About Steve Brown
Steve Brown started working with dogs in the early 1980s trying to develop Charlee Bear® Dogs: 40 pound, non-shedding canine geneticists and behaviorists, he developed a long term breeding plan for the dogs. In 1992, understanding that positive reinforcement training techniques were required to enhance teddy bear traits, he developed a best-selling low-calorie training treat (Charlee Bear® Dog Treats), still one of the best selling dog treats in the nation. In the early 1990s Brown realized that he was not ﬁnding the hybrid vigor in some of his dogs that he expected, and he started focusing on diet. In 1998, he developed Steve’s Real Food® for Pets, the ﬁrst AAFCO-compliant, frozen, raw meat-based diet.
After developing national distribution, Brown left the company to focus on research and education. In 2004, Brown co-authored a book on canine nutrition, See Spot Live Longer, now in its seventh printing, and has published more than 30 articles on canine nutrition on leading natural health web sites and in pet related magazines and veterinary journals. In 2006, Brown, understanding that unbalanced fats were one of the major weaknesses of most dog foods, he began the research for Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet, Healthier Dog Food the ABC Way.
Prior to working with dogs, Steve Brown, funded through the U.S. Department of Energy, worked with leading scientists and researchers on energy conserving methods and products and transferred that knowledge and techniques to builders, architects and engineers, and building supply manufacturers.