Victoria Stilwell, star of It’s Me or the Dog on Animal Planet and judge on CBS’s Greatest American Dog, will deliver the opening keynote for Petfood Forum 2016, April 19 at the Kansas City Convention Center. The internationally known dog trainer, also CEO of the Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training global network of positive reinforcement dog trainers, will provide a multimedia experience and behind-the-scenes look at her travels and work with some of the world’s most unruly and dangerous dogs.
Stilwell reaches audiences in over 100 countries with her philosophy of positive training methods. She is the editor-in-chief of Positively.com, which features leading veterinary behaviorists, dog trainers and behavioral scientists, and author of three books: It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet, Fat Dog Slim: How to Have a Healthy, Happy Pet (both bestsellers) and Train Your Dog Positively. Besides starring in her TV shows, she produces a Positively Podcast series, available globally, and several shows for her own YouTube channel. She is a regular columnist for several magazines and has been featured in numerous journals, magazines and newspapers.
Stilwell is committed to helping the cause of animal rescue and rehabilitation and is heavily involved with organizations around the world to increase awareness of puppy mills, dogfighting, animal abuse, pet overpopulation, dog bite prevention and other animal-related causes. A co-founder of the national Dog Bite Prevention conference series, Stilwell also serves the American Humane Association in several roles and is on the advisory boards of Red Rover, Dog TV, Dognition and Canine Assistants.
A regular guest on talk shows, news broadcasts and radio programs throughout the US, Europe and Asia, Stilwell was named 2009’s Dog Trainer of the Year at the Purina ProPlan Dog awards and was the recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award. She is a member of the US Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
Petfood Forum 2016 will take place April 18-20 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Early bird registration is currently available at www.petfoodforumevents.com.