Dog trainers & behaviorists


Veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer, Dr Ian Dunbar received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) plus a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, where he researched the development of social hierarchies and aggression in domestic dogs.

He has authored numerous books and DVDs about puppy/dog behavior and training. In 1982, Ian designed and taught the world's very first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes—SIRIUS® Puppy Training. Subsequently, 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 France.

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). In 1993 he founded the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Over the past 35 years, he has given over 1,000 seminars and workshops around the world 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.—a free online, multi-media puppy raising and dog training website.

Watch Ian's videos on Dog Coach Videos
Visit his website Dog Star Daily