(Click photo below to watch Victoria’s interview with CNN.)
Victoria Stilwell is a world-renowned dog trainer best known as the star of the internationally acclaimed TV series, It’s Me or the Dog. A bestselling author, she frequently appears in the media as a pet expert and is widely recognized and respected as a leader in the field of animal behavior.
As we embark on a new series with Victoria and the Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training team, we’ve taken time out of her busy schedule to find out all about her own dogs.
Tell us about your dog, Sadie, we’d like to know everything about her and if you have any new dogs since we last spoke?
Actually, I have two dogs now – a chocolate Labrador named Sadie and a Chihuahua, Terrier, Dachshund mix called Jasmine.
They’re both rescues – we got Sadie about 5 years ago and Jasmine chose us almost 2 years ago now. They’re both total lovebuckets, though they’re completely different dogs. Sadie is pretty chilled, stable and low key (except when she’s on our long, mountain walks – then she’s a true hound), and Jasmine is a frenetic little bundle of nerves and energy.
Before we got her, Jasmine had been kept in a crate 24 hours a day for the first 6 months of her life. She was forced to pee and poop where she slept and ate, and her teeth are misformed due to her constant gnawing on the metal wires. She’s come such a long way since we got her – far more confident and self-assured, though there’s still plenty of work to be done to undo the horrors of her early start…
Read Full Interview HERE
What we’ve been waiting for is finally here – the official launch of the eHow Pets Channel on YouTube!
Join Victoria, and others, in interviews, training tips (teaching your dog to sit, come when called, positive training, etc…), and surprises – all on a FREE channel that you can subscribe to!
The videos are short and to the point, with easy to follow instructions that you can use without harming yourself, or your dog. And as I have a new dog, these videos are very important. But everyone, even if you’ve had your dog for awhile, can benefit from them. 🙂
Here’s a sample video with Victoria (with her Chocolate Lab Sadie), explaining the positive reinforcement methods that she uses to train:
You can see this, and many other videos, by subscribing – for FREE – to the eHow Pets YouTube channel! Just click HERE to subscribe!!!
Sadie is a gorgeous (and most certainly well-behaved) chocolate lab whose person is Victoria Stilwell. When I had the opportunity to chat with her, we discussed matters of cosmic importance. Did Devin mention that I’m not just another pretty face?
Talisman: I believe that, in the cosmic design, we animals are here to help people find their way. Presume I am correct (of course) and tell me what human you were born to help and what lesson you are here to help that person learn?
Sadie: It’s taken me awhile, but I’ve finally settled down with my true family. The youngest in the family was very scared of even happy dogs like me before I arrived, but I helped her get over that really quickly. So it seems pretty clear that my main purpose here is to continue to develop alongside her as she figures out all the crazy stuff those humans have to deal with…
For More of this Interview, Click HERE