Victoria profiled in TIME Magazine

Victoria was profiled in a recent TIME Magazine article entitled "Dog Training and the Myth of Alpha-Male Dominance."  In the article, Victoria helps highlight the differences between traditional dominance-based methods and her brand of positive reinforcement philosophies.  Representatives of the AVMA, AVSAB and two It's Me or the Dog alums weighed in as well.  Also discussed in the piece are Victoria's new global network of positive reinforcement dog trainers (Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training) and her newly-launched Positively Podcast series.

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  • JOANNE GILROY

    NEED SOME ADVICE REGARDING MY POODLE, SAMMY LEE. HE IS VERY PROTECTIVE OF ME, BUT SOMETIMES GETS VERY AGGRESIVE WITH MY SISTER WHO LIVES WITH ME, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY. HE ACTUALLY LEAPS ON THEM AND SEEMS TO HAVE THE INTENT TO BITE. THIS GENERALLY OCCURS UPON EXITING THE HOME OR SOMETIMES JUST STANDING UP FROM THEIR SEATS.
    HE ALSO LOVES TO BARK. WE NEVER HAD ANY TROUBLE WHEN WE FIRST BROUGHT HIM HOME FROM THE PET SHOP, BUT SEEMS HE HAS GOTTEN WORSE THE LONGER HE HAS BEEN WITH US. i DID GO BACK TO WORK A FEW MONTHS AFTER OBTAINING HIM. hE IS GENERALLY A VERY LOVING DOG. HE WANTS TO BE WITH ME CONSTANTLY, WHICH I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH. HE EVEN LAYS IN MY LAP TO BE CLOSE TO ME. I KNOW HE LOVES ME VERY MUCH, AND I LOVE HIM VERY MUCH ALSO. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME ADVICE ON HOW TO BREAK HIM OF THESE TROUBLING PROBLEMS. SOMETIMES WHEN WE ARE IN BED, AS HE SLEEPS WITH ME, AND HE IS AT THE FOOT OF THE BED, I MIIGHT MOVE A LITTLE, OR MAKE A MOTION, AND HE JUMPS TOWARD ME WITH MALICE. I BELIEVE HE PROBABLY THINKS I AM GETTING UP AND LEAVING HIM. BUT SOMETIMES HE SCARES ME WITH HIS TEETH. THE NEXT MINUTE OR SECONDS AND HE WILL BE KISSING ME AND LAYING BY ME. THE SAME THING GOES WHEN HE IS ATTACKING MY SISTER, AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW THERE HE GOES KISSING HER.
    THIS IS VERY STRANG TO ME. I HAVE HAD NUMBEROUS BLACK POODLES, BUT THIS ON IS SO DIFFERENT I N HIS ACTOPMS. BUT DOES MAKE UP FOR IT IN OTHER WAYS. HELP. I LVE YOUR SHOW AND WATCH IT OFTEN, SO I KNOW THAT THE FAULT PROBABLY LIES WITH ME.

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