Brian Kilcommons is the only North American to have studied with the legendary dog trainer Barbara Woodhouse of Great Britain. From mentor to friend, Barbara Woodhouse left an indelible impression upon Brian; one that brought heightened awareness to the importance of fair training techniques, great patience and an understanding of the world from the pet's point of view.
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.
Brian 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.