Born and raised in Wimbledon, England, Victoria Stilwell is one of the world's most recognized and respected dog trainers. She is best known for her role as the star of Animal Planet's hit TV series It's Me or the Dog, through which she is able to share her insight and passion for positive reinforcement dog Read More
Victoria joined host Erika Hill on CNN's HLN this week to discuss the story of the woman who whose dogs are accused of mauling and killing her.
Victoria Stilwell has launched her first publicly-available online course entitled "Inside Your Dog's Mind." Available worldwide on Udemy, this 3-hour course follows Victoria as she delves deep into the way our dogs think, feel and learn.
Victoria is hosting dog lovers from around the world on an exclusive 7-day Caribbean cruise this December where she will meet, mingle and share her experiences and expertise with fellow cruise guests.
Victoria was joined by her husband and Victoria Stilwell Academy CEO for a Facebook Live chat to discuss what VSA is, why they started it, and how prospective students can enroll. Check it out below or on her Facebook page:
Our first class of students are past the halfway point in their Dog Trainer Course, registration is underway for VSA’s next US-based class this fall, and spaces are quickly filling up in our first UK-based class this September. And we’re just getting started!
"I set out to create a school with the hope of designing the most well-rounded, exciting dog training curriculum out there," says founder Victoria Stilwell of the Academy, "and based on the feedback we're getting from students, we've achieved exactly that."
Victoria and Holly Firfer chat with Shannoncourt Pet Care founder Shannon Spooner about Victoria's upcoming seminar in Ontario.
Victoria will be bringing her renowned "Inside Your Dog's Mind" seminar to Canada in Spring 2016. Hosted by Arf'ul Good and ShannonCourt Pet Care, this one day event will be held at the Cornwall Civic Complex in Ontario, Canada on April 30, 2016.
At long last, I am thrilled to announce the official launch of the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training and Behavior!
On the first evening of the Hau Hau Champion Event, Victoria will be performing her live show. As an attendee, you have a rare opportunity to get your dog training question answered by Victoria, live!
Celebrity Dog Trainer Victoria Stilwell Introduces the UK’s First National Dog Bite Prevention Week, June 7th-14th
In response to the reports of dog bites which continue to drive news cycles in cities across the country, renowned dog trainer and behaviour expert, Victoria Stilwell from Channel 4’s It’s Me or the Dog introduces the UK’s first National Dog Bite Prevention Week, June 7th-14th.
Victoria was featured on HLN, where she talked about preventing dog bites, just in time for Dog Bite Prevention Week. With more than 4 million dog bites occurring just last year, it's critical that this important information becomes common knowledge.
Victoria was featured on HLN News Now, where she discussed the #PetResolutions campaign, and answered questions from fans and viewers about their pet's resolutions. She was joined by Daisy, a therapy dog for special needs children and who has been featured as the poster-pup for #PetResolutions. The segment talked about a dog's exercise needs, featured funny video Read More
Finland, here I come! I'm thrilled to be a part of the Hau-Hau Champion Event in August 2015.
Victoria was recently featured on the Weather Channel's morning show, AMHQ, where she talked about thunderstorm phobia.
Do you have a dog training issue you wish you could talk to Victoria about? Do you wish she could see your dog's behavior firsthand? Well, now's your chance!
Victoria was featured on HLN, where she and Atlanta-based veterinarian Dr. Duffy Jones talked about the heartworm and flea/tick preventative, Trifexis. While some pet owners have reported that their pets have had adverse reactions to the drug, Victoria and Dr. Jones say that the drug is considered safe for use on your pets. However, you should always Read More
Victoria Stilwell was among the first to arrive at the scene of a massive puppy mill bust, helping liberate over 500 dogs and puppies from a lifetime of suffering and neglect.
Summer is here, which brings with it beautiful weather, warm temperatures, and lots of fun in the sun. While summertime is a great season for dogs and humans to relax and enjoy the outdoors, there always seem to be too many terrible heat-related tragedies that occur. Check out my top tips for keeping your dog Read More
Victoria was featured on the Weather Channel's morning show, America's Morning Headquarters (AMHQ), where she had the chance to spend time with adoptable puppies from the Atlanta Humane Society. Many families choose to bring home a new puppy over the summer since the kids are home from school and everyone has more time to integrate Read More
May 18th-24th is Dog Bite Prevention Week, and Victoria is heading to Washington, D.C. to take part in a press conference at the National Press Club on Thursday, May 15th. She is teaming up with the National Dog Bite Prevention Coalition, which includes State Farm, the U.S. Postal Service, American Humane Association, American Society for Read More
TV dog trainer is teaming up with the National Dog Bite Prevention Coalition, which includes the U.S. Postal Service, State Farm, American Humane Association, American Society for Reconstructive MicroSurgery, Insurance Information Institute and Prevent the Bite, to raise awareness about the importance of educating the public about responsible dog ownership and dog safety.
Victoria was recently featured on Hallmark Channel's morning show, Home & Family, where she and renowned veterinarian Dr. Kwane Stewart discussed the moral, behavioral, and health benefits of spaying and neutering. The two also talked about Zeuterin, the newest dog neutering procedure that has recently been approved for use in the United States. At the Read More
Zeuterin – what is it and what is all the fuss about? Zeuterin is an injectable sterilization product that is labeled for use on male dogs between 3 and 10 months of age. This sounds great, right? Sterilization without surgery? Any product that could potentially decrease the number of stray pets is fantastic. But hold Read More
Victoria was featured on HLN with Sgt. Paul Corso and D.S. Jason Cotton of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's K-9 Unit. They debuted sneak peeks of footage from an upcoming web series on the new Positively website, talked about the bond between handlers and their canine partners, and even demonstrated some obedience and bite work. Click Read More
Finally! As a world-renowned dog trainer famous for being the torchbearer of positive training methods on TV, Victoria Stilwell is regularly bombarded with questions, but one question in particular has a most familiar ring to her. "Yes, I'd say without a doubt one of the most frequently asked questions by people on my website, Facebook Read More
Victoria Stilwell constantly promotes the power of positive training methods through the many platforms she has developed during her career as a well-known dog trainer. Now she is taking her commitment to helping people and their dogs to a whole new level with the announcement of a new line of dog training products specifically designed by Victoria herself to help dog owners around the world. With her Positively Training Treats, Positively No-Pull Harness, and Positively Double-Connection Leash, Victoria aims to help dog owners tackle some of the most commonly-encountered dog behavior problems.
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Christmas decorations are already lighting up homes and businesses, and I even ran into Santa Claus at the mall! The holidays are a wonderful time to spend time with family and friends, but they can also be a challenging time when you have pets. Anxious or reactive dogs are especially prone to stress during the holidays. Here are eight tips for keeping your dog safe and stress-free this holiday season.
Victoria was featured on "News Now" with Mike Galanos on HLN, where she worked with a dog aggressive Jack Russell terrier named Sadie Mae, and a timid shepherd mix named Angelina. The two dogs met on-camera for the first time, and Victoria walked Mike through the two dogs' body language and the signals to look Read More
Victoria joined anchor Mike Galanos on HLN this week, where she answered questions from viewers about how to solve common behavioral problems such as jumping, begging, and peeing in the house. She also gave her top 5 training tips for training a new puppy, and even spent some quality time on-camera with one of the Read More
October is "Adopt a Shelter Dog" month, and you're likely hearing all the reasons why you should bring home a new addition to the family. But are you ready for the commitment and responsibility of a new dog? Have you done your research yet? Check out Victoria's top ten questions to ask yourself before you add a new dog to your home.
Victoria Stilwell Book Review: The Pet Professionals Guild. Victoria Stilwell, star of the hit Animal Planet TV show, It's Me or the Dog, and CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training, unleashes the power of Positive Reinforcment training with her new book, Train Your Dog Positively (TYDP). Stilwell, the passionately vocal dog training expert, delivers Read More
Help celebrate the launch of Victoria Stilwell's new Instagram page by tagging photos & videos of happy dogs #PositivelyDog, and automatically be entered into a contest to win Positively packages personalized by Victoria herself!
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet Victoria in person, learn about cutting-edge training concepts and techniques, and share in Victoria's passion for promoting safe, balanced, relationship-building with dogs based on mutual trust, respect and love.
ictoria was featured in the “Personal Journal” section of the July 9, 2013 issue of The Wall Street Journal.
In the feature entitled “Burning Question: What Signals a Dog Is About to Attack?” Victoria gave her expert advice on how to read dog behavior and what to do in the case of an attack. Victoria stated, “Most dog attacks are perfect storms of human failure that could have been prevented.”
Victoria was featured in a live segment on the Mr. Mom with David Marin Show KSCO, which aired on June 28, 2013.
During the segment, Victoria gave advice on safety precautions to take when owning a dog and having young kids. Victoria stated, “You have to see what you as a parent can deal with and how you can educate your children to be safe around dogs. Parents and kids need to be able to understand K-9 language. There should always be active supervision.”
Victoria was featured in the “Pets” section of Examiner.com, which went live on June 21, 2013. In the feature entitled, “Victoria Stilwell speaks out about dog attacks and more,” Victoria gave her expert advice on to how to deal with aggressive dogs following a recent fatal dog attack on June 18, 2013.
Victoria recently conducted her very first webinar, a 1.5 hour webinar with Dogington Post. She discussed her positive training philosophy, the science behind positive training, and debunks the "alpha dog" myth. In addition, you'll get the answers to commonly asked questions about positive training and learn the important differences between positive training methods and the more traditional punitive methods.