- Pets and Animals
Victoria Stilwell - positively positive!
Lately you may have seen a new show on Animal Planet, 'It's Me or the Dog'.
We've been watching it and really like Victoria's positive approach to dog training and managing dog behavior.
So we decided to create this lens to share info on Victoria and also to shed light on the great positive methods of dog training she practices.
Thanks Victoria, for all you do for us pups!
Victoria was born and raised in Wimbledon, England and has been working as a dog trainer in London and New York since 1990.
On the early 1990's, Victoria created her own successful dog-walking company and immediately recognized the need for qualified professionals to help her clients with the training process. While pursuing a successful acting career (working in the West End as well as in numerous films, TV series, commercials and voiceovers), she expanded her focus into dog training and behavior counseling by working with some of Britain's most respected positive-reinforcement dog trainers and behaviourists.
In 1999, Victoria moved to Manhattan where she co-founded Dog Trainers of New York, a dog training and behavior modification company working primarily with families and educating children on safe and effective dog handling. Her unique background, personal sensitivity and innate training skills quickly made her one of New York City's most sought-after dog trainers. With a particular fondness for rescue animals in need of behavior rehabilitation, she devoted much of her time and energy to a number of the many animal rescue organizations in New York, serving as an advisor and giving regular seminars on the subject of dog rescue, training and rehabilitation.
In 2002 Victoria expanded her business and created Dog Trainers of New Jersey, earning further acclaim as one of the nation's top dog trainers.
For the past 3 years, Victoria has been working with some of Britain's most unruly dogs (and owners!) on her TV show, 'It's Me or the Dog,' counseling families with problem pets and solving their dogs' behavior problems. Her two books ("It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet" and "Fat Dog Slim: How to Have a Healthy, Happy Pet") detail her reward-based training philosophies and give dog owners the keys to a happy, confident pet and relationship: 'Thinking Dog' and learning the power of body language in both owner and dog to develop and maintain the unique bond only a balanced, healthy dog-owner relationship can create.
Source: Victoria Stilwell Official Website.
Casting Call for It's Me or The Dog!
Need Victoria's help?
For casting calls visit Animal Planet's Casting Calls site!
Victoria was one of the judges on the hit series - Greatest American Dog!
Victoria was one of the judges on the reality series, Greatest American Dog. For 10 weeks, pups all over the country were glued to the TV, wondering who would get top dog.
Victoria was one of the distinguished canine critics along with Wendy Diamond and Allan Reznik, with Jarod Miller hosting.
Cool Stuff for Cool Dogs!
Be sure and visit my website - JohannTheDog.com - where you can shop for cool stuff for cool dogs!
We've put together, in one place, all the cool stuff you need for your dog!
Find dog beds, all natural foods and treats, collars, leashes, charms, training and agility gear, vitamins and supplements, books, clothing, toys and more!
And the best part is we donate 10% of our profits to dog rescues and shelters!
Watch Victoria's methods in action!
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