By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, CBATI, VSPDT, VSA-DT   Living with a dog who displays aggressive behavior is stressful and creates challenges. Dogs may show signs of aggressive behavior from an early age or develop aggressive behavior over time. Sometimes dog

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, CBATI, VSPDT, VSA-DT Revised 11/28/20 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

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, CBATI, VSPDT, TTWC, VSA-DT What is Resource Guarding? Resource guarding, also known as “possession aggression” is a behavior a dog displays to control access to a valued resource.  What is a valued resource? It is something of

By Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, ADT, CBATI, VSPDT   This weekend I took my puppy Journey hiking off-leash in Connecticut. I was amazed at how many people had their puppies there. It was so great seeing 8-week old and 12-week old puppies

If there was one thing I would suggest that all my clients read through before our initial consultation together, it would be this blog post. It is simple and straight to the point. Regardless of whether you are a puppy owner

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