For the current US schedule on Animal Planet, click here. For TV listings in the UK, click here. Partial list of territories and networks airing It's Me or the Dog: Territory Network USA Animal Planet UK Sky 3, Sky Living, Channel 4 Abu Dhabi Ajman Algeria Discovery Andorra Sogecable Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Aruba Read More
It’s nothing to sneeze at, an outbreak of dog flu affecting at least 11 states. After inundating Chicago with flu and bouncing around the country in 2015 into 2016, the H3N2 virus, which arrived from Southeast Asia, took a lower profile. Last month, the virus appeared on radar, and in a big way. The epicenter Read More
Victoria was honored to be the featured guest at the recent NYC Pet Show in Manhattan on May 21, 2011. In its second year, the Pet Show brought together dog lovers and owners from all over the New York metro area to celebrate man's best friend and share tips on how to live a happier, Read More
As the modern dog’s role continues to evolve from that of working dog to companion animal, there is more pressure on all dogs to cope and behave well in an increasingly busy human world.
I don’t participate in competitive dog sports or obedience trials, but I do love watching dogs and their handlers having fun, and appreciate how much time it takes on both sides to become proficient.
I firmly believe that any decent trainer is always learning – we should never feel we know ‘enough’, and I thoroughly enjoy being inspired, educated and challenged by our amazing roster of presenters at this conference year after year. It has developed into one of the most sought-after dog behaviour experiences available in the UK, and I’m incredibly honoured to be able to bring such a diverse, passionate, educated, engaged, and dog-literate group of people together in the name of better understanding our canine companions each June.
Are you living in an apartment and considering a giant breed dog? Read this to learn some tips for a successful living arrangement.
For about a year and a half, I was living in New York City. I went from living in a large house on 2 acres to a small one bedroom apartment near a park. In this three-part article series, I am going to share how I kept agility in my life while living in a Read More
The Greyhound will always hold a special place in my heart. They are a regal, gentle, loving breed. While built for speed, their true gift is their ability to segue from athlete into loving companion and perfect pet!
Why do dogs seem to want to eat everything in sight, whether they’re hungry or not? Science has the answer.
For the third straight year, renowned TV dog behaviour expert Victoria Stilwell has enlisted the help of the world’s top canine behaviour experts, specialists and educators to create the National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference.
I find that new puppy-owners tend to fall into two camps - those who expect too much too soon, and those who expect too little for too long.
How did a set of $25 doggy stairs end up costing me $500? With puppies, mishaps are always possible (if not probable)!
Feeling overwhelmed after bringing home a new puppy? I'm going to call this phenomenon the "post-puppy panic."
Yes, your pet could be affected by vaccinosis. Yet, not all pets that receive vaccinations will develop any form of Vaccine Associated Adverse Event (VAAE) or vaccinosis.
Have you missed seeing 'It's Me or the Dog' on TV? Do you want to get some great training advice from Victoria? Well, now's your chance! Discovery's Hub Network will be airing episodes of 'It's Me or the Dog' from August 17th-22nd. The feature comes as part of the network's 'Bark Week,' a week full of canine Read More
Taking care of a pet for her entire lifespan is a huge responsibility, but there are a few ways to ensure her well-being. 10 Tips for General Animal Care: Physical examination. A veterinarian should examine your dog at least once every 12 months. Do not miss yearly checkups, and keep your dog up-to-date on Read More
For the majority of modern dog owners, choosing the right dog trainer is one of the most important decisions they will have to make regarding their dog. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most difficult decisions to get right. Assuming you have already determined that you need the help of a trained professional Read More
I often use the term "unemployed dogs" to describe four-legged friends who live their lives with little exercise or mental stimulation. While most dogs don't need to be actual "working" dogs, it's a real tragedy when dogs are left alone most of their lives and are rarely given the chance to exercise--mentally or physically. A Read More
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.
We're just beginning to understand the extent of the remarkable bond between dogs and humans. Adding a dog to your life can be a wonderful idea at any age, but it’s not a decision to take lightly. If you’re looking for a new dog for yourself or a family member, it’s important to take your time to find the right dog for your age, health, and lifestyle.
I don’t know why, but October always seems to be one of the busiest months of the year for me. It’s also one of the most fun and rewarding, and this October has not let me down! Between my filming schedule, the Hero Dog Awards in LA, my trip to Savannah for a school and jail dog program visit, a cat training session in Denver for the winner of the InFURvention contest, the APDT conference, ongoing development of new projects, my work with VSPDT, and of course being a wife and mom, it’s been a pretty full few weeks.
Several months ago, I began working behind the scenes with Lennox’s legal team to begin the process of convincing the court system to allow Lennox to be rehomed in the US – a process which I personally am dedicated to overseeing and facilitating. I have personally received the Barnes family’s approval to take Lennox, and while I can only imagine the heartache they would feel at seeing him go, they have said they would prefer him to have a happy life elsewhere rather than see it end next week. My longstanding private offer to absorb all of the cost and organize all of the travel arrangements to transport him at no expense to the Belfast City Council has been with those responsible for making the final decisions regarding Lennox for some time. At this point, however, it appears that the court system is not inclined to accept this offer.
Victoria Stilwell: Hey Steve! We last met up at American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards in L.A. – What have you been up to since then? Steve Dale: I emceed an American Humane Association animal assisted therapy dinner, celebrating the work of many dogs and their volunteer handlers in Denver. I’ve contributed to a couple Read More
In a few days Lennox is scheduled to be destroyed. More and more people are calling for his release and we can only hope that somehow this might happen. There have been numerous legitimate offers from sanctuaries in Southern Ireland and the United States willing to take Lennox, with the knowledge and funding to do Read More
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
Like the tens of thousands of people around the world who have followed the story of Lennox, I was devastated by the recent ruling condemning him to death in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lennox was a well-behaved, registered, perfectly assimilated family pet who was taken from his very responsible and devoted family over a year ago Read More
As much as we love our dogs, there’s no doubt we can always use more safe and effective tips to make caring for them easier and less expensive. There are hundreds of ideas that people can use to do this - everything from cutting shedding by 90% to keeping dogs calm during thunderstorms. These and Read More
After falling in love with a dog that melted your heart at the local shelter or carefully selecting a puppy from the breed-specific rescue, you’re now faced with some very real challenges at home. What’s the quickest path to making your new bundle of joy a member of the family with whom it’s a joy Read More
We have a new foster pup staying with us at the moment – a six month old Chihuahua/min pin mix named Jasmine. She is a joyful soul who loves to play fetch, wrestle with toys and snuggle up when it is time for a nap. She loves her big foster sister Sadie and likes nothing better than to climb on top of her back to sleep or nestle by her side.
How do you say "Thank You" to your dog? If your gratitude this Holiday Season includes your precious pup who faithfully brings so much joy and unconditional love all year long-- show your appreciation by including your dog in the festivities. Say "Thank You" to your kindred canine and make your dog smile. Here are Read More
Victoria will be displaying her unique brand of positive reinforcement dog training to live audiences at this year's Metro Detroit Pet Expo at the Rock Financial Showplace. With appearances scheduled at approximately 2pm and 5pm on Saturday, November 20, 2010, Victoria will work with local rescue dogs, take questions from the audience and be available for Read More
Victoria is pleased to announce a pair of rare Live appearances in New Jersey and New England in mid-October, 2010. Taking a break from her busy filming schedule, Victoria will headline two rare live 'Evening With Victoria' events where she will bring her unique brand of wit, humor, storytelling and dog training expertise to live audiences in the Northeast. "I"m Read More
The second US season of It's Me or the Dog will premiere on Animal Planet in the US on January 2nd, 2010 at 9pm EST. Click here for local listings.
Since 2005, Victoria Stilwell has been working with the world’s most unruly dogs (and owners!) on her international smash hit TV show, It’s Me or the Dog, which airs in the U.S. on Animal Planet and over 100 other countries. Produced by Shed Media US (Supernanny, Marriage Ref, Real Housewives of NYC), the show features Read More