Doglish Radio, October 6, 2012
Celebrity Dog Stylist
Jorge Bendersky become a celebrity dog groomer soon after moving to Manhattan from his native Argentina. Trimming and fluffing the four-legged children of some of the New York Citys elite. Today he is one of Manhattans sought-after groomers. His clients include top models, notable actors, infamous billionaires and popular recording artists.
Jorges talents have been seen on Animal Planets reality show, The Groomer Has It, as a Judge on TLCs Extreme Poodles and as the new Grooming expert on Animal Planets Dogs 101.
Jorges deep commitment to giving back has led him to offer his talents to help those dogs who need the most just to survive. Through a series of pet care workshops in NYCs inner-city neighborhoods and by conducting seminars to help other groomers carry on this mission.
Celebrity Animal Communicator
As far back as I can remember Ive been able to communicate with animals. When I realized that other people didnt do that that I was different I blocked out my ability for many years. It was only after barely surviving an explosive car crash that I remembered to speak with animalsand allowed them to help me through an excruciating recovery.
Having the aid of your animals, who know you better than anyone and want so much to help you, can guide you through lifes challenges. Each of us has the ability to talk with animals. Holding conversations with my dog, Makeba and my horse, Magic saved my life, and I wanted to share that gift of communication with other people.
Elite Dog Trainer
Steve Austin is an Aussie larrikin brash, no bulldust, but with a warm heart and the unique skill to tame the wildest dogs.
When Steve Austin was just 13 he trained his black mutt Sooty to entertain crowds outside the pub.
Today Steve Austin is called upon several agencies including: Tasmaninia Quarantine - Australian Government Departments - New Caledonia Quarantine - Australian Army - NSW Corrective Services - Local Government - The LAPD - The Armed Forces - World Wildlife Fund - Cheetah Conservation Fund
Most recently Steve was chosen to head the NSW Emergency Volunteer Canine Fire and Rescue Unit. This unit-the first of its kind in Australia will be deployed to help with recovery efforts during tsunamis, earthquakes, fires and floods.
Despite his typical Aussie larrikin nature or maybe because of it, Steve is often invited to lecture and help at zoos around the world. Hes also a regular at American Law Enforcement Agencies and was asked to train dogs in bomb detection at the Mount Everest Kennel Club in Kathmandu. Steve is a more of a steak and chips kind of guy but he trained the first ever truffle detector dogs.
The Dog Whisperer
Dima Yeremenko, MSc, was born in 1970 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Often called a Dog Whisperer, he graduated as a dog instructor at the age of 15 and was soon judging championships all over the country. Dima has also worked with wolves and foxes as well as a number of other species from cats to horses, birds and fish. In 1991, he came to Britain to study for a PhD at reading University. He founded the Good Boy Dog School in Hampstead, London, in 1996, which has quickly established a reputation as one of the finest in the country.
The Times described Dima as the magic dog whisperer of North London. Dima works closely with the RSPCA and Battersea Dogs Home in retraining rescue dogs and also specialises in training dogs for competitions and modelling assignments for print and TV media.
Co-author Emily Randolph is an American journalist living in London with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier, Julia. It was through Julias very bad behaviour that she met Dima, who transformed their lives.
People speak English, Spanish or any other human language. Vladae Roytapel speaks five languages and one of them is "Doglish". Vladae is the grandson of the former USSR chief biologist that conducted Pavlov inspired research with wolves, coyotes, and foxes.
As a child, Vladae spent years playing, observing, and working with his grandfather's animals. Vladae won his first local obedience championship at age twelve in the city of Baku with his Siberian Husky, Berta. At seventeen, Vladae achieved first-degree national champion in the Soviet Union OKD and ZKS (the American Superbowl of dog training). He then attended Avante, a private dog training school in State of Moldova, where he studied Pavlov and other famous Russians and became Certified Dog Trainer/behavior therapist. Vladae Roytapel, known in USA as “The Russian Dog Wizard,” is the owner of SoCal Dog Training -- one of the most successful dog training companies in the world. He has worked for various prominent organizations including security dogs for "Focus Hope" Detroit, MI, Leader Dogs for the blind, the Red Army, and Soviet KGB. Vladae's training methods have been displayed on NPR, L.A. Magazine, CNN’s Situation Room, CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, and countless other local morning shows on ABC, NBC, & FOX affiliated stations across America. He was a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated Animal Radio LLC network & now the expert for ALL PAWS PET TALK RADIO + TV NETWORK.
Vladae is the behavioral expert for the #1 Dog Lovers blog in America Dogtime, he is columnist for many Pet related publications including National travel magazine, Fido Friendly, Orange County Register, Newport Beach Patch and Expert adviser for WikiHow, Pets Places, and many others social media outlets.