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Your Dog Is Aggressive. What Are Your Options?

Your Dog Is Aggressive. What Are Your Options?

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...

How To Safely Manage Aggressive Behavior

How To Safely Manage Aggressive Behavior

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),...

Aggression: Preparing For Your Dog’s Aggression Consultation

Aggression: Preparing For Your Dog’s Aggression Consultation

  By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, VSPDT, CBATI, VSA-DT Certified Dog Behavior Consultant by IAABC Accredited Dog Trainer by IAABC    "What do you suggest having prepared for the initial consultation?" This is a question I often get asked by new clients as...

Dog Bite Prevention Tips In Your Home

Dog Bite Prevention Tips In Your Home

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 why the quarantine has...

Keeping Your Dog Safe On Walks

Keeping Your Dog Safe On Walks

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 small dog up to try and keep her safe. The...

Helping Aggressive Dogs Through Online Virtual Dog Training

Helping Aggressive Dogs Through Online Virtual Dog Training

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, VSPDT, CBATI Certified Dog Behavior Consultant by IAABC   Dog owners with dogs who display aggressive behavior need the help of a qualified behavior consultant! They can get it through Online Virtual Sessions.    In my last blog about...

How To Safely Play Tug With Your Dog

How To Safely Play Tug With Your Dog

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...

The Other Side of The Pop

The Other Side of The Pop

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...

Resource Guarding In Dogs

Resource Guarding In Dogs

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 value to...

Anthony’s Top 10 Things To Do With Your Puppy

Anthony’s Top 10 Things To Do With Your Puppy

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, CBATI, VSPDT   This weekend I took my puppy Journey hiking off-leash in Connecticut. I was amazed at how many people had their puppies there. It was so great seeing 8-week old and 12-week old puppies on the trail. This is a great...