Posted on: December 19, 2017 - No Comments
K9 officer Shawn Humphreys talks with Victoria and Holly about the world of police dog training, its challenges, and the changes he’s noticing with his move towards more positive training. Also, new VSA course dates, how to find a licensed trainer as well as leash-walking and separation anxiety issues.
Posted on: April 29, 2015 - No Comments
Click here to read the April 2015 Edition of the Positively Newsletter.
Posted on: November 19, 2014 - No Comments
The iCalmDog music player for dogs is now available in the Positively online store. This paw-sized portable music player comes with 4 hours of Through A Dog's Ear's clinically-tested music and is designed to reduce anxiety. Also available is a library of music and training protocols designed by Victoria Stilwell to combat separation anxiety, aggression and noise phobias.
Posted on: September 29, 2014 - No Comments
Andrew Dost is a multi-instrumentalist for the band 'fun.', a rock trio that has topped the charts with songs like 'We are Young' and 'Some Nights'. The Grammy winner is now performing and composing music specially created for DogTV.
Posted on: January 18, 2014 - 17 Comments
Separation anxiety is one of the most difficult behavior problems to deal with in dogs because successful modification relies on people being present at all times during what can be a long training process. It is a hugely important problem to solve, both for dog and owner, as separation anxiety is one of the main Read More
Posted on: January 15, 2014 - No Comments
While nuisance behaviors like barking, jumping, and nipping can be troublesome, they generally do not carry the same damaging potential of some more serious behavior problems like aggression and separation anxiety. If you have a dog that suffers from a more severe behavioral issue, the best thing you can do is to avoid the use Read More
Posted on: December 17, 2013 - 6 Comments
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
Posted on: October 3, 2013 - 9 Comments
Separation Anxiety? What You Can Do. Dogs are social creatures and can over-attach to a pet parent or canine housemate and become habituated to continual contact. When left alone these dogs may experience what is akin to a panic attack in humans. A well-structured change in routine may break the cycle of anxiety if practiced Read More
Posted on: December 4, 2012 - No Comments
Dogs Today editor Beverley Cuddy calls the Positively hotline to discuss everything from how the book 50 Shades of Grey relates to dog training to the battle between dominance positive training. Also, new Ask Victoria questions.
Posted on: February 8, 2012 - 4 Comments
ABC's 20/20 is looking for New York area dogs that suffer from separation anxiety to be featured on TV and receive help from renowned dog expert Victoria Stilwell. Entries now being considered.
Posted on: September 7, 2011 - 1 Comment
I love Nicole Wilde. She is such a lovely woman and a true powerhouse in our collective quest to promote positive training at the expense of dominance and fear-based methods. I first met her several years ago when she stopped by our house in Atlanta for some dinner while she was in town for one Read More
Posted on: June 28, 2011 - No Comments
In my recent article for The Bark magazine (available on newstands now), separation anxiety was the question of the day: Reader's Question: Charley, a rescued three year-old Lab who’d spent his entire life in an outdoor kennel, was scared of everything when we first got him. He’s been with us for eight months and now, Read More
Posted on: November 22, 2010 - 12 Comments
Canine behavior specialists deal with fear issues, aggression issues, and everything in between. Most would agree, however, that separation anxiety can be one of the most difficult behavior problems to solve. Not only do separation issues present in challenging ways and sometimes to a severe degree, but the success of any rehabilitation program depends largely Read More
Posted on: July 26, 2010 - 2 Comments
In this episode, Victoria and Holly discuss: Victoria's recent travels to the UK for the Dogs Trust Awards. Her trip to San Diego for Petapalooza. Her upcoming plans to be in New York City for the upcoming season of It's Me or the Dog. The inside scoop on the behind the scenes of what goes Read More
Posted on: December 23, 2009 - No Comments
Separation Distress Syndrome or SDS (Steven R. Lindsay 2005) is one of the most difficult behaviour problems to deal with in dogs because successful modification relies on owners being present at all times during what can be a long training process. Dogs and humans have a mutual need to form social attachments, and while dogs Read More