New dog owners are often somewhat prepared for their new puppy. However, many are not as prepared for their puppy to become a teenager!  Has your puppy become a bull in a china shop after reaching the six-month mark? Maybe that

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC Believe it or not, the use of a muzzle can come in handy even if your dog does not have aggression issues. For most of us the typical response to hearing about the use of a

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC Hand targeting or “touch”, is a great behavior to teach for a variety of reasons. A hand target is when you present your hand and the dog bumps his or her nose against your hand. Below

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, CBATI, VSPDT, TTWC, VSA-DT   Possession behavior, also known as “resource guarding”, is a natural survival behavior that all animals display, including humans. These behaviors can be normal and mild, but they can escalate and become quite

Dogs are body language communicators -Chris Bach   So you want to truly communicate with and understand your dog? This is done most effectively by learning about canine body language and communication skills. Whether training a dog or modifying behavior, understanding how