Episode Guide

Below is a list of all It's Me Or The Dog episodes, and their descriptions: Territory Season Ep# Title Air Date Description UK 1 101 Jimi & Duke 8/31/2005 Victoria helps a family of desperate pet owners get their misbehaving dogs Jimi and Duke under control.  She meets a couple whose house has been taken Read More

Positively Dog Training Episode 105

In this very special episode, Victoria and Holly are joined briefly by Victoria's daughter, Alex, who talks about her summer activities and future career plans. Other topics discussed include: They also discuss the Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training program as Victoria prepares for another trainer evaluation day. Victoria' attendance at the upcoming AVMA conference. Victoria Read More

Positively Dog Training Episode 101

In this inaugural edition of Victoria Stilwell's Positively Podcast, Victoria and her co-host Holly Firfer describe what the podcast series is all about. Topics in this episode include: How Victoria met Holly during the filming of her It's Me or the Dog episode entitled "Monstrous Mutts." Victoria's upcoming attendance at North Carolina's Puppy Mill Awareness Read More

Everyone is an Expert These Days!

There is no quicker way to cause an internet fight than to ask a dog behavior question on a board comprised of regular dog parents. The responses will range from the absurd to the dangerous.

Myth vs Fact

There is a fierce debate raging in the dog training world between traditional dominance and punishment-based trainers and the positive training movement. Common Dog Training Myths: There is more than one way to train a dog. Positive training methods don’t work on 'red zone' dogs. Dogs only 'respect' leaders who assert their 'dominance.' Positive trainers Read More

TV

Jump to: It’s Me or the Dog Greatest American Dog DogTV Dogs Might Fly Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs Victoria Stilwell's work on television as a dog trainer and pet behavior expert has provided an opportunity for her to share her passion for building relationships with our dogs based on the latest in behavioral science and Read More

Using Positive Reinforcement on Dogs vs People

Everyone knows I use positive reinforcement in my dog training. You’re probably sick of hearing me go on about it. But an issue that comes up more frequently than you might think is the idea of using positive reinforcement in the human side of dog training – and let’s be honest, the human aspect is the biggest part. The dogs are usually pretty easy – it’s the humans that need the most help!

How the Legal System Failed Lennox

Today people all over the world will be lighting candles in honor of Lennox, who, if the courts have their way, will be put to death in less than a week by Belfast City Council.   I have become personally involved in this case, both as an expert and as an advocate for decency and humanity.  Read More

How Important Are Vaccines?

In our industry, the discussion about vaccines has been raging.  The debate is centered on which vaccines to use and how often to vaccinate pets to ensure that they be protected against many deadly diseases.  Even though there is controversy surrounding vaccines, few will debate the benefit that vaccines have brought to the veterinary field.  Read More

Can Spaying Make Dog Behavior Worse?

On an episode of “It’s Me or the Dog,” Victoria Stilwell tackled the problem of a bull terrier that exhibited mounting behavior. The first solution was to send the dog for a time-out when he mounted. However, the mounting was so severe that the trainer finally recommended neutering, which solved the problem. This case raises Read More

Welcome to Positively!

Hello and welcome to the new online home of positive reinforcement dog training!  I’ve been planning the development of this website ever since it became clear to me that a unified voice was needed to help let the public know that there’s a better way to train their dogs… Positively! For the past five years, Read More

Positively Contributors

Victoria Stilwell Positively is honored to have the following distinguished guest bloggers contributing regularly to this site.  World-class behaviorists, trainers and veterinarians are among those blogging, as well as some amazing individuals representing organizations and movements helping to make the world a better place for both dogs and people. Here you will get a unique Read More