Continuing on our theme of “I…Pit Bulls”, we are super stoked to reveal our newest design, “I Reward Pit Bulls”! This design was inspired by a fun hashtag from our good friend, John, at Rescue Pit, based out of Rochester, NY. #treatpride is a way of sharing our commitment to reward-based training and letting the world know that we believe in the power of rewarding the behaviors we want to see more of from […]
I have a confession to make. Though I am a dog trainer and have had dogs of my own for the past 20 years, there is one area that, until recently, has been a bit of a bugaboo for me. That area is maintenance of my own dog’s nails. This is quite embarrassing, actually, and is one of those things that could keep me up at night, asking, “Why?? Why, oh why is this […]
One of my jobs is to serve as the initial point of contact for MalenaDeMartini.com. In this job, I walk prospective clients through what a separation anxiety protocol will look like, take some history and empathize, empathize, empathize.
By and large, the people who inquire are people whose dogs have been suffering from separation anxiety for a while. They have managed their lives and their dogs, they have worked around the issue, they have tried […]
Recently, I have read some things that I’ve found a bit upsetting, and have been trying to remind myself that this mission we are on is a marathon and not a sprint. Here, I am talking specifically about our mission regarding making reward-based training the norm. We are making headway, though, as a “movement”, and individually as trainers, and I see evidence of that daily, from the client who tells me he kicked his […]