Tag Archives: positively contributors

Fleeing the Fort McMurray Wildfire [Our Evacuation “Tail”]

Posted on: July 27, 2016 - No Comments

May 3, 2016: Our home, the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, an approximate 90,000 people, are under a mandatory evacuation. We all had to leave, with the exception to those who were fighting this raging beast and leading us all to safety. This day will be forever burned into my memory.

Dog Training is Like Your Retirement Account, an Investment

Posted on: August 5, 2015 - No Comments

You will see the returns of your effort by sticking with the program for the long haul. If we want to see a change in our dog’s behavior we have to do the work, simple as that.

Tim Link

Posted on: December 5, 2013 - No Comments

Tim Link is an author, writer, speaker and nationally syndicated radio show host. Tim has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows including: Associated Press                     “FOX & Friends”    "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” “Better Mornings Atlanta”    “Good Day Atlanta”            People Magazine’s People Pets Read More

Kevin Lowery

Posted on: November 15, 2013 - 3 Comments

Kevin Lowery is a dog trainer in the Greater Metro Atlanta area. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. He’s had a passion for canine behavior since childhood. Kevin combines his educational background and years of experience with dogs to develop creative and reliable ways to teach and Read More

Dr. Paula Bloom

Posted on: October 8, 2013 - No Comments

Through her training and work on suicide hotlines, community mental health centers, medical and psychiatric units, Dr. Paula Bloom realized that she knew far more about mental illness than mental health. This inspired her to immerse herself in the fields of positive psychology and resilience. She now focuses on helping others find a greater sense of joy, Read More

Sam Wike

Posted on: April 9, 2013 - No Comments

Sam Wike was born and raised in NJ, continually surrounding by dogs while growing up. His father's preference was always German Shepherd Dogs and they were of varied personalities. The earliest GSD in Sam's life was his father's favorite, Lissa. She was truly a one person dog, belonging heart and soul to his father. She Read More

Patrick Mahaney

Posted on: April 4, 2013 - No Comments

Dr. Patrick Mahaney is a veterinarian and certified veterinary acupuncturist providing services to Los Angeles-based clients both on a house call and in-clinic basis.  Dr. Mahaney’s unique approach integrating eastern and western medical perspectives has evolved into a concierge house call practice, California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc.  Additionally, Dr. Mahaney offers holistic treatment for canine Read More

Laurie Hess

Posted on: March 12, 2013 - No Comments

Dr. Laurie Hess (www.LaurieHessDVM.com) is only one of approximately 150 veterinarians in the world board-certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian (bird) Medicine. She is the owner of the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics, the only all-bird/exotic animal hospital in Westchester County, NY, and the surrounding areas, and the only American Read More

J. Nichole Smith

Posted on: September 11, 2012 - No Comments

Dog is Good®: co-founder dane + dane studios: world class pet photography + design: founder J.Nichole Smith is an artist first and foremost, specializing in photography + graphic design. Nichole has also has answered to the title of author, creative director, consultant, partner, editor, business owner and marketer but she is probably best described as Read More

Jennifer Arnold

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Jennifer Arnold is Founder and Executive Director of Canine Assistants, located in Milton, Georgia.  Founded in 1991, Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization that teaches service dogs to assist children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure conditions, or other special needs.  Jennifer first recognized the need for this program when she was sixteen years Read More

Amy Sandmann

Posted on: September 2, 2011 - No Comments

Amy Sandmann is a Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer who resides in Minnesota.    She is passionate about getting dogs and their people outside and moving no matter the weather. Having studied exercise and it's  positive effects on both human and canine  Amy helps owners think "outside the box" when it comes to exercise with their Read More

Susan Kendrick

Posted on: June 14, 2011 - No Comments

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Judy Luther

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Steve Dale

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Steve Dale, certified dog and cat behavior consultant, reaches more pet owners than any other pet journalist in America. Steve writes a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column (Tribune Media Services); he’s a contributing editor at USA Weekend and host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute. He’s also a Read More

Lisa Spector

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Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. By combining her passion for music with her love of dogs, she co-created Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to relieve anxiety issues in dogs. As co-founder of Through a Dog’s Ear and the pianist on the music series, she has appeared on the Read More

Linda Michaels, MA Psychology

Posted on: September 1, 2010 - No Comments

A long-time devoted practitioner of the Positive Reinforcement method of training, Linda Michaels provides behavioral modification therapeutic treatment to puppies and dogs of all ages, personalities, and temperaments.  Linda also teaches basic and advanced obedience, as well as socialization skills and desensitization techniques. She believes that proper communication is the foundation for happy pet-parenting and Read More

Positively Contributors

Posted on: December 30, 2009 - No Comments

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

Emma Judson

Posted on: December 29, 2009 - No Comments

Emma Judson has over a decade’s experience resolving behaviour problems in dogs through her extensive work with foster, rescue and her own dogs.  She has worked with a variety of breeds and myriad problems. Emma is passionate about positive reward based training and likes to take a holistic approach to solving problems, looking at the Read More

Beverley Cuddy

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Beverley has been dog mad since she was a kid, and since 1990 she has been the Editor of Dogs Today magazine, which is an independent publication. It is aimed at anyone who loves dogs – particularly those who are compassionate and enquiring as there is a lot to read. “We are lucky to have Read More

Kim Alboum

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Kim Alboum is North Carolina state director for The Humane Society of the United States. Prior to joining The HSUS in October 2009, she was a vice president with Willis HRH, a large employee benefit broker consulting company. Alboum has broad experience working for animals. Since 2005, she has served as volunteer coordinator and later Read More

Dr. Duffy Jones, DVM

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Dr. Duffy Jones is a native of the Atlanta area.  He attended the University of Notre Dame where he received a Bachelor of Science degree and later the Tufts University of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, from which he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  After that, Dr. Jones completed a one-year rotating internship Read More

Scott Amsel, D.V.M.

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Dr. Amsel was born into and raised in a medical family on Long Island, New York. He has lived in California since 1978 and in the Los Angeles area since 1986. During his undergraduate college years, Scott pursued an interest in both biology and radio production while spending all his spare time scuba diving. Prior Read More

Bill McFarlin

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Most of my life I have been around animals. I learned to watch the animals from my dad who trained Quarter horses and bird dogs. He is a avid quail hunter he has trained many bird dogs, over the years of being around him I picked up many tips and systems for dog training. We Read More

Karen Pryor

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Karen Pryor is the CEO of Karen Pryor Clickertraining and Karen Pryor Academy. Karen is an active, leading spokesperson and teacher for effective force-free training across the globe. Her work with dolphins in the 1960's revolutionized animal training by pioneering and popularizing force-free training methods based on operant conditioning and the conditioned reinforcer. Karen’s 40 Read More

James O’Heare

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James O’Heare, CABC, PABC, is the President of The Companion Animal Sciences Institute (www.CASInstitute.com), Director of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (www.AssociationofAnimalBehaviorProfessionals.com), editor of the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and owner of BehaveTech Publishing (www.BehaveTech.com). His personal web site is at www.JamesOHeare.com. James has studied psychology and animal behavior extensively, with an Read More

Sophia Yin

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The late Dr. Sophia Yin, a veterinarian and applied animal behaviorist, had one primary goal in life—to improve our understanding of animals and their behavior so that we can care for them and enjoy our time with them better. A 1993 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Yin is the author of Read More

Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman

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Professor, Section Head and Program Director, Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine North Grafton, Massachusetts Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman is one of the world’s most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists.  He grew-up in England and trained to be a vet in Scotland.  At the age of 26, he became Read More