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

Harmful effects of choke chains and prong collars By: Debbie Torraca, DPT, MSPT,  CCRP, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Emeritus & Anthony De Marinis, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant- IAABC, CBATI, VSPDT, TTWC, VSA-DT   Current research has been a game-changer in understanding, training and teaching

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, CBATI, VSPDT, TTWC, VSA-DT What is Resource Guarding? Resource guarding, also known as “possession aggression” is a behavior a dog displays to control access to a valued resource.  What is a valued resource? It is something of

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, CBATI, VSPDT, TTWC, VSA-DT When looking for a dog training and behavior professional, it gets confusing to figure out who is qualified and who you should hire. People call themselves certified specialists, behaviorists, behavior consultants, master