Dr. Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, dog trainer, and writer. He received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) and a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at the University of California in Berkeley, where he spent ten years researching the development of hierarchical social behavior and aggression in domestic dogs. For seven years Dr. Dunbar ran a behavior clinic specifically for biting and fighting dogs.
Dr. Dunbar is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the California Veterinary Medical Association, the Sierra Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (which he founded).
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Dunbar has given over 750 one-day seminars and workshops for dog trainers and veterinarians in an effort to popularize off-leash puppy training classes (which he pioneered), temperament modification, and owner-friendly and dog-friendly dog training. Dr. Dunbars books, videos, and AKC Gazette "Behavior" column (which he created), have won numerous awards.
Dr. Dunbar is currently Director of the Center for Applied Animal Behavior in Berkeley, California, where he lives with Kelly, and Claude, Ollie, Ugly and Mayhem.
Very little instruction for completing all the advice given.Published 5 months ago by Deborah R. Holder
Well written,easy to read and lots of good advise. Good book for a new dog owner. Recommend for dog owners.Published 13 months ago by J. King
It is a good book. It has a some of everything you need to know about dogs and training them.Published 15 months ago by mary in manitowoc
Dunbar is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. He has great insight on dog & puppy training, Very enjoyable book.Published 20 months ago by Melissa
I like Dunbar's methods and try to use them, but there are others who present the same ideas in a better way. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Based on the reviews I was expecting a more informative book about dogs and what makes them "tick". The book has some good information, but was not what I was looking for.Published on May 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book is aimed at the person who is bringing a puppy home, not raising a litter for adoption. I bought the book because I am most interested in the proper socialization of... Read morePublished on May 29, 2013 by Kris G.