List of dog trainers

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This is a list of notable dog trainers.

  • Francis Butler was a veterinarian and author who specialised in the training and control of dogs in the 1800s.
  • Anne Rogers Clark, co-author of The International Encyclopedia of Dogs and first woman to win best in show at Westminster as a professional handler
  • Ian Dunbar, a veterinarian, dog trainer, and writer
  • Tamar Geller, developer of "the Loved Dog" method of dog training
  • Zak George, professional dog trainer
  • Frank Inn, professional animal trainer who worked with the dogs in the Benji series
  • Bonnie Judd, professional animal trainer who worked with the dogs on Air Bud: World Pup,[1] Good Boy!,[2] and A Dog's Journey.
  • Brian Kilcommons, author of pet training manuals and winner of Dr. Steve Kritsick Memorial Award from the New York State Veterinary Medical Society
  • Patricia McConnell, author and former adjunct Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Karen Pryor, founder of clicker training
  • Blanche Saunders was famous for her 10,000 mile tour across USA to demonstrate dog obedience and training. She published several books on dog training.
  • Barbara Woodhouse was a dog breeder and trainer in England, known for her philosophy "There are no bad dogs, just inexperienced owners." She authored several books on dog training, and hosted a 1980s BBC TV series about training your own dog.
  • Sophia Yin, veterinarian, applied animal behaviorist, author and lecturer
  • Jean Donaldson, dean of the San Francisco Dog Trainers Academy[3] and author of dog training books.[4][5]

Celebrity, performing and media-based dog trainers[edit]


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  2. ^ King, Susan (2003-10-14). "Putting dogs through paces for `Good Boy'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  3. ^ Crane, Brent (2017-09-21). "How to Find a Qualified Dog Trainer". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  4. ^ Lisa, Horn; Horn, Lisa; Ludwig, Huber; Huber, Ludwig; Friederike, Range; Range, Friederike; Anna, Dornhaus; Dornhaus, Anna (2013). "The Importance of the Secure Base Effect for Domestic Dogs – Evidence from a Manipulative Problem-Solving Task". PLoS ONE. 8 (5): e65296. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065296.s005. ISSN 1932-6203.
  5. ^ Adelson, Karen Iorio (2018-11-27). "The Best Books for New Dog Owners". The Strategist. Retrieved 2019-07-25.

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