Listed in Dogs
Certified 4H Leader, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Dept. of 4H Youth Development 2010
Certified Animal Control Officer, State of New Jersey 2007
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, American Kennel Club, Raleigh NC 2006
Certified Trainer NLP, The Society of NLP, Hopatcong, NJ 2004
Certified Master Practitioner NLP, The Society of NLP, Hopatcong, NJ 2003
Certified Practitioner NLP, The Society of NLP, Hopatcong, NJ 1998
Veterinary Assistant, ICS (division of NEC Animal Sciences), Scranton, PA 1993
Entered Doctoral Degree Program, The Institute of Bio Behavioral Sciences, NY 1993
Certified in Solving Canine Behavioral Problems, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1992
Certified Canine Nutrition, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1992
Certified in Hypnotherapy CHt, International Association of Counselors and Therapists, Fla. 1990
Registered Master Trainer, United States K-9 Academy, Ltd., West Milford, NJ 1990
Certified Hypnotherapist CCHyt, The National Guild of Hypnotists, Merrimack, NH 1988
Certificated Practitioner NLP, Institute of Applied Behavioral Sciences, Parsippany, NJ 1986
High-level protection and surveillance dog training, K-9 Connection, Port Jervis, NY 1986-1988
Professional Dog Training, Aportella Command Dogs, Paterson, NJ 1984-1985
Professional Dog Training, Augers K-9 Kollege, Oakland, NJ 1981-1983
➢ Internationally known dog expert and trainer.
➢ Extensive experience as court witness on canine behavior.
➢ Possesses vast knowledge on canine behavior and aggression.
➢ Trains dogs for major motion pictures, TV shows and commercials.
➢ Possesses knowledge on human behavior and psychology.
➢ Articulate, bright communicator who can make complex issues, regarding dogs, easy to understand.
➢ Personally developed dog-training methods that are in common use today.
for Canine Behavior, Containment, Aggression, Breeds, Care, Training, Police k-9 Training and
Handling and the Use of Force, Establishing Probable Cause and Animal Control Protocols
My expertise is in evaluating canine behavior, proper containment of canines, canine aggression,
canine training, canine breeds, evaluating dog bites, police k-9 training and handling and
testifying on my findings. I am also known for solving canine behavioral problems, canine
behavioral reconditioning; specifically aggression displayed towards humans and other animals,
as well as basic and advanced training, scene assessment, human behavior concerning canines,
non-verbal communications and human and canine body language.
As a trained New Jersey State Certified Animal Control Officer, I understand the correct
procedure for the restraining and handling of aggressive animals. I am trained in establishing
probable cause, scene assessment and how to collect and introduce evidence.
My experience includes testifying in court on canine behavior. I have testified in dozens of dogrelated
cases and I am familiar with Potentially Dangerous Dog Laws. I am widely recognized
as an expert in dog behavior and I am frequently called upon as a consultant for police
departments, government agencies, NJ SPCA, rescue organizations, expert court testimony,
major motion pictures, and canine behavior training.
I have worked for both plaintiffs and defendants. I have been qualified in municipal court and
Superior Court of New Jersey, the Commonwealth Court of Philadelphia, PA. and in the Superior
Court of Washington. I have been involved in numerous cases involving dogs from Akitas to
Dobermans to Pit Bulls to Tibetan Terriers. I have been involved in evaluating canine behavior
for animal rescues, county health officers, Animal Control Officers, veterinarians and police
departments and I have been testifying on my findings for over 20 years. My first case was in
I have been a dog trainer for over 45 years. The dog training business is unregulated and there
are no industry wide standards. The best way to become a dog trainer is to enter an
apprenticeship with someone who has mastered the trade and study with them for years. Over
the years I have studied with a number of master trainers.
I created the Kinship® Psychological Dog Training® Method during the late 1980s, used by my
company, Canine Companions, and numerous other professional dog trainers.
My fame has grown internationally, I am regarded as an expert in and outside the courtroom, and
the proof has been seen in major motion pictures, TV, commercials and United States Postal
Service Dog Bite Prevention Public Service Announcements. Dogs I have bred, trained and
worked with can be seen with Michael J. Fox in the ‘Secret of My Success”, Gene Wilder,
Richard Pryor and Kevin Spacey in “See No Evil, Hear No Evil”, Vanessa Williams and Robert
Downey Jr. in “The Pickup Artist”, Tele Savalas in ”Kojack”, Diane Lane in “Lady Beware”,
Robert Ulrich in “Spencer For Hire”, Billy Dee Williams for Colt 45, plus I can be seen, along
with my dogs on CBS in “The Equalizer”, on NBC on “Late Nite” with David Letterman, and on
“MTV” with Jon Stewart. I appeared in Pets TV on WPIX every Sunday Morning. And I make
an appearance in and trained the dogs and provided the training for the United States Postal
Service Dog Bite Prevention Public Service Announcements.
I am the former President of FOWA (The Friends of Wayne Animals Society) and I managed the
Wayne Township Animal Shelter in the year 2007.
I have been called a “Real Life Dog Whisperer” by News Correspondent John Huddy from Fox
News and WOR News and been referred as “Sussex Counties Own Dog Whisperer Knows What
Your Pet is Thinking.” By Rosa Kasper News Reporter N.J. Advertiser News.
I would be happy to offer my services as an expert witness. To be retained as an expert, I
typically request a letter stating this fact and what you would like me to do, the case file for
review, a retainer and payment. My usual retainer fees for expert witness services start at
$2,500.00, billed at $350.00 per hour. Additional Professional hours spent on the case may be
charged in advance. Additional Professional services and expenses will be billed separately.
Dog Bite Expert Witness Service
I am New Jersey State Animal Control Officer, Robert H. Brandau, Canine Behavior Expert. I provide expert behavioral opinions regarding personal injury as a result of an incident involving dogs. I am available nationwide for criminal and civil cases, plaintiff or defense.
What I do:
Review discovery, evidence, and sometimes examine the dog and incident scene in order to render a scientific canine behavioral expert opinion and report.
Provide an analysis of canine aggression, dangerous and vicious dogs, and dog breeds.
Provide dog bite incident reconstruction.
Give expert advice and analysis on your particular circumstances and provide expert witness testimony.
Animal Control issues concerning dangerous dogs and notice.
Evaluate canine behavioral problems, specifically aggression displayed towards humans and other animals, as well as provide basic and advanced training, scene assessment, human behavior concerning canines, non-verbal communications and human & canine body language.
Show how to implement the correct procedure for the restraining and handling of aggressive animals. As a trained New Jersey State Certified Animal Control Officer, I am trained in establishing probable cause, scene assessment and how to collect and introduce evidence.
Provide court testimony on canine issues. I have testified and been deposed in a number of dog-related cases and I am familiar with New Jersey Statute 4:19-23 Potentially Dangerous Dog Law.
Please contact me to discuss any of these issues:
Dog jumping incidents
Dogs running at large
Dogs terrorizing children or adults
Canine containment and control issues
Canine housing and care issues
Canine co-ownership issues
Invisible fencing containment issues
Canine product liability cases
Dog bite provocation
Dogs possessing dangerous tendencies
police dog attacks
Olfactory (Scent detection and tracking) capabilities of police dogs used in suspect apprehension
Standards of Care issues