Victoria Stilwell, Dog Trainer and TV Host, Speaks with Dogster

To call Victoria Stilwell outspoken is an understatement.

For example, the dog trainer and behavior consultant describes dominance training — a controversial method that uses fear as a motivator — as “the greatest tragedy to happen in dog training today.” Quite simply, “It’s bullying. Dog bullying.”

But Stilwell is not all in-your-face all the time. She’s active in working with rescue groups and shelters, among other groups, and she has adopted two dogs of her own. Stilwell’s most prominent role is host of the Animal Planet show, It’s Me or the Dog, which she describes as something of a fluke.

“I was lucky enough to come up with an idea that took off very quickly,” she said…

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Train a Dog to Not Be Overprotective (Videos)

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Fantastic Puppy Tips (Video)

There’s been some great tips on eHow Pets lately, on how to familiarize your new puppy to different things – here are some of those videos.

And please remember this information if/when you are ready to bring a puppy into your home:

eHow Pets Officially Launches on YouTube!

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!!!