About the Author
Dr. Ian Dunbar PhD, BVetMed MRCVS DogStarDaily.com 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,
including AFTER You Get Your Puppy, How To Teach A New Dog Old
Tricks and the SIRIUS(R) Puppy Training video. In 1982, Dr. Dunbar
designed and taught the world's very first off-leash puppy
socialization and training classes -- SIRIUS(R) 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(R), 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). 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 eg Conference. Over the past 35
years, Dr. Dunbar has given over 1000 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.
After he founded the Association of Pet Dog Trainers in 1993, Dr.
Dunbar was inducted into the Dog Fancy Hall of Fame along with four
of his heroes, James Herriot, Konrad Lorenz, Lassie, and Balto.
Currently, Dr. Dunbar is President of the Assciation of Pet Dog
Trainers Foundation, Top Dog of the Center for Applied Animal
Behavior and Vice President of www.dogstardaily.com -- a free
online, multi-media puppy raising and dog training website.