Q & A with Ian Dunbar: The Dog Training Legend Shares His Most Valuable Insights For Pet Professionals
Ian Dunbar is a legend in the dog training and pet professional community. His knowledge about dog training and behavior is astounding. In this segment, he answers the questions many of you posed to him on our Facebook page. (Thank you for your great questions!) Regardless of whether you're a pet sitter, dog walker, pet groomer, dog trainer or dog day care owner, you’ll find many of Ian’s answers relevant, unusual and out-of-the-box. Want the leading edge in your dog business? Watch this empowering segment and then use the many valuable dog behavior tips you'll learn from this video in your daily interactions with dogs. Your clients and competitors are sure to be “wowed” by your dog behavior knowledge and dog handling skill!
Dr. Ian Dunbar
In This Segment You’ll Learn:
- How pet sitters and dog walkers can maximize their impact when doing their pet visits with dogs who have behavioral issues
- Ways to alleviate reactivity to thunderstorms and fireworks for your own dog and your clients’ dogs
- How to stop unwanted barking
- How to build confidence in shy and fearful dogs
- How to best introduce a new dog into a multi-pet household
- And much more!
When I was thinking about what topic to interview Ian on for this year’s conference, it was hard to come up with just one topic so I thought I’d let my Facebook friends decide the topic. So many of you posted great questions for my interview with Ian (Thank you!) and he was able to answer a lot of them. This is the third time I’ve interviewed Ian and each time I walk away from the interview having learned so much from this amazing man about dogs and dog behavior. I think you will experience that too after watching this segment. Enjoy!
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Dr. Ian Dunbar
In 1982, Dr. Dunbar designed and taught the world’s very first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes — SIRIUS® Puppy Training. Next, he created and developed the San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Behavior Department, the American Kennel Club's Gazette "Behavior" column, which he wrote for seven years, and the K9 GAMES®, which were first held in San Francisco in 1993 and continue as annual events in Japan and Europe. He hosted the popular UK television series Dogs With Dunbar for five seasons and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including the Today Show (US) and Dash Village (Japan).
Additionally, Dr. Dunbar has consulted on a variety of movies — full-length features, documentaries and animation (including Pixar’s UP) and he has twice spoken at the prestigious Conference (TED). Over the past 40 years, Dr. Dunbar has given well over 1000 one-day seminars and workshops for dog trainers and veterinarians in an effort to popularize off-leash puppy socialization classes, temperament modification, and owner-friendly and dog-friendly dog training.