Top Dog

Meet one of the most recognizable humans in the animal kingdom-Victoria Stilwell.

(Click photo below to watch Victoria’s interview with CNN.)

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Interview With Victoria Stilwell – by K9 Magazine

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

Victoria Stilwell with her dog Sadie

Victoria Stilwell with her dog Sadie

Victoria Stilwell—A Shelter Dog’s Best Friend

FF55_Route661-500x400Star of the TV hit show, “It’s Me or the Dog” rallies for shelter pets as spokesperson for Fido Friendly’s “Get Your Licks on Route 66” tour.

Victoria Stilwell is big into providing second chances—especially if you happen to be a dog.

The no-nonsense star of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog” show spends many hours dealing with mutt mayhem and feuding families, but relishes the time she spends in her Atlanta area home with her husband, Van; daughter, Alexandra and a pair of rescued dogs answering to the names of Sadie and Jasmine.

When approached to be the spokesperson for the Fido Friendly’s fourth annual “Get Your Licks on Route 66” pet adoption tour, Stilwell quickly said yes.

“The appeal to me is that this special Route 66 tour highlights the plight of homeless animals,” says Stilwell. “I am happy and honored to be the spokesperson and to raise awareness and encourage people to attend the adoption days in their communities.”

For the Full Exclusive Story, see the Sept/Oct/Nov 2012 Issue of FIDO Friendly

Fourth Annual Get Your Licks on Route 66 Pet Adoption Tour

Get Your Licks on Route 66 month long pet adoption tour kicks off in Los Angeles, Oct. 6 with special appearance by Victoria Stilwell.

For the fourth year in a row, FIDO Friendly magazine is setting out on America’s Favorite Highway for this exciting month long pet adoption tour! The Get Your Licks on Route 66 Tour will raise awareness to the many adoptable pets housed in shelters from Los Angeles to Chicago. Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet’s, ‘It’s me or the dog,’ is the official spokesperson for the tour and will make an appearance on October 6 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the East Valley animal services in Van Nuys, California. “The appeal to me is that this special Route 66 tour highlights the plight of homeless animals,” says Stilwell. “I am happy and honored to be the spokesperson and to raise awareness and encourage people to attend the adoption days in their communities.”…

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