Release Date Set for Guardians of the Night (with Video)

If you’ve been keeping up with the many activities that Victoria has been involved in for the last few years – you have to have heard of the web series she’s been working on, called “Guardians of the Night”. A web-docudrama involving the Gwinnet County Sheriff’s Department, and their K9 partners. Victoria goes all in to get the story behind the way the officers and dogs work together. Here’s a feature from HLN that focuses on the series and the K9s:

This particular video was released in 2014 if that gives you any idea how long we’ve been waiting. Obviously some very hard work went into it, and Victoria and her crew wanted to make sure we to see the best of the best.

The release date has finally been set – February 21st – yep, next month! This series will be featured on Victoria’s official website (positively.com), and her official YouTube channel, so remember to check those sites out to watch it (and there will be an update posted on this blog when it’s available).

There you go – get ready for an amazing, never before seen, web series!

Dog Bites and the Importance of Education

by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

I was very fortunate to be able to attend PPG Special Council member Victoria Stilwell​’s second Annual Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour Conference, held earlier this month at the University of Lincoln in England.

The conference is a national event dedicated to finding practical and workable solutions to the issue of dog bites through education and heightened awareness. It began with a welcome introduction by Victoria Stilwell, which had us all eagerly awaiting the presentations that were to follow.

A view of the University of Lincoln.

A view of the University of Lincoln.

Three of the presenters hailed from the University of Lincoln itself. These included Daniel Mills, professor of veterinary behavioural medicine, who gave an in depth presentation titled: “Not All Dogs That Bite Are Scared! Insights into the Emotional Basis of Aggressive Behaviour in Dogs”; Kerstin Meints, professor of developmental psychology, who gave a lecture titled: “Children and Dogs – Risks and Interventions”; and Todd Hogue, professor of forensic psychology, who gave a very interesting presentation titled: “A Forensic Psychology Approach to Managing Dog Bite Risk.”…

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Misinformation About Dog Behavior is Rampant – and Sad, Expert Says

TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell is registering an official complaint: “Dogs aren’t allowed to be dogs anymore,” she says. “It’s great they’re living in our homes, but they have less freedom.”

victoria-stilwell-smileStilwell, best known from the Animal Planet show “It’s Me or the Dog,” explains that all dogs were all bred to do something, but today most are unemployed with no outlet to express natural behaviors.

“Dogs share our bedrooms. We love them. But how often are we there for them? We’re so busy now,” she says.

All these factors combined explain why today’s dogs are suffering from more behavior problems, according to Stilwell…

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Ways to Protect Your Children From a Dog Bite

NEW YORK (CNN) – According the ASPCA half of all kids will be bitten by a dog before they turn 12. Now, not all dog bites are severe, some are just “nips”, but nearly 800,000 people require medical attention because of a dog bite, each year.

Animal trainer and behaviorist, Victoria Stilwell, teaches kids and their parents the right way to interact with dogs, “Children are naturally gregarious. They are loud; they have their body movements their arms, running around with high pitched voices. This could all really elicit a negative reaction from a dog.”…

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Ultimate Dog-Related Website Launched by Celebrity Dog Expert Victoria Stilwell

Completely-redesigned Positively.com leads the way in dog training, behavior and wellness.

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2014

World renowned dog trainer and behavior expert Victoria Stilwell (It’s Me or the Dog, Animal Planet) has launched the ultimate dog-related website at Positively.com. Featuring beautifully redesigned and easy-to-navigate layouts, Victoria’s expert advice and a suite of comprehensive, feature-rich content platforms, the new website is the result of several years’ worth of development and extensive public feedback integration…

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