Warren Eckstein is an internationally known pet and animal expert. He developed his unique approach for understanding animal behavior by combining different techniques learned and observed while working in Southeast Asia and Europe. He has devoted over 40 years to teaching both pets and their people to live happily together through his unique “Hugs and Kisses” approach to animal behavior, care and training.
Warren has worked with more than 40,000 pets including those of many well-known celebrities. David Letterman, Cheryl Tiegs, Lily Tomlin, Geraldine Ferraro, Al Pacino, Rodney Dangerfield, and Phylicia Rashad are just a few of many whom Warren has helped with pet problems.
Since 1997, Warren Eckstein has been a Contributing Pet & Animal Editor for NBC’s TODAY Show. For more than fourteen years, Warren was the regular pet and animal expert for the national television show “LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KATHIE LEE.” He has also been seen weekly on “The Discovery Channel” and youngsters are familiar with Warren from his appearances as the “Creature Keeper” for the Disney Channel’s “New Mickey Mouse Club.” He is part of a team of animal experts that helped develop and produce content for DogTV, a new channel available exclusively on DirectTV that has garnered extensive publicity. And in April 2014, Warren joined the Advisory Board of Women’s Choice Award, saluting the best pet brands, products and services selected by women.
Warren hosts his own syndicated radio show, “The Pet Show With Warren Eckstein,” going into its 40th year on the air and bolstering its reach with the addition of more than 100 markets to its affiliate network. As a pet therapist, Warren dispenses pet behavior and psychology advice during his call-in shows. Consequently, he’s been nicknamed “The Dr. Phil of Pets.” He also hosts a similar program on KRLA 870AM The Answer Radio in Los Angeles, and has been broadcasting in L.A. for 40 years, earning him the title “The Most Trusted Pet Expert in the U.S.”
Nationally, Warren has made appearances on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, 20/20, E!, Court TV and others. Warren has been featured in People Magazine, Time, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Money Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Family Circle – the publications are too numerous to list!
Over the years, Warren has worked with virtually every type of animal. A “hands on” animal expert, Warren is equally comfortable backpacking with llamas, being in the water with dolphins, or working with puppies and kittens. Well known for his unique “Hugs and Kisses” approach with pets, Warren specializes in resolving behavior problems by teaching people and animals to communicate, so pet and owner may live happily ever after.
Warren created quite a stir in the pet world with his book Pet Aerobics. In fact, his book, which advocates exercise programs for healthier and better-behaved pets, earned him a four-page spread in People Magazine.
His amazing life and career with animals let Random House to ask Warren to author his long-anticipated autobiography Memoirs of a Pet Therapist: A Tail All Book in 1998.
Warren’s book How To Get Your Cat To Do What You Want, published by Random House, appeared on The Book of the Month Club’s Best Seller List. Its success let to its reissue in paperback.
How To Get Your Dog To Do What You Want, published by Fawcett Columbine, continues to be a best-seller.
His books The Illustrated Cat’s Life and The Illustrated Dog’s Life, also published by Fawcett Columbine, have been published in 10 countries.
Warren founded the Hugs & Kisses Animal Fund, a not-for-profit organization, in memory of his wife Fay who died in 1990. Its mission is to fund hundreds of small animal organizations across the United States, and to be a resource where other help is unavailable. He is also a 25-year Emeritus member of the Board of Directors for the Bide-A-Wee Home Association, the nation’s oldest no-kill charitable humane organization. He serves on the Advisory Boards for HSUS/LA, Rescue Me Incorporated and many more.
Warren’s website platform is: www.thepetshow.com