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What is Positive Reinforcement?
Positive reinforcement means reinforcing your dog for doing the right behavior. When teaching a dog skills, we want to reinforce their behavior. When a behavior is reinforced, it is likely to be repeated. Reinforcement can be in the form of treats, toys, praise etc. Through clear reinforcement, practice and consistency, the goal is to get your dog to respond to cues with little to no food.
What is LIMA?
LIMA is an acronym that refers to "Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive." Trainers and behavior consultants who follow the principles of LIMA adhere to least intrusive, minimally aversive strategies to achieve the best outcome for success when training or addressing behavior concerns. Click here to learn more about LIMA.
✓ Proven results for both training & behavior modification for dogs of all ages and breeds
✓ Training becomes enjoyable for your dog as he/she gets rewarded for a job well done
✓ Teaches skills while setting boundaries and rules in a clear and consistent manner
✓ Fosters a powerful relationship between the dog & dog owner using a friendly & humane approach
✓ DOES NOT USE: physical force, intimidation, fear tactics or electric shock collars.
Recent Client Reviews
“Anthony is genuine, kind and caring person! He was exceptionally patient and knowledgeable of training strategies to teach us how to manage our year and a half year old dog who is reactive to dogs and obsessed with squirrels. Anthony gave us the tools, tips and strategies to work with our boy and we have made, and are continuing to make, wonderful strides!”
“If you are looking for a honest, loyal and extraordinary dog trainer & behavior consultant, then look no further. As a local Veterinarian on Long Island, I often refer dogs and puppies to Anthony from basic puppy training/socialization to severe aggression/anxiety. Anthony has a great way of approaching each dog with an open mind and gives honest answers and suggestions for owners. Working with Anthony will help open your eyes to triggers, body language and positive ideas that you may not have even considered prior.”
“Katie Cameron of De Marinis Dog Training & Behavior has been working with both my 6 month old Wheaten and I for the past 3 months. I found Katie to be extremely knowledgeable about both theory and practice.”