Victoria Stilwell wanted to be an actress from a young age, but it was walking dogs for a living to put herself through drama school that propelled her towards her destiny.
Victoria Stilwell is probably best known as the star of the international hit TV and YouTube series “It’s me or the Dog” where she helps owners tame their unruly pups.
But there is so much more to this world-renowned dog trainer, best-selling author, award winning TV presenter, animal rescuer and dog ambassador, who has been educating and entertaining audiences across 120 countries since 2005.
A passionate advocate for positive reinforcement dog training methods, Stilwell is editor-in-chief of Positively.com and CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training, via which she has created a global network of world-class positive reinforcement dog trainers.
Victoria originally trained as an actress and had parts in TV shows and on the stage, but it was dogs that stole her heart from when she was a little girl.
In this Long Leash, she shares her story from childhood, and sheds light on one email that would catapult her into homes around the world and give her the perfect platform to show people a kinder way to train dogs.
About Victoria Stilwell
Victoria Stilwell is a world-renowned dog trainer best known as the star of the international hit TV and YouTube series It's Me or the Dog. Having filmed over 110 episodes plus multiple other TV projects, Stilwell reaches audiences in over 100 countries with her philosophy of positive training methods. A best-selling author, Stilwell appears frequently in the media and is widely recognized as a leader in the field of animal behavior. As a passionate advocate for positive dog training methods, Stilwell is the Editor-in-Chief of Positively.com and Positively TV, the founder of the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior, and the CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training – the world’s premier global network of positive reinforcement dog trainers. The recipient of multiple awards, Stilwell is committed to helping the cause of animal rescue and rehabilitation and is heavily involved with organizations around the world to increase awareness of puppy mills, dogfighting, animal abuse, pet overpopulation, dog bite prevention and other animal-related causes, but she is best known as a champion for force-free positive reinforcement dog training methods. She is an Ambassador for the RSPCA, International Ambassador for the Soi Dog Foundation and serves on the Advisory Boards of RedRover, The Georgia Pet Coalition, The Grey Muzzle Foundation, DogTV, Dognition, and Canine Assistants.
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