Paul Owens, The Original Dog Whisperer

Paul Owens

Paul, often referred to as the “original” Dog Whisperer, has been training dogs for over 45 years and is one of the world’s leading proponents of positive, force-free, nonviolent animal training.

His books and DVDs have been translated into several languages and have sold over 600,000 units worldwide. His message of kindness and compassion in dog training has reached more than 5 million people around the world through his products, articles, classes, seminars, and television and print interviews.

He is the best-selling author of The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate Non-violent Approach To Dog TrainingThe Puppy Whisperer and The Dog Whisperer Presents Good Habits for Great Dogs.

He produced and is featured on three Dog Whisperer DVDs, Volumes One and Two and the 2016 DVD release of Welcome Home! The Ultimate Guide for all Newly Adopted Puppies & Dogs.

In 2015, Paul was named one of among the first of 27 dog training professionals in the world to earn the title of Professional Canine Trainer-accredited through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. In 2019, he was recognized as one of the 10 Top Dog Trainers in the United States by

Paul’s programs are unique in that stress management methods for humans are presented as part of the classes. Paul is the founder/director of the children’s after-school, violence prevention program, Paws for Peace. He has practiced and taught yoga in the United States and India for over 45 years.

His public service work includes bite prevention programs for children and monthly dog training seminars at area Humane Societies and shelters. Paul has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including PBS’s Pets Part of the Family and the nationally syndicated Pet Files. His articles and interviews have appeared in several local and national magazines, including Self, Animal Wellness Magazine, Bark magazine, The Pet Press, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, LA Parent, The Burbank Leader, The Whole Dog Journal, The Yoga Journal, Alaskan Airlines Magazine and many others.

“I believe nonviolence fosters nonviolence. Because of the link between dog and human behavior, nonviolent dog training contributes to helping build a world of peace for humans and dogs. When people, especially children, are successful using nonviolent methods with animals, they feel good about themselves and they are encouraged to have a kinder, more positive attitude with their friends, family, and the environment.”
– Paul Owens

Paul and Molly
Click here to read Paul’s eulogy for his beloved Portuguese Water Dog, Molly.