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Tethered Cord Syndrome in Dogs

Tethered Cord Syndrome in Dogs

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, LFDM, FFCP, CBATI, VSA-DT "Something is wrong with my dog." "He keeps kicking his legs out and seems to lose control of them." "It is like he has some weird sensation going through his body." "He keeps looking at, sniffing and...

VIDEO BLOG- The Secret To Reliable Recall

VIDEO BLOG- The Secret To Reliable Recall

This Video Blog was provided by a podcast interview I participated with Nihal Salah from Rescue Tails podcast. Check out the Rescue Tails Podcast by clicking here!  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO BLOG VIDEO BLOG TOPIC: Reliable Recall In this video blog I am...

Toy Rewards & Play

Toy Rewards & Play

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, LFDM, FFCP, CBATI, VSA-DT Over the past couple of years my Kelpie, Journey, has really taught me the importance of toy play and using toys as rewards. At first it was a bit of a struggle for me to have a dog who was motivated by toys...

Top Skills to Teach A Puppy!

Top Skills to Teach A Puppy!

Getting a puppy is a fun and exciting time. Everyone wants a well-trained, friendly and obedient dog. But, not everyone has a plan to set their puppy up for success. In order to have a well-trained puppy, you MUST have goals and a training plan in place to help you...

Beast Teeth! Puppy Mouthing & Biting Tips

Beast Teeth! Puppy Mouthing & Biting Tips

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dog Training Tips For Success

Dog Training Tips For Success

If there was one thing I would suggest that all my clients read through before our initial consultation together, it would be this blog post. It briefly covers a broad range of topics that will provide success to you and your dog. Regardless of whether you are a puppy...

Reasons For Investing In Puppy Training Early On

Reasons For Investing In Puppy Training Early On

Congratulations, you got a puppy! Now what? Puppies Need To Start Training ASAP   You might be thinking that your puppy will already know how to go to the bathroom outside or at least on a weewee pad. Maybe you expect your puppy to know how to be social and...