By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, CBATI, VSPDT, VSA-DT   Living with a dog who displays aggressive behavior is stressful and creates challenges. Dogs may show signs of aggressive behavior from an early age or develop aggressive behavior over time. Sometimes dog

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, CBATI, VSPDT, VSA-DT Revised 11/28/20 Ouch, my puppy is a beast! Ok, so maybe your puppy isn’t a beast, but your puppy is probably mouthing and biting you and your family. It is probably driving you crazy! The first thing to know is that

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, CBATI, VSPDT, VSA-DT   Most of my work is working with dogs who have behavior issues, most of that being aggression. Some owners knowingly adopt or purchase a dog who displays aggressive behavior (growling, lunging, biting),

By: Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, VSPDT, CBATI   Recently, I have had an increased number of calls about dog bites towards dog owners and household family members. I see this as a result of quarantine due to Covid-19. You might be wondering

By: Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, VSPDT, CBATI   The other day while I was walking my puppy, a neighbor’s dog got out of his yard and bit another neighbor’s dog that was on a walk. The owner quickly reacted and picked her

By: Anthony De Marinis, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant- IAABC, CBATI, VSPDT, TTWC, VSA-DT & Debbie Torraca, DPT, MSPT,  CCRP, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Emeritus   Is it ok to play tug? As dog professionals, we are constantly asked if playing tug causes aggression. The