Dog trainers & behaviorists


Born and raised in Wimbledon, England, Victoria Stilwell is best known for her role as the star 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 reinforcement dog training and as a judge on CBS's Greatest American Dog. Having filmed over 100 episodes since 2005, Stilwell reaches audiences in over 100 countries while counselling families on their pet problems.

In the early 1990s, Stilwell began her career in pet training when she created her own successful dog-walking company and immediately recognized the need for qualified professionals to help her clients with the training process. She began learning from some of Britain's most respected positive-reinforcement dog trainers and behaviourists.

After moving to the U.S. with her husband, Stilwell co-founded several successful dog training companies up and down the East Coast, quickly establishing herself as one of New York's most sought after dog trainers. With a particular fondness for rescue animals in need of behavior rehabilitation, Stilwell devoted much of her time and energy to a number of animal rescue organizations in New York and Atlanta, serving as a behavior advisor and giving regular seminars on the subject of dog rescue, training and rehabilitation. 

She has also written a number of best-selling books, is a regular guest on talk shows, news broadcasts and radio programs in the US, Europe and Asia and was named 2009’s Dog Trainer of the Year at the Purina ProPlan Dog awards and was the recipient of the prestigious 2011 Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.

Victoria lives in Atlanta with her husband, daughter and two rescue dogs, Sadie and Jasmine.

Watch Victoria's videos on Clickety Clips
Visit her website