On the season premiere of Animal Instinct, host Celia Kutcher is joined by Denise Herman, the founder and head trainer for Empire of the DogShe is a Valedictorian Graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers – widely considered the “Harvard of dog schools.” After graduation, she was hired as a staff trainer at the San Francisco SPCA and opened Empire of the Dog in 2000. Tune in to hear them discuss why dog trainers are so important, even if you think you already know a lot about dogs!


“Work with the dog that’s in front of you; what’s it doing, what do you want it to do, and then bridge that gap.” – Denise Herman