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Victoria Stilwell          

Internationally Renowned Dog Trainer & Host of "It's Me or the Dog"

Victoria Stilwell is a world-renowned dog trainer best known as the star of the international hit TV series It's Me or the Dog. Having filmed over 110 episodes of "It's Me or the Dog" beginning in 2005, Stilwell is able to reach audiences in over 120 countries with her philosophy of positive training methods. She also served as a judge for "Greatest American Dog" on CBS, as the behavior specialist for "Dogs Might Fly on Sky One," and as the resident dog behavior expert on the One Show on BBC1. Her most recent show, "Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs," airs worldwide including Channel 5 in the UK and the Smithsonian channel in the USA.

Stilwell is the Editor-in-Chief of which features a roster of Positively Contributors comprised of the world’s leading veterinary behaviorists, dog trainers and behavioral scientists. She also is the host of the Positively Podcast series. She is the CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training (VSPDT) – a global network of world-class positive reinforcement dog trainers. Since its launch in 2010, VSPDT has become the industry leader in the field of dog training by attracting world-class positive reinforcement dog trainers who share her dedication to providing the public a brand name they can trust in humane, force-free positive training. She is also the Founder and President of the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training and Behavior – the world's premier dog trainer educational institution, creating new generations of positive dog trainers and enhancing "The Future of Dog Training."

Stilwell is the author of five best-selling books: "It’s Me or the Dog – How to have the Perfect Pet," "Fat Dog Slim," "Train Your Dog Positively," "The Secret Language of Dogs" and "The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy." A regular guest on talk shows, news broadcasts and radio programs in the US, Europe and Asia, Stilwell has been the recipient of multiple international awards and honors including Dog Trainer of the Year at the Purina ProPlan Dog awards and the prestigious Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.

She is the resident pet expert on CNN's HLN and the BBC’s One Show, and she has been a regular columnist for several magazines including The Bark, American Dog, Dogster and Dogs Today. She is regularly featured in numerous journals, magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Time Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Rachael Ray Everyday,, Self Magazine, Shape Magazine, The Daily Mail, the Sunday Times, The Mirror and The Sun.

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Victoria Stilwell Live!

Victoria’s unique high-energy live shows combine humor, unparalleled dog training expertise, live dogs, personal enrichment and Victoria’s special blend of wit and charm to create a truly inspiring evening for her audiences. Using state-of-the-art technology, Victoria uses music and projected HD video to transfix her audience in an absorbing multimedia experience while she dishes the inside scoop on her amazing experiences traveling the world working with some of the world’s most unruly and dangerous dogs.

Throughout the program, Victoria demonstrates her astounding gift for transforming even the most rambunctious puppies into well-behaved pets before the audience’s eyes. She also includes the audience on a journey through each dog’s transformative process so that they can better understand her philosophy and apply her unique brand of dog training on their dogs at home.

Along the way, she features:

  • Live training of local shelter dogs and/or VIP audience members’ pets

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage

  • Extended live audience Q&A

  • ‘Where are they now’ video updates

  • Storytelling and photo/video featuring Victoria’s personal and professional history

  • Exclusive outtakes and bloopers

  • Audience interaction/quiz shows

  • Step-by-step video breakdown and analysis by Victoria of how she tackled some of her most challenging cases.

More than just an evening for fans of her TV programs, Victoria’s live shows create a life-affirming, educational and uniquely entertaining experience by coupling her passion for dogs’ well-being and a celebration of man’s best friend with Victoria’s savvy as a world-class entertainer.

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