By: Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, VSPDT, CBATI   Recently, I have had an increased number of calls about dog bites towards dog owners and household family members. I see this as a result of quarantine due to Covid-19. You might be wondering

By: Anthony De Marinis, CDBC, VSPDT, CBATI   The other day while I was walking my puppy, a neighbor’s dog got out of his yard and bit another neighbor’s dog that was on a walk. The owner quickly reacted and picked her

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “When should I start training my puppy?” My answer is always…you guessed it! NOW!!!! When I say now I mean ASAP. Right now. Regardless of whether you are working with a professional

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