Tag Archives: dog training

New Year’s Dog Diet Resolution: “I resolve that my dog will eat better in the new year!”

Posted on: January 2, 2012 - 4 Comments

New Year's Dog Diet Resolution: "I resolve that my dog will eat better in the new year!" Why not get on the “green dog bandwagon” and give your dog the new year’s gift that will last a lifetime? Your dog will be ecstatic about this resolution! If you're having trouble sifting through all of the Read More

A Conversation with Victoria Stilwell

Posted on: October 28, 2011 - 2 Comments

In my recently published interview, Victoria Stilwell discusses the major differences in dog training methods... and explains why "methods matter" to all pet parents and to every dog. Victoria goes directly to the heart of a "hot" issue in dog training that is too often misrepresented to people searching for help with their beloved pup. Read More

Win a free copy of the new Marley and Me movie on DVD

Posted on: August 19, 2011 - 58 Comments

I loved Marley and Me.  The book and the movie.  Made me laugh, cry, commiserate and celebrate.  How about you? Well guess what:  there's a new prequel out in stores now:  Marley & Me: The Puppy Years went on sale this week, and I have a few copies to give away to fans who share Read More

Victoria on WGN Petcast Radio

Posted on: August 18, 2011 - 3 Comments

Victoria joined host and Positively Blogger Steve Dale on the WGN Radio's popular 'Petcast' radio show to discuss American Humane's Pet Meets Baby contest and safe dog-child handling. For more information about how to win free merchandise from Victoria in the Pet Meets Baby sweepstakes, click here. Listen to the interview: [mp3player width=250 height=50 config=fmp_jw_widget_config.xml Read More

Embracing Empathy

Posted on: August 10, 2011 - 6 Comments

My rabbit sprayed urine in my face this morning. Now what on earth does this have to do with dog training you may ask?  Hear me out.  So after cleaning my face, swallowing my frustration that while I was reaching in to feed my rabbits their beloved pellet breakfast, Smokey decided to spray me in Read More

Victoria Named Lead Judge for Hero Dog Awards

Posted on: April 7, 2011 - No Comments

Victoria is honored to announce that she has been named by the American Humane Association to lead a panel of expert judges for the first annual Hero Dog Awards.  The Hero Dog Awards contest, underway now at www.herodogawards.org, recognizes the powerful relationship between dogs and people and celebrates the many benefits of animals and people Read More

Why BSL Doesn’t Work

Posted on: April 6, 2011 - 82 Comments

I am a mother. I am also a dog owner and dog trainer who has committed my life to helping people find the most effective, humane and responsible way to live in harmony with their dogs while also affording them the respect they deserve. Over thousands of years, these beautiful creatures have gradually been domesticated Read More

Top 10 Things to Teach Your Dog

Posted on: March 17, 2011 - 11 Comments

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

Top 10 Gifts That Last a Lifetime

Posted on: January 4, 2011 - 4 Comments

The lingering aroma of hot cider, eggnog, and evergreen, sparkling lights that brightened each night, and my great hope for a wonderful new year, stir me to share a list of “gifts” that can enhance the quality of every dog’s life. Your thoughtful choices make a big difference-- from adoption to the twilight days. 1. Read More

When and Why to Train Your Puppy

Posted on: October 24, 2010 - 18 Comments

Q. What are some of the benefits of training my dog?           A. Training the dog you love is one of the best ways to develop a great relationship with your dog that will last a lifetime. Additionally, training makes home life more manageable and fun for you both! Some dogs grow up to be angels Read More

Victoria Trains for Oprah Magazine

Posted on: September 21, 2010 - 2 Comments

Victoria worked with Oprah Magazine to provide a training session to Oprah reader Megan Wargula and her two border terriers.  The session was part of Oprah's ongoing 'May We Help You' series where lifestyle experts are recruited to oversee different types of makeovers.  In Megan's case, she needed help with constant whining/barking, jumping up and Read More

The Mystery of the Yellow Pillow Case

Posted on: March 1, 2010 - 3 Comments

"CHESTER," THE CHESAPEAKE BAY RETRIEVER in my office must have weighed 100 pounds, with a head the size of an oven. He'd been brought in for "Dominance  Aggression," according to his owner. It seems he'd been growling at the family, along with leaping up on the bed whenever he heard the word "NO!", and lifting Read More