What can you learn about yourself through the relationship with your dog?

Hi, I'm Marissa Martino! I am passionate about supporting behavior change and enhancing relationships for dogs, their people and others.


Canine Enrichment Ebook

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Learn about the various types of enrichment you can add to your routine to reduce behavior issues, meet your dog's needs, and deepen your relationship today!

Paws & Reward Podcast

The podcast where we stop and reflect on behavior change, dog training, the human-canine bond, and the relationships with our loved ones! 

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Change behavior, enhance your relationship, and grow as a person!

This process is more than just dog training. It’s the pet parent and dog working together, learning from one another, and transforming simultaneously.


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Join Marissa, Sarah Stremming, and their friends monthly where they discuss topics around the human-canine relationship for successful behavior change.


Enrichment can meet your dog’s needs, tire them out mentally and physically, and enhance the bond between you and your dog!


An interactive book that guides you and your dog through the principles of behavior modification. Get access to the book's Introduction!

Human-Canine Behavior Connection Book

Building Better Relationships through Dog Training

The relationship with our dogs is a window into how we relate to the world around us. This partnership is a wonderful opportunity to understand how you show up in all relationships. Learn from author, Marissa Martino, how to cultivate self-awareness and intimacy in your life! 

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Dogs help us become better humans. 

With over a decade of experience in animal sheltering, operating my private dog training practice, and my relationship with my dog, Sully, I have learned one glaring lesson: 

Our relationship with our canine companions is a window into how we relate to the world around us. It gives us insight into what holds us back and shows us where we can expand & connect in our own lives and in ALL relationships. 

My approach is called Human-Canine Behavior Connection (HCBC). The pet parent and the dog working together, learning from one another and transforming at the same time! 

My hope is that you find awareness and connection through the resources on this site! 

~ Marissa Martino, CDBC, CTC
   Founder // Paws & Reward

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