Adoption Advice Videos

Joel Silverman, Dog Adoption and Rescue Expert

Dog Adoption and Rescue Advice with Joel Silverman

Joel Silverman is the host of Animal Planet's "Good Dog U" and a frequent guest of popular talk shows and news programs. He has years of unique animal experiences ranging from training killer whales to every dog breed imaginable. Joel has worked with organizations ranging from Sea World to Universal Studios and on projects from ad campaigns for Iams to feature movies, including Russell Crowe's "A Good Year." In 2008, Joel was named Dog Trainer of the Year at the Show Dogs of the Year Awards. Joel resides in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. with his mellow yellow dog Foster.


What Color is Your Dog About the book: Dogs naturally run the gamut between "blue" timid dogs to "red" high-energy dogs. The goal of Joel Silverman's new book, "What Color is Your Dog?," is to use positive training techniques to move dogs to the middle "yellow" for the ideal balance of confident, relaxed behavior.

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Your First Hour at Home with Your Dog

Your First Hour at Home with Your Dog

Joel, a long-time adoption advocate, discusses that first hour you are home with your dog.

Adoption and Rescue

Adoption and Rescue

Joel talks about why he loves rescue dogs and why he believes they know they're special.

Before You Go to a Shelter or Rescue

Before You Go to a Shelter or Rescue

Before You Go to a Shelter or Rescue Are you ready to adopt? Joel gives you three quick — but important — tips to prepare yourself before you head to the shelter.

At the Shelter

At the Shelter

You're at the shelter — now what? Joel offers advice for how to have the most positive experience possible with your potential new pet.

Understanding Your Dog's Temperament

Understanding Your Dog's Temperament

Joel talks about the importantance of understanding your dog's temperment.

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