My Journey with Dogs

Stories and thoughts from the observations of a behavior consultant & trainer on his journey

 

 

 

Being an Objective Learner

Being an Objective Learner

This past week, one of the professional education groups I belong to had one of their continuing education meetings. In these meetings dog training and behavior professionals can ask each other questions and discuss topics as it relates to dogs and dog behavior....

Dog Training is Like Working Out!

Dog Training is Like Working Out!

I always say "Dog training is like working out." What I mean is training a dog takes time and consistent effort to achieve the results you want. AND when you achieve those results you need to continue to put in work in order to maintain those results. Regardless if...

Dog Owners Always Ask Me…

Dog Owners Always Ask Me…

1/25/22 Dog owners always ask me "how do I get a well trained dog?" or "how do I get my dog to listen to me?" Sometimes I wonder to myself, "Are dog owners asking the right question(s)?" I understand what my clients are asking me and why they are asking me these...

Telling Your Dog “NO”- What I have learned

Telling Your Dog “NO”- What I have learned

1/20/22 When I was first introduced to positive reinforcement training methods I was taught that telling your dog "no" (AKA a no reward marker) was not needed when training a dog. As I have grown as a training and behavior professional, I have changed my views on...

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

9/19/21 My dog Journey, who is now 2.5 years old, came home with me three months after my dog Gerber had passed away. Looking back, I realize I was not mentally ready for Journey because of the deep sadness and pain I was feeling from Gerber’s passing. When I decided...

Introduction to My Journey With Dogs

Introduction to My Journey With Dogs

Hello!!! My name is Anthony De Marinis, a Long Island based certified behavior consultant and dog trainer. This blog is a place for my stories, observations and my journey with dogs. I named this blog after my dog Journey, because he is taking me on a journey. He has...

Being an Objective Learner

Being an Objective Learner

This past week, one of the professional education groups I belong to had one of their continuing education meetings. In these meetings dog training and behavior professionals can ask each other questions and discuss topics as it relates to dogs and dog behavior....

Dog Training is Like Working Out!

Dog Training is Like Working Out!

I always say "Dog training is like working out." What I mean is training a dog takes time and consistent effort to achieve the results you want. AND when you achieve those results you need to continue to put in work in order to maintain those results. Regardless if...

Dog Owners Always Ask Me…

Dog Owners Always Ask Me…

1/25/22 Dog owners always ask me "how do I get a well trained dog?" or "how do I get my dog to listen to me?" Sometimes I wonder to myself, "Are dog owners asking the right question(s)?" I understand what my clients are asking me and why they are asking me these...

Telling Your Dog “NO”- What I have learned

Telling Your Dog “NO”- What I have learned

1/20/22 When I was first introduced to positive reinforcement training methods I was taught that telling your dog "no" (AKA a no reward marker) was not needed when training a dog. As I have grown as a training and behavior professional, I have changed my views on...

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

9/19/21 My dog Journey, who is now 2.5 years old, came home with me three months after my dog Gerber had passed away. Looking back, I realize I was not mentally ready for Journey because of the deep sadness and pain I was feeling from Gerber’s passing. When I decided...

Introduction to My Journey With Dogs

Introduction to My Journey With Dogs

Hello!!! My name is Anthony De Marinis, a Long Island based certified behavior consultant and dog trainer. This blog is a place for my stories, observations and my journey with dogs. I named this blog after my dog Journey, because he is taking me on a journey. He has...