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

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 puppies learn and

Teaching your dog how to go to the bathroom outside. “Magic time, get busy, hurry up, do your business”, are just a few possible cues for housetraining. Regardless of what you decide to call it, housetraining is an essential part of

Have a Crate Time! Benefits of crate training Every now and then I get questioned about why the use of a crate is important. On occasion I will even get asked if it is cruel. I figured I would use this as