Barbara Woodhouse


Barbara Woodhouse

Barbara Kathleen Vera Woodhouse (née Blackburn, 9 May 1910 Rathfarnham, Ireland - 9 July 1988, Buckinghamshire, England, after a stroke),imdb name|id=0940314|name=Barbara Woodhouse] was a well known British dog trainer, author and television personality. Her 1980 television series "Training Dogs the Woodhouse Way" made her into a household name in the UK. Among her catch-phrases were "walkies" and "sit!", the latter parodied in the 1983 James Bond film "Octopussy". She was also known for her "no bad dogs philosophy", as her protégé and understudy Brian Kilcommons revealed in a Miami Herald interview. [http://crazyforcritters.blogspot.com/2006/05/read-about-brian-kilcommons-dog.html Crazy for Critters] "In 1996, I interviewed Brian Kilcommons, dog trainer to the stars and the American protege of the late British trainer Barbara Woodhouse, known for her "no bad dogs" philosophy and "Walkies!" rallying cry."]

Life

Woodhouse was born in Rathfarnham, Ireland, and lived in Dublin until 1919 when her father died. Her mother then moved the family to Headington in Oxford, where she attended Headington School. She then trained at the Harper Adams Agricultural College in Shropshire where she was the only woman student, after which she returned to Oxford to start "Headington Riding School and Boarding Kennels". She then spent more than three years in Argentina training horses.

In the 1930s, Woodhouse became a dog breeder and ran kennels until about 1960. She first appeared on TV as a contestant on "What's My Line" where the panelists failed to identify her occupation. She also appeared on CBS 60 minutes.

She wrote many books including her autobiography "Talking to Animals" and the "A-Z of Dogs and Puppies".

She married Dr. Michael Woodhouse in 1940 and moved to Wiltshire. They had three children, Pamela, Patrick and Judith.

Television series

*Training Dogs the Woodhouse Way

Publications

*No Bad Dogs
*Dog Training My Way

Gallery

Citations and notes

External links

* [http://www.headington.org.uk/history/famous_people/woodhouse.htm Barbara Woodhouse and Headington]
*imdb name|id=0940314|name=Barbara Woodhouse


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