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The Philippines'

Top Dog Behavior Expert

Described by Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan as "First-class" and "Masterful" in Cesar's Recruit Asia Season 2, National Geographic Channel

Lestre Zapanta is called by many as "THE Pinoy Dog Whisperer". He is a dog behavior expert with 15 years of experience training dogs and their dog owners. An expert on reading canine signals, he says:

"The good thing about studying dogs' body language is that you become aware of the meaning of every slight change in their behavior. Most people think that the only indication that a dog will bite is if it barks or growls. This is a huge misconception. There are, in fact, other predictive gestures that may occur prior to a bite and they always go unnoticed by an untrained eye. This is the main problem in human-dog relationships --- the language barrier. Before dog owners can hope for obedience, they should understand first what is going through the mind of the dog."

His methods are different from the ones used in traditional sit-and-stay type of dog training. That's why a lot of people consider him as the best dog trainer in the Philippines because his methods are not focused merely on basic obedience commands and dog tricks. To further acquaint you with his amazing work with dogs, check out his Woofcam series. It features some of his past dog students and how Lestre helped them.

WOOFCAM: Asong Nangangagat (Bully bites!)

WOOFCAM: Asong Nangangagat (Bully bites!)

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Now semi-retired, Lestre spends his days with his family at Hacienda Ni Tatang, their new home in the province. He no longer offers weekly sessions. Instead, he dedicates his time to producing digital videos about dog training, educating dog owners through his social media platforms, and helping various animal shelters.


If you own a problem dog, he can still accommodate requests for consultation (by appointment and approval) through any of the following:     


Book a Video Consultation with THE Pinoy Dog Whisperer

Request a Face-to-Face Consultation in Hacienda Ni Tatang 

Endorse your dog's case to our Woofcam Team