Ian Dunbar PhD, MRCVS, CPDT

Director, Center of Applied Animal Behavior

Ian Dunbar PhD, MRCVS is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dogtrainer. He has authored numerous books and DVDs about puppy/dog behavior andtraining. He received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree inPhysiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (LondonUniversity) and a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Departmentat the University of California in Berkeley, where he spent ten yearsresearching olfactory communication, the development of hierarchical socialbehavior, and aggression in domestic dogs.

Dr. Dunbar is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, theCalifornia Veterinary Medical Association, the Sierra Veterinary MedicalAssociation, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, theAssociation of Professional Dog Trainers, the International Association ofAnimal Behavior Consultants, and the Canadian Association of Professional PetDog Trainers.

Over the past 30 years, he has given over 850 one-day seminars and workshopsfor dog trainers and veterinarians in an effort to popularize off-leash, puppysocialization classes, temperament modification, and owner-friendly anddog-friendly dog training.

Dr. Dunbar is currently the Director of the Center of Applied AnimalBehavior in Berkeley, California where he lives with his wife Kelly, dogsClaude and Dune, and kitties Mayhem and Ugli.