Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer. He has written numerous books, produced a dozen videos about puppy/dog behavior and training, and for five years, ...read more
Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer. He has written numerous books, produced a dozen videos about puppy/dog behavior and training, and for five years, hosted his own television show in the UK — Dogs with Dunbar. Ian 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. 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) — the largest and most influential association of pet dog training in the world. Additionally, he has helped establish APDTs in other countries, including Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, France, Spain and Mexico. Over the past 30 years, he has given over 850 one-day seminars and workshops for dog trainers and veterinarians around the world. Ian currently is Director of the Center for Applied Animal Behavior in Berkeley, CA, where he lives with his wife Kelly, dogs Claude, Dune and Hugo-Louis, and kitties Ugly and Mayhem.