It’s Me or the Dog Victoria Stilwell provides her successful programme for perfect dog training.
Do they ignore every word you say? Have they started coming in at all hours? Are they wrecking your home? No, it’s not the nation’s teenagers – it’s our pets. Nearly five million homes in the UK own a dog – but who really calls the shots? With bad behaviour rife, it’s time to put the pets in their place – move over power nannies and parenting, this is Supernanny for pets.
The Channel 4 series It’s Me or the Dog has established expert dog trainer Victoria Stilwell as a major TV talent.
Her accompanying book offers a superb, practical manual for pet owners – whether faced with training a new puppy or with correcting the bad habits of an existing pet. Seeing the world from the dog's point of view is key and at the heart of Victoria's highly successful philosophy. She explains how dogs learn and provides a timed, structured programme for both puppies and older dogs, plus a wealth of problem-solving advice – from how to handle persistent barking to dealing with car journeys and interaction with children. Absolutely packed with info on everything from dog talk to diet, It's Me or the Dog is the must-have manual for every dog owner.
About the author
Victoria Stilwell began her career in the theatre but in 1990 switched over to found a dog training company in London. In 1999 she moved to New York, where she set up her own training school. She is a certified animal behaviourist and trainer, lectures widely, and is an advisor for a number of rescue organisations.