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Adolescent Dogs: The Teenage Stage!

Adolescent Dogs: The Teenage Stage!

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 sweet, cute, innocent puppy is not so...

Puppy Proofing: Keep Your Puppy and Your Home Safe

Puppy Proofing: Keep Your Puppy and Your Home Safe

by Anthony De Marinis, CDBC   So you got yourself a puppy! Hooray! Puppies are fun and bring out the best in people. But they can also bring out the worst in people to. Living with a puppy can be time-consuming and stressful at times. They need to be managed,...

Hand Targeting

Hand Targeting

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 is a video I created on how to teach hand targeting....

Resource Guarding Prevention in Puppies

Resource Guarding Prevention in Puppies

Revised 4/7/2021 By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, CBATI, VSPDT, TTWC, VSA-DT   Preventing your puppy from becoming possessive of his things can be very important, especially in households with children. Many dog owners think that if a puppy growls or snaps at...

How to Potty Train Your Puppy

How to Potty Train Your Puppy

Updated on 12/14/22 “Magic time, get busy, hurry up, do your business”, are just a few possible phrases you can teach your puppy to understand when you ask them to go to the bathroom. Regardless of what you decide to call it, potty training (aka housetraining) is an...