Brian Kilcommons
Auburn, NH

Seminar Topics and/or Area of Specialty

Behavior and Training, Training Shelter Volunteers


A professional trainer for over thirty years, Brian has specialized in handling difficult dogs. Brian, with his partner Sarah Wilson, has published seven books with Warner Books: Good Owners, Great Dogs; My Smart Puppy; Childproofing Your Dog, Good Owners, Great Cats, Paws to Consider, Tails from the Barkside, and Metrodog. They were the Pet Contributors to Parade Magazine from 2002-2006.

Brian has been featured on 20/20, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, QVC, HGTV, The Oprah Winfrey Show, A&E "Dogs", The Today Show, ABC Weekend News, CNN (global), Prime Time Live, The Wall Street Journal Report, PBS Gentle Doctor: Veterinary Medicine. He hosted Fox News Corporation's Pet News. He has also served as the CBS Morning News Investigative Reporter and Animal Expert on WABC Eyewitness News, Channel 7.

Articles on Brian have appeared in New York Times, Time Magazine, Town & Country, Toronto Star, Boston Globe, USA Today, St. Louis Post Dispatch, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Glamour, Palm Beach Daily News, Woman's Wear Daily.

He has served as Director of Training for Animal Care & Control of NYC, Executive Director of the Walter Turken Training for Adoption Program; the Editorial Advisor and Host to Mag Rack's Celebrating Dogs; a part-time faculty member of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (since the early 90's); on the Editorial Board of CATNIP Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine; Feline Newsletter; the National Spokesman for Pets Are Wonderful Council (PAW); Official Trainer for The Gentle Doctor: Veterinary Medicine, a PBS syndicated series 1989-1992; Behavior & Training Coordinator for the ASPCA; Director of Training for Bide-A-Wee Home Association; Co-Founder & President of the Society of New York Dog Trainers; Pet Parent Advisory Board for Ralston Purina.

Brian's clients have included: Harrison Ford, Diana Ross, Ashley Judd, Geoffrey Beene, Morley Safer, Marvin Hamlisch, Linda Dano, Elsa Peretti, Diane Sawyer, Carley Simon, Patrick Ewing, Mike Nichols, Scavullo, Candice Bergen, and Ralph Lauren.

What Every Pro Should Know: Assessment & Safety
  Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson
  October 3 & 4, 2009
  Tampa Bay, Largo, FL

  What Every Pro Should Know: Dealing with Difficult Dogs
  Sarah Wilson and Brian Kilcommons
  September 19-20, 2009
  Boulder-Longmont, CO

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