Tamar Geller is a New York Times bestselling author & as OPRAH says “A Life Coach for Dogs and their People”. Known for her innovative methods, enthusiasm, and celebrity clients like Ben Affleck, John Stewart, Larry King, Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough, Charlize Thereon, Natalie Portman, & of course OPRAH, Tamar has transformed lives and impacted relationships not only for dogs but also of people. The Loved Dog method that Tamar created 25 yrs ago is based on the knowledge she acquired as an intelligence officer in the Israeli Special Forces and from the wisdom of nature during the time she spent observing wolves in the wild. Understanding firsthand the challenges of being a veteran Tamar has created a nonprofit program Operation Heroes & Hounds that measurably empowers the lives of veterans and shelter dogs.
Inspired by Tamar’s observations of a wild wolf pack in their natural habitat, The Loved Dog™ method builds a relationship based on games, clear communication, mutual respect, and fun. Rejecting the painful prong collars and choke chains that have been common tools of dog trainers for decades, Tamar educates with kindness. With The Loved Dog™ method, the dog, who wants to be play-trained by you, becomes a well-mannered and loved member of the family. Tamar has helped many people achieve an amazing relationship with their four-legged family members. This is the only training method endorsed by The Humane Society of the United States.
“Dogs are amazingly sensitive and intuitive creatures, “Tamar says. If you use stress-free, game-based coaching (such as what we use with children) you will empower them to be all that they can be and in return not only will your dog be devoted to you but he will be your raving fan.
Preferring the term “life coach” to “dog trainer,” and “well-mannered” to “obedient,” she provides insight to millions of dog enthusiasts nationwide as the resident dog expert on “The Today Show.” Tamar has also appeared several times on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. In addition to: CNN’s Larry King, Ellen, Rachel Ray, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, E!, Regis & Kelly, 20/20, as well as in the pages of USA Today, NY Times magazine, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, US Weekly, GQ, and Men’s Health among others.
Her extraordinary vision led her to open The Loved Dog Center, Southern California’s first cage-free doggie day care kennels and boarding facility in 1996, a concept that was ridiculed at the time, and now can be found in abundance throughout major cities in the United States.
Tamar’s first book, The Loved Dog: The Playful Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior (Simon and Schuster) is a New York Times best seller that has helped many pet “parents” understand and improve their dog’s behavior. Her second book 30 Days to a Well Mannered Dog is currently available online and in bookstores.
Driven by her desire to improve the lives of people and animals in need by nurturing the power of their natural bond, Tamar founded The Loved World Foundation by Tamar Geller.
Utilizing Tamar’s background as a former intelligence officer in the Israeli Special Forces & understanding firsthand the challenges of being a veteran Tamar’s non-profit The Loved World Foundation introduced Operation Heroes & Hounds™. This program was established to aid injured members of the United States military suffering from physical and non-visible wounds. While coaching shelter dogs with The Loved Dog™ method, service members gain a renewed sense of purpose, self esteem, and life skills to aid their transition back into society. Simultaneously, shelter dogs learn good manners and gain a chance for adoption into their forever home. Operation Heroes & Hounds™ provides service members and homeless dogs an opportunity to heal their emotional wounds together.
In addition to advancing the programs of her foundation, Tamar is also a sought out public speaker with her “Unleash Your Life” presentation. She also serves as an advisor to The Humane Society of the United States and Best Friends Animal Society.