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

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, CBATI, VSPDT, TTWC, VSA-DT When looking for a dog training and behavior professional, it gets confusing to figure out who is qualified and who you should hire. People call themselves certified specialists, behaviorists, behavior consultants, master

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