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Certified Behavior Consultant For Aggression, Reactivity, Fear & Anxiety


Does Your Dog Have A Behavior Issue?

If so, you are not alone! It is very common these days for dog owners to have a family dog that has behavior issues. It is the main focus of my business. Many of the issues I work with on a daily basis include, but are not limited to:

You might find that your dog or dogs might be dealing with one or more of these behavior issues.


Certified Dog Trainer, Behavior Consultant or Behaviorist

You might be looking for help, but you’re not sure who to contact for your situation, right? Are you looking for a dog trainer, behavior consultant, behaviorist or a vet? Do you just need a behavior modification or rehabilitation plan or does your dog need medication to help address these concerns? All valid questions!


In the United States there are actually no regulations on the dog training and behavior industry. This means anyone can call themselves a certified dog trainer, behaviorist, behavior consultant, behavior specialist or aggression specialist etc. What I will say on this is at the end of the day you need to choose someone you are comfortable with. There are organizations that certify dog trainers and behavior professionals, but that doesn’t mean that those individuals are competent. To learn more about how to find a dog trainer and behavior professional and to learn about the different training methods, click here to read my blog on Do I Need to Hire a Dog Training Professional with Credentials? 


Certified Help Is Here!

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Meet Anthony De Marinis

I am a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), a high-level industry-leading behavior certification. I am also an Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT) by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). I enjoy continuing my education in training and behavior modification. 

There is nothing I enjoy more than helping dogs and their people build strong relationships. I find it to be an incredible experience to be a part of a dog’s life. My practice covers a wide range of training and behavioral needs, regardless of the dog’s age and breed. Whether you need help with a new puppy or are looking for assistance with a behavioral issue, I can provide you with practical guidance and solutions that best fit you and your dog’s needs. I like the challenge of creating a plan that provides each dog and their people with helpful solutions to assist them in reaching their goals.


My Approach

My approach is simple: I train dogs the way I train my own dog. In particular, I believe in taking a kind and fair approach when training and modifying behavior, following an acronym called LIMA, which stands for Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive. 

I embrace this approach to dog training and behavior modification because, more than anything else, we need to be our dog’s teacher and guide in life to help them become successful. Whether training or modifying behavior, our goal should be to teach, manage, and guide our dogs so that we can prevent and/or resolve issues. 

Training and living with your dog should be an enjoyable experience that forges a strong relationship between the both of you. My methods are always fair to both the dog and their people.


Michael Shikashio's Aggression in Dogs certificate of completion photo.


Anthony’s Services:

If you are looking for a dog trainer and behavior consultant and live near me on Long Island, please feel free to contact us! If you don’t live on Long Island, but you want help from us, we also provide virtual dog training and behavior modification services


What About Behavior Medication?

If you feel your dog needs internal help with behavior or anxiety medications you should seek out help from a qualified veterinarian. Specifically, you could seek the help of a board certified veterinary behaviorist which is a veterinarian who specializes in working with animal behavior issues that typically require medical interventions. To seek out a board certified veterinary behaviorist take a look at these two organizations to find a qualified professional in your area:

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (DACVB)

How should you prepare for your behavior consultation appointment? Click here to learn more!



Anthony De Marinis specializes in working with dogs with behavior issues, specifically with aggressive behavior. He provides comprehensive in-home behavior consultations and dog training services in most of Nassau County and western Suffolk County on Long Island, NY. (Online Virtual Consultations for aggression and behavior modification are also available for clients who are local and out of state.) Anthony is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant from the International Association for Animal Behavior Consultants, Accredited Dog Trainer by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Licensed Family Dog Mediator (LFDM), and a Fear Free Certified Training Professional (FFCP). Anthony currently has an interest in training and behavior modification in Working & Sport bred dogs. He is also learning about and currently competing in agility and sheep herding with his own dogs. Anthony has two Australian Kelpies, Journey and Quest.

October 22, 2020