Trainer Profile: Will Bangura

Address: Phoenix, AZ 85050 (United States)
Phone Number: 602-769-1411
Certifications: Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed
Certified Behavior Consultant Canine - Knowledge Assessed



Will Bangura, an internationally recognized canine expert with over 35 years of experience, specializes in science-based and evidence-based behavior consultations, behavior modification, and positive training solutions for challenging dog behavior problems, including extreme aggression, severe anxiety disorders, separation anxiety, ritualistic and obsessive-compulsive behaviors, and extreme fearfulness. Over the years, he has assisted thousands of dogs and pet parents, addressing and resolving these intricate behavioral issues.

Mr. Bangura is an Author, having written the groundbreaking Textbook for Pet Professionals, Taming The Treasure Takers: Understanding Managing and Addressing Resource Guarding Behaviors in Dogs, and the author of House-Training 101: Potty Training Unleashed for Pet Parents.

Beginning his virtual consultations in 2004 using the Net Meeting platform, Will has been at the forefront of innovative behavior consultations for nearly two decades.

He holds notable distinctions, including:

Dual international certifications as a Canine Behavior Consultant with both the IAABC and the CCPDT – a credential achieved by fewer than 35 professionals globally. Certifications as an Internationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Fear Free Certified Professional, and Canine Cognition Expert. Media consultant, legal consultant specializing in dog aggression cases, and host of The Pet Talk Today Podcast and Weekly Call-In Show. Educated in Canine Cognition through Harvard University, Will's prowess extends to being recognized as one of the top 50 dog professionals in the country. He remains a dedicated member of several professional bodies, such as the IAABC, APDT, and the Pet Professional Guild – organizations that prioritize science-based, evidence-based force-free training that focuses on the welfare of the dog.

Will's passion for canines began at a tender age of 9 in 1975 when he was competing, showing, and titling dogs in AKC Dog Obedience Matches as a Junior Handler. His formal education encompasses undergraduate and graduate work in Behavioral Psychology, Chemistry, Neurochemistry, the Biological Basis of Behavior, and Neuropsychopharmacology. As a lifelong learner, Will's research interests lie in the intersection of diet, nutrition, and nutraceutical supplementation and their effects on animal behavior. His commitment to education is further demonstrated through his subscriptions