Ian Dunbar

Ian  Dunbar

Dr Ian Dunbar PhD, BVetMed MRCVS DogStarDaily.com Dr Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer who earned his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology and Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University), as well as a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, where he studied the evolution of social hierarchies and dog training. AFTER You Receive Your Puppy, How To Teach A New Dog Old Skills, and the SIRIUS(R) Puppy Training video are among his many books and videos on puppy/dog behavior and training. Dr. Dunbar created and taught SIRIUS(R) Puppy Training, the world's first off-leash puppy socialization and training sessions, in 1982. Following that, he founded and established the Animal Behavior Section of the San Francisco SPCA, the American Kennel Club's Gazette Behavior column, which he published for seven years, and the K9 GAMES(R), which began in San Francisco in 1993 and are now hosted annually in Japan and France. For five seasons, he hosted the popular UK television series Dogs With Dunbar, and he has been on a variety of radio and television shows, including the Today Show in the United States and Dash Village in Japan.

Dr. Dunbar has also served as a consultant on a number of films, including feature films, documentaries, and animation (including Pixar's UP), and he has presented twice at the prestigious eg Conference. Dr. Dunbar has presented during 1000 seminars and workshops for dog trainers and veterinarians throughout the world in an effort to popularize off-leash puppy socialization classes, temperament modification, and owner-friendly and dog-friendly dog training over the past 35 years. Dr. Dunbar was admitted into the Dog Fancy Hall of Fame in 1993, with four of his heroes, James Herriot, Konrad Lorenz, Lassie, and Balto, after founding the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Dr. Dunbar is currently the President of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Foundation, the Top Dog of the Center for Applied Animal Behavior, and the Vice President of www.dogstardaily.com, a free online, multi-media puppy-raising and dog-training website.