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Victoria Stilwell, World's Premiere Dog Trainer

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Born and raised in Wimbledon, England, Victoria Stilwell is one of the world's most recognized and respected dog trainers.

She is best known for her role as the host of Animal Planet's hit TV series It's Me or the Dog, through which she is able to share her insight and passion for positive, reward-based dog training and as a judge on CBS's Greatest American Dog. By reaching audiences in over 30 countries, Stilwell helps counsel families on their pet problems.
Her two best-selling books, It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet and Fat Dog Slim: How to Have a Healthy, Happy Pet, have been widely praised, and they detail her core reward-based training philosophies: "think dog" and develop "clear, consistent communication between owner and dog."
Stilwell is passionate about using positive reinforcement training methods that enhance a dog's ability to learn while increasing confidence, resulting in a healthy, well-adjusted pet.  She is firmly against the use of forceful, dominance-based training techniques which often result in 'quick fixes' but ultimately cause  more long-term harm than good.