Features May 2009 Issue

Victoria Stilwell Promotes Positive Dog Training on Television

British dog trainer Victoria Stilwell promotes positive training on TV.

Entering its sixth season, the Animal Planet TV channel’s “It’s Me or the Dog” takes dog trainer Victoria Stilwell into the homes of frustrated couples and families to help them troubleshoot issues with their problem pooches. Broadcast in 21 countries, the show was based for its first four seasons in Stilwell’s native United Kingdom, while the past two seasons have seen the show move to U.S. soil, taping in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Stilwell is also author of It’s Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet (Hyperion Books, 2007) and Fat Dog Slim: How to Have a Healthy, Happy Pet (Collins, 2007). Stilwell’s mission is to bring her positive training message to the masses. We had time to sit down with her in Atlanta, in between West Coast swings, to talk about her work.

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