Behavior Experts Give Dog Advice to Obamas

Listen to these puppy experts' advice for the first family.

We asked dog experts to give the Obamas advice for new puppy owners. Listen to their helpful tips on what to do when you get a new puppy. 

Ian Dunbar, BVM, is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and author of “Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog.”






Joel Silverman has been an expert animal trainer for over 25 years, and is the author of “What Color Is Your Dog? Train your dog based on his personality ‘color.'”







Victoria Stilwell is a trainer, judge on CBS’ “Greatest American Dog,” host of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog,” and author of “It’s Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet.”






Want to read all about what led up to the Obamas’ decision to get a Portuguese Water Dog? Click here.

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