Dogs are Ireland's favourite family pet, to the extent that almost a million canine companions call this island home! But despite their ubiquity in Irish life, many dog owners struggle to understand and manage their pets' behaviour. In King of Paws, Alex Petrilli applies the lessons he's learned training over 3,000 dogs to the everyday issues owners encounter, including: - Communication - Puppy manners, leash manners and recall - Basic obedience - Keeping your dog happy and stimulated - Family bonding and new baby preparation
Alex Petrilli is the Director of King of Paws, Ireland's premier dog training academy. A familiar voice on Irish radio and television, he is a regular guest on Today FM's Anton Savage Show and has worked with RTE on several projects, including 2014's Superstar Dogs. Alex began his career in his native Italy, where he trained and handled dogs for the Emergency Response Unit and Fire Brigade. On relocating to Ireland, he gained a master's degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Queen's University and established King of Paws, which has grown rapidly in recent years to encompass five national locations and a series of popular training seminars. His extensive client base includes a host of Ireland's best-loved athletes and media personalities.