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.
Well written,easy to read and lots of good advise. Good book for a new dog owner. Recommend for dog owners.Published 3 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 4 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 10 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 13 months ago by slowpoke
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 16 months ago by genenurse
The book wasn't long and helped me put puppy training into perspective. We've made progress with training since getting the book but now it's repetition and consistency... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sarah Baldwin
Dr. Ian Dunbar is a Veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer who has been treating and training dogs for more than 40 years. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by Erin James
I found all of Dr. Dunbar's books on dog training very imformative with easy instructions anyone could follow. Read morePublished on November 8, 2010 by Gail