Meet The Pack Leader

Bob Laut – Animal Behavior Expert

K-9 Pack Leader’s mission is to reduce the overwhelming number of dogs euthanized, due to the owners lack of knowledge of their dog’s psychology. Our goal is to help people realize that giving their companion up to a high-kill shelter, when they are having behavior issues is not the only option. Any companion without rules, boundaries and limitations can and likely will develop behavior issues. This does not make them a bad dog, but unbalanced.

From childhood I was raised, in St. Louis, around dogs and was taught at an early age, the benefits of having a pack leader state of mind. It was during this time, I learned how to communicate with dogs in a way that they can understand. Every companion I have had leadership of, has been an exceptional dog and incredibly well-behaved. As a result, my friends and relatives would often ask for advice when their companions had a behavior issue.

On September 8, 2009, I was in a motorcycle accident that nearly cost me my life. It was then I decided, “instead of chasing a dollar and hoping for a passion, I would chase a passion and hope for a dollar”. Since then, we have completed many rigorous courses at Petropolis Training Academy, in St. Louis, in order to get “training” certifications. Since then we have been helping countless people understand their dogs as a behavior/training expert.

We specialize in rescue companions and work with many different animal rescue organizations, across the mid-west. One of my desires is to be able to rehabilitate dogs with questionable futures then, pair them with teens and young adults who may also have questionable futures and let them help each other. We would like to donate the rehabilitated companions to returning veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Allowing a brighter future for the dog and the heroes who have fought for our security and freedom.


Bob Has A Gift

Bob has a gift, not only with dogs, but with people. The way he approaches your concerns is efficient. To the point. He isn’t wasting your time or his. No matter what your issues, no matter how big OR how small, I promise you Bob will change your life

Dog Psychology Vs Human Psychology

I have to agree with all other reviews. Bob is very affordable for a behaviorist who comes to your home to teach you all the tools you will need to change your pet’s unwanted behavior, which is most likely an owner leadership problem. He gives wonderful and understandable insights concerning dog psychology vs. human psychology, which are very important to understand why there might be miscommunications between you and your pet.

You Taught My Students About Pursuing Their Passion

Bob, I just wanted to thank you again for coming to my school and speaking with my 8th graders about entrepreneurship. You were very inspirational and many of the students continued to talk about your story after you left. You were very knowledgeable about the different things that go in to running your own business, but even more important you taught them about pursuing their passion. I’m so glad that you made time in your schedule to come and speak to them. I know that it will have a lasting effect on them. Plus, bringing in the dogs was an extra treat! Thank you so much for volunteering your time.

Megan V

The Loss of Macey

Thanks so much for Dakota, he has been the most amazing and best friend I could ask for. With all that my pack has been through this month loosing Jack to old age, gaining Gunner out of love for what I do and my love for dogs. Then the hardest part of what I do, the loss of my beloved Macey. All of my pack especially the little ones do things that remind me of Macey and it makes me miss her that much more. Then there is my Dakota watching me listening to me(better than the husband.) With his understanding looks and all of his trust and love, he even knows when I have a bad day before I say a word. I couldn’t have got through this past month or so without him. I thank you from the deepest part of my heart for him and all the training you gave him before you blessed me with him, thanks again.


The Power To Communicate With Your Dog

Working with Bob is an eye-opening experience. He understands animal behavior from the perspective of the animal. Bob’s work goes beyond a simple set of rules. He can teach you how your behaviors and habits are affecting your dog. When you understand how your dog thinks, you have the power to communicate with your dog. Bob’s techniques are completely flexible and can be effective for any breed and any lifestyle.

Dr. Kathleen Engelmann Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

I’d hire Bob in a St. Louis second. As for K9 rescue, kudos on the great work you do!

He Called Back

I love that when I had a question, Mr. Laut called me back, even while on vacation and explained exactly what I needed to do in detail. I’m very happy I didn’t have to wait for that information until he came back. Thank you!!

Rebecca Meyers

Huge Change

Such a huge change with our dogs, human training was just as beneficial! Highly recommend!

Amazing to work with, we learned a great deal. Thanks for your help with our dogs!!!

Angie & John Scariano

Born To Do It

Some people are just born to do what they do! Bob is one of those people, and all of his dog campers know it!

Janie Euson