He rescues and rehabilitates animals with difficult behavioral problems from municipal animal shelters; skillfully and compassionately transforming them into loving companions…
Los Angeles Animal Services, NYC Animal Care, Maricopa County Animal Care
We commend Robert Cabral, Bound Angels for his exemplary approach toward helping LA Animal Services… Robert’s extraordinary expertise is uniquely found in his ability to turn “un-adoptable” pets into adoptable pets. He works on our tough cases with amazing rehabilitation techniques… Their transformation under his compassionate direction is truly remarkable.
Interim General Manager LA Animal Services
Robert has a unique understanding of dogs and the ability to translate and teach that knowledge. We at k9 connection are very proud of his partnership and value his many skills. Our students and dogs are indebted to him for his life saving interventions with our program.
k9 Connection Co-Founder
The employees were very excited about the ideas you talked about, some of which they’ve spontaneously put into practice. What really sealed it for my staff was when you “walked the talk” and was able to show that you knew how to handle difficult animals. They were definitely impressed and want to work with you some more on improving their skills in that direction.
Director Ventura County Animal Services
Your techniques speak for themselves… The staff is more comfortable and secure with their dog handling skills. It has been a 100% positive experience. The training has lessened the number of dog bites with the staff and volunteers, reducing workman’s comp exposure and helping protect our agency.
Director of Operations, Yavapai Humane Society