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Paul Owens

Best-selling author ('The Dog Whisperer'), professional dog trainer, and leading authority on positive, nonviolent training for over 40 years

Paul Owens is a best-selling author, professional dog trainer and leading authority on positive, nonviolent training methods. He has been training dogs for over 40 years.

His first book, 'The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training' (1999), has sold over 300,000 copies and been translated into several languages. It is widely considered a classic by fellow trainers and dog enthusiasts around the world. He is also the author of 'The Puppy Whisperer (a “perfect book” according to the Association of Professional Dog Trainers Magazine), and The Dog Whisperer presents: Good Habits for Great Dogs. Paul also produced and appears in The Dog Whisperer Vol. 1 (“the best DVD on basic training” - APDT Magazine) and its companion, The Dog Whisperer Vol. 2 - Solving Common Behavior Problems.

Paul is based in Burbank, California, where he continues to train dogs and puppies in both private sessions and group classes; and operates the Raise with Praise Teacher Training Program, a certification course for aspiring professional dog trainers. His new video tentatively entitled 'The Puppy Whisperer' is slated for release in late 2014.