Victoria and Holly are joined on the Positively Hotline by Victoria's vet, Dr. Duffy Jones, as they talk about canine halitosis and why/how to brush your dog's teeth. Also discussed, Holly's trip to the upper midwest, Victoria's emceeing of the Dog Jog, Halloween recap, upcoming live shows and more. Ask Victoria questions include: potty training Read More
There’s a lot of negative talk about using food in training. Even when people are prepared to use it in a class or at home, they often refuse to carry it when taking the training 'on the road'. Comments include; it’s bribery; I want the dog to work for me; the dog ‘knows’ what I Read More
Join Victoria and her co-host (and It's Me or the Dog alum) Holly Firfer as they discuss everything from the hottest dog-related topics of the day to the inside scoop from the set of It's Me or the Dog and everything in between. A fun, and informative look into Victoria's life and work, the Positively Read More
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
When I first started training dogs I was thrown into the deep end. I had run a successful dog walking business in Wimbledon, but didn’t handle many dogs who had a bite history.
Looking for a bright spot to end your week? Every Friday at 5pm ET, dog behavior expert Victoria Stilwell, Heather Paul from State Farm®, the Hallmark Channel's Larissa Wohl, and hero therapy dog Aladdin (with his fur mom, Michele) will bring a dose of fun into your home with celebrity guests and their pets. Register Read More
The science behind why training an emergency recall with P+ (punishment such as a shock collar) is never preferable to using R+ (reinforcement, such as a treat or affection).