Teaching your dog a behavior on verbal cue

Marissa MartinoBehavior & Training Resources

Every client that I meet with always wants to add the verbal cue to a behavior a bit too soon before the dog is ready.  It makes sense that we would want to do that since our primary way of communicating is through verbal language.  However, in contrast, the dog’s primary way of communicating is through body language.  Since this … Read More

How to Walk a Reactive Dog

Marissa MartinoBehavior & Training Resources

It can be very challenging; physically, mentally and emotionally walking a dog that reacts to his/her environment by barking, pulling or lunging. It can be physically challenging as you try and pull the dog away from the oncoming stimulus. It can be mentally challenging as you try and figure out how to handle your dog to prevent unwanted outcomes. And … Read More