Meet the Founders

SIRIUS® is a family owned and operated puppy school. Founder and veterinarian Dr. Ian Dunbar revolutionized dog training when he created our original puppy curriculum. Kelly Gorman Dunbar has raised the bar and revolutionized the field of companion dog training once again with her development of our innovative new Puppy Kindergarten class and the SIRIUS Complete Puppy Training Course. Please read on to meet our founders... 

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Meet the Dunbars

Dr. Ian Dunbar PhD, BVetMed MRCVS

Dr. Ian Dunbar PhD, BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer, Dr. Ian Dunbar received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) plus a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, where he researched the development of social hierarchies and aggression in domestic dogs.

He has authored numerous books and DVDs about puppy/dog behavior and training, including AFTER You Get Your Puppy, How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks and the SIRIUS® Puppy Training video.

Kelly Gorman Dunbar

Kelly Gorman Dunbar & Dune, her American Bullog

Kelly Gorman Dunbar is a cofounder and the executive editor of an online dog training resource.  She is the founder and president of Open Paw, a non-profit organization devoted to addressing the unwanted animal problem via education, with the dual goals of keeping dogs and cats out of shelters by keeping them in their original homes and educating animals that end up in shelters by using a vast, educated volunteer base.