Will Bangura, Applied Animal Behaviorist, President and Founder of Phoenix Dog Training

Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

1 of 423 Certified Behavior Consultants in the World

Dog Behaviorist

Dog Behaviorist and Certified Behavior Consultant 

Mr. Bangura is ranked among the Top 50 Dog Professionals in the Country.

Mr. Bangura is an Internationally Renowned Expert who Specializes in Providing Science-Based and Evidence-Based Behavior Consultations, Behavior Modification, and Positive Training Solutions for the Most Difficult Dog Behavior Problems, such as Extreme Dog Aggression and Severe Anxiety Disorders in Dogs, Ritualistic and Obsessive-Compulsive Dog Behavior, and Extremely Fearful and Phobic Dogs. Over the Last 31 Years, Will Has Helped Thousands of Dogs and Pet Parents Overcome Some of the Most Difficult Behavior Problems.

  • Nationally Certified Canine Behavior Consultant
  • Nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • Fear Free Certified Professional
  • Canine Cognition Expert
  • Media Consultant
  • Legal Consultant/Dog Bite/Dog Aggression Expert Witness
  • Host of The Pet Talk Today Podcast and Weekly Call-In Show

“Thank You For Entrusting Me to Help You With Your Dog. I Look Forward to Meeting You. Below is Some Information About Me and My Background That You May Find Helpful”

~ Will Bangura, Dog Behaviorist

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INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED and CREDENTIALED PROFESSIONAL

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Mr. Bangura is an Internationally Renowned Expert who Specializes in Providing Science-Based and Evidence-Based Behavior Consultations, Behavior Modification, and Positive Training Solutions for the Most Difficult Dog Behavior Problems, such as Extreme Dog Aggression and Severe Anxiety Disorders in Dogs, Ritualistic and Obsessive-Compulsive Dog Behavior, and Extremely Fearful and Phobic Dogs. Over the Last 31 Years, Will Has Helped Thousands of Dogs and Pet Parents.

Will is a Harvard Educated Canine Cognition Expert. He is a Dog Behaviorist and, to this date, one of only four hundred twenty-three Internationally Certified Behavior Consultants and Certified Professional Dog Trainers to have both certifications through the CCPDT.; Mr. Bangura is ranked as one of the Country’s Top 50 Dog Professionals. Will is also a Fear Free Certified Professional, and  Will is a Supporting Member of the IAABC, The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and a Professional Member of the APDT, The Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Will is also a Professional Member of The Pet Professional Guild, an International Association of Pet Professionals That Are Committed to Science-Based, Evidenced-Based Force Free Training that is Free of Fear, Pain, and Intimidation and Puts The Dogs Welfare First. Will has been “Dancing with Dogs” since 1975, for over 47 years. At the young age of 9, back in 1975, He was competing, showing, and titling dogs in AKC Dog Obedience Matches as a Junior Handler. (Scroll Down to the Bottom of the Page for Photos.)


DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

31 Years of Professional Dog Training

Will has been training dogs with behavior problems professionally for 31 years. He Specializes in the most difficult Dog Behavior Problems, Extreme Dog Aggression, Separation Anxiety and Severe Anxiety Disorders in dogs,  Ritualistic and Obsessive-Compulsive dog behavior, and Extremely Fearful and Phobic Dogs. Will has decades of experience treating some of dogs’ most severe behavior problems. He is an often sought-out expert by other behavior consultants, dog trainers, and veterinarians. He has been an expert witness in dog aggression cases and an often called-upon dog behavior expert for local and national news outlets. Will is also a Veteran of service in the United States Army.


FORMALLY EDUCATED WITH A SPECIALTY IN CANINE COGNITION FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Harvard Dog Behaviorist Phoenix Az Harvard University Canine Cognition Lab

Will’s Formal education rests in both Undergraduate and Graduate Work in Behavioral Psychology, graduate-level studies in Chemistry, Neurochemistry, the Biological Basis of Behavior, and Neuropsychopharmacology.   In 2011 Will continued his education through Harvard University in Canine Cognition.  Will’s current areas of interest and Research are The Effects of Diet, Nutrition, and how Nutraceutical Supplementation can affect Animal Behavior.  He is also a lifetime student of anything behavior, including constantly taking continuing education courses in behavior and subscribing to many peer review journals on animal behavior, veterinary behavior medicine, and other scientific research journals. Will is also the President and Founder of Phoenix Dog Training. He Is also the founder and CEO of Pet Scientifics LLC, a company dedicated to researching and developing behavioral support supplements and Nutraceuticals for companion animals, and the Developer of a Dog Anxiety Calming Aid, CALM DOGS.  In addition, Will has a National Canine Behavior Consultation Business that is part of DogBehaviorist.com.


RESPECTED IN THE COMMUNITY

BBB Torch Award For Ethics

In 2022 Will and PHOENIX DOG TRAINING were nominated for the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics. Will is also well known in Arizona as he was the host of Arizona’s only radio show on pet behavior for several years on 1100 KFNX Radio in Phoenix. .Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, Certified Behavior Consultant Canine Knowledge Assessed Host of Pet Talk Today He is currently the host of the weekly FaceBook Live Streaming Show, Pet Talk Today Saturdays from 9 AM to 10 AM, Mountain Time, and the Pet Talk Today Podcast heard in over 70 countries worldwide. This is Will’s way of giving back to the community.  Not everyone can afford professional training and behavior consulting, so PET TALK TODAY is my labor of love. 

Will has been in Arizona for over 30 years and lives in his Miniature Schnauzer “Boo” and “Papa Sully’s” home in Mesa, Arizona, with the love of his life, better half, best friend, partner, and wife, Hannah. 


Will’s top three tips for pet dog owners for a well-trained dog are:

  1. Expose (desensitize) your dog to EVERYTHING immediately. 
  2. If you can’t keep your dog in your eye site, crate your dog until fully trained.
  3. Train with insane distractions, Train with insane distractions, Train with insane distractions.

Mr. Bangura is a Supporting Member of the IAABC, The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and a Member of the APDT, The Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Will is also a Member of The Pet Professional Guild, an International Association Of Pet Professionals That Are Committed to Science-Based, Evidenced-Based Force Free Training that is Free of Fear, Pain, and Intimidation and Puts The Dogs Welfare First.


Professional Affiliations

Harvard University: Post Graduate Work in Canine Cognition.

IAABC: Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

CCPDT: Nationally Certified Behavior Consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for   Professional Dog Trainers

APDT: Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

PPG: Member of the Pet Professionals Guild

Fear Free Certified Professional

 

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