Dog Training

Consulting & Seminars

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Brian and Diane Sawyer

A multifaceted author, video producer, educational consultant, investigative reporter, expert witness, pet industry spokesman, lecturer & master trainer, Brian Kilcommons is supremely qualified to assume the mantle of authority on a wide range of animal issues.

In his multifaceted career spanning almost thirty years, Brian has witnessed & addressed a myriad of human/animal relationships – from the tragic to the sublime, from the dramatic to the frivolous. His knowledge, insight and, some say almost mystical empathy with animals, has enlightened pet owners & enthusiasts around the world.

Brian Kilcommons has proven to be an articulate spokesman in the fields of animal behavior & training.  His high profile, engaging on-stage presence, excellent communication skills & sheer exuberance about all things connected with pets and pet ownership are qualities eagerly sought by the corporate world in the marketing of their pet products and services.

He has also done investigative reporting features for CBS Morning News and Eyewitness News, and hosted Fox News Channel Pet News. Regional TV and radio appearances include Cleveland, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Philadelphia, Boston, Vancouver.


Brian offers in-person workshops providing hands-on intensive training for pet owners, professional trainers and shelter staff.

Attendees learn hands-on in engaging and entertaining events.  Here’s what some attendees have said about our seminars!


 Kerry Lyman, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Nestle Purina Pet Care

“In my role as director of Marketing Public Relations at Nestle Purina PetCare I had the pleasure of hiring Brian Kilcommons as an expert media spokesperson for several public relations programs. Not only is Brian a recognized expert in the field of dog and cat training and care, he is exceptionally articulate and personable in TV and print interviews. He is able to integrate brand messages fluidly into an interview, providing valuable information for the viewer while accomplishing marketing goals. Brian knows how to control an interview situation so it’s a win-win for the media outlet and the company. If you are looking for an accomplished spokesperson and a true expert in his field, I highly recommend Brian.”

M. Christie Smith, CAWA Executive Director, Potter League for Animals

“I wanted to thank you again for bringing your vast knowledge and enthusiasm to the Potter League and our Newport community.  It is unusual to find trainers who are expert in training and behavior issues and that can also actually teach these principles.  The fact that you bring such humor to your presentations makes training fun and memorable.  While it is clear you are passionate and committed to animals, your people skills set you apart from so many trainers.  We continue to have fabulous learning experiences every time you here at the Potter League.  Thanks for enriching so many lives – both two- and four-legged.   How quickly can we get you back here???”


 Ro Markson, CEO at AC Agency – Sydney, Australia

Dear Brian, You are a true professional, a dream to work with, highly motivated, enthusiastic and masterful in your knowledge.  Your commitment, your energetic approach and your people and pet handling skills are truly impressive. Above all, your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your no fuss mindset ensured that the Petstock media tour of Australia was incredibly successful. It is not every day that one meets a person of your calibre.  Thank you for everything.   Best wishes and hoping to see you in Australia again really soon. 


 Drew Lambert, PR Directory at AC Agency –  Sydney, Australia

In all my years as a PR Director, never have I worked with such a true professional. Bryan was employed by AC Agency on behalf of Australia’s leading pet supply chain, PETstock. Bryan came to Australia and did a tour of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth. This was an exhausting tour by any account. Bryan was always ‘on’ during the whole tour. His knowledge is brilliant, his ability to handle media interviews is like no other. He delivered key messages succinctly and always knew exactly what the media outlet required, ensuring PETstock’s messaging was delivered seamlessly. A joy to work with – let’s hope we can bring him back to Australia again some day.