Tag Archives: VSPDT

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.

Positively Dog Training Episode 404

Posted on: May 10, 2015 - No Comments

Victoria and Holly talk about Holly’s interesting experience sitting next to a military working dog on her flight. State Farm Arson Dog Program Coordinator Heather Paul joins the show to chat about Victoria’s ‘Arson Dogs’ series and upcoming Arson Awareness Week. And Victoria answers some tricky ‘Ask Victoria’ questions.

Five Good Reasons to Call a Trainer (None of Which Are Failure)

Posted on: January 12, 2015 - 2 Comments

If you're like me, you grew up thinking that to call a dog trainer was to admit defeat—you were capable of training your dog or you didn't deserve to have one. If you're like me, you're also wrong, because there are lots of good reasons to work with a certified dog trainer (none of which are Read More

Positively Success Story: Inky

Posted on: November 2, 2014 - No Comments

One evening in December 2011, my wife, Karen, was picking up our lab Lily from day care and noticed a scruffy little black mutt in the corner of a pen. His name was Inky and he needed a home. Karen was told that Inky had been a stray puppy, that he and his brother had Read More

Positively Success Story: Scarlett

Posted on: October 1, 2014 - 1 Comment

After losing my longtime canine companions, I decided to bring a new dog into our home when the time was right. I was looking for an older pup who was already trained and a breed that did not have many well-known health issues. I like to say that I found Scarlett but I really think Read More

Puppy High School

Posted on: September 10, 2014 - No Comments

Thankfully, many people know and understand that puppies need lots of training, socialization, and focus on creating good impulse control when they are younger. But many stop at a few puppy classes, and don’t continue through adolescence. This could have dire consequences later on, when the puppy becomes a teenager and starts developing bad habits Read More

VSPDTs Offer Loose Leash Walking Course

Posted on: May 21, 2014 - No Comments

Do you have a dog that pulls on the leash? It's a common problem facing dog owners today. Two Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainers (VSPDTs)--Dale Ward and Daniela Cardillo--have teamed up to offer a loose-leash walking course for both dog trainers and dog owners. Register Now. *Use promo code EARLY10 to receive a 10% discount Read More

VSPDT Holds Dog and Baby Safety Class

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New Jersey-based VSPDT Dee Broton, founder of Holistic Behavior Solutions, is conducting an educational series next month to help child caretakers learn how to keep dogs and babies happy and safe before, during, and after a baby's developmental stages. The event will include refreshments and a prize raffle, and will take place on Thursday, May Read More

VSPDT Holds Dog and Baby Safety Class

Posted on: April 27, 2014 - 1 Comment

New Jersey-based VSPDT Dee Broton, founder of Holistic Behavior Solutions, is conducting an educational series next month to help child caretakers learn how to keep dogs and babies happy and safe before, during, and after a baby's developmental stages. The event will include refreshments and a prize raffle, and will take place on Thursday, May Read More

VSPDTs Offer Loose Leash Walking Course

Posted on: February 17, 2014 - No Comments

Do you have a dog that pulls on the leash? It's a common problem facing dog owners today. Two Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainers (VSPDTs)--Dale Ward and Daniela Cardillo--have teamed up to offer a loose-leash walking course for both dog trainers and dog owners. Register Now. *Use promo code EARLY10 to receive a 10% discount Read More

Become a VSPDT Trainer

Posted on: January 15, 2014 - No Comments

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Find a VSPDT Trainer

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VSPDT

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While her filming and professional schedule unfortunately prevent her from making private house calls, Victoria has responded to the dog-owning public's ever-growing need for more positive training professionals by creating a global network of hand-picked, world-class positive trainers – Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training (VSPDT). Victoria herself personally oversees the recruitment of the very best Read More

How To Choose A Good Dog Trainer

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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

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Book VSPDT Phone Consultation & Get Free Personalized Book!

Posted on: August 22, 2013 - 2 Comments

For a limited time, book a phone or skype consulation with a VSPDT and receive a free personalized copy of Victoria's latest book, "Train Your Dog Positively." These consultations are a fantastic way to speak directly with one of the world's top dog trainers from the comfort of your own home. Book now to take Read More

Xena the Abused Puppy Trained Positively

Posted on: July 27, 2013 - 1 Comment

Xena is a pitbull mix whose amazing transformation from a neglected, emaciated puppy to a thriving companion dog for Jonny, a boy with autism, has made national headlines. The bond between Jonny and Xena is incredible.

The New VSPDT Phone Consultation Program – Talk to a VSPDT Trainer!

Posted on: May 25, 2013 - 4 Comments

Victoria Stilwell Positively has made its global network of world-class dog trainers available to every person in the world who is looking for science-based, professional help with their dogs via the new VSPDT Phone Consultation Program.

Phone Consultations

Posted on: May 7, 2013 - No Comments

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

Snowshoeing with VSPDT Trainer Louisa Morrissey and Her Dogs

Posted on: March 5, 2013 - No Comments

I'm not much of a skier (learned too late, much too cautious, etc), but I do love being in ski-country during the winter. Last year, I visited Aspen, Colorado and spent some awesome days hanging out with avalanche dogs, sled dogs, the Aspen Animal Shelter, and learning about the very cool sport of ski-joring with Read More

My Busy October!

Posted on: October 22, 2012 - No Comments

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.

What I Learned on my European Tour – Part 1

Posted on: August 16, 2012 - 5 Comments

Earlier this summer, I toured around Europe for over a month. The official reason for the trip was a series of live events and training seminars, and while those events were awesome, my time abroad ended up being about far more than that.

Victoria Stilwell in Italia (Radio Bau)

Posted on: July 27, 2012 - No Comments

Victoria Stilwell in Italia per un seminario di due giorni presso Greendogs, e' passata a Radiobau per incontrare i suoi fans e rilasciare una intervista. Victoria e' apprezzata e famosa in tutto il mondo per il suo metodo basato sul Rinforzo Positivo, ed e' assolutamente contro ogni forma di coercizione e/o forzatura che riguardi l'educazione Read More

Victoria’s Interview with Italian VSPDT Giorgio

Posted on: September 4, 2011 - No Comments

Il Cane Norma’s Giorgio Guglielminotti Garmot is one of the first international members of Victoria’s exclusive global network of world-class positive reinforcement trainers – Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training (VSPDT).  We recently caught up with Giorgio to ask him about the movement towards positive reinforcement training in Italy, his training center outside of Rome, and 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