From Training to Nourishment:

Expert Obedience Training and Nutrition Services for Healthy, Happy, and Well-Behaved Companions

From Training to Nourishment:

Expert Obedience Training and Nutrition Services for Healthy, Happy, and Well-Behaved Companions

Long Island-based

Dog Training in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Maria understands that each dog is unique, with individual personalities, temperaments, and learning styles, requiring a customized program to thrive during training. She offers a personalized approach, tailoring our training programs to meet the specific needs of each furry friend and their human family. Whether you have a new puppy in need of basic obedience training or an older dog with specific behavioral challenges, she offers a comprehensive range of training options to suit every situation.


Maria also understands that a well-rounded approach to dog care involves not only training your furry friend but also ensuring they receive optimal nutrition for their overall well-being.


To add to your convenience, Maria's services are available in the comfort of your own home.


Here's what you'll learn:

  • Proper leash etiquette
  • Collar Training
  • Safeguarding your home
  • Basic obedience commands
  • Preparing for the arrival of a new puppy
  • How to bond with your new puppy
  • Proper Nutrition
  • Wellness and Food Preparation

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Theodor Says: Dogs Are People Too!"

Dogs are people too! Could it be true? With easy-to-read text and colorful illustrations, kids can follow Theodor the German Shepherd in his journey as he illuminates a different way of looking at dogs.


Let Theodor show you that dogs have needs and feelings. They get hungry and need to go on walks. They also need love and they enjoy making friends. In all these ways, dogs are just like people!


This is a story for parents who are looking to prepare their children for pet ownership, but most of all, it is a story that serves to teach children a very valuable lesson in kindness and having empathy for our fur friends.

Paw-Press Corner

Theodor Says: Dogs Are People Too!"

- A Heartwarming Tale of Canine Companionship and Kindness

In a world where the love for animals knows no bounds, Long Island-based Maria Dello introduces a charming and enlightening children's book, "Theodor Says: Dogs Are People Too!" This delightful tale, adorned with easy-to-read text and vibrant illustrations by Dello, invites young readers to embark on an unforgettable journey with Theodor the German Shepherd.

Dogs, often considered our faithful companions, are given a new perspective through Theodor's eyes. With an uncanny ability to articulate his thoughts, Theodor sheds light on the similarities between dogs and humans. "Dogs have needs and feelings. They get hungry and need to go on walks. They also need love and they enjoy making friends. In all these ways, dogs are just like people!" proclaims Theodor, capturing the essence of this heartwarming narrative.


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Author Maria Dello talks new children's book

'Theodor Says: Dogs Are People Too!'

"Theodor Says: Dogs Are People Too!" marks an exciting addition to children's literature, written by Maria Dello, a dog trainer, and nutritionist. In this delightful book, Maria introduces young readers to the captivating world of canine companionship. Through engaging storytelling and charming illustrations, she takes children on an enriching journey, fostering a deeper connection with their furry friends.


Aired on News 3 Las Vegas

Paw-Press Corner

Theodor Says: Dogs Are People Too!"

- A Heartwarming Tale of Canine Companionship and Kindness

In a world where the love for animals knows no bounds, Long Island-based Maria Dello introduces a charming and enlightening children's book, "Theodor Says: Dogs Are People Too!" This delightful tale, adorned with easy-to-read text and vibrant illustrations by Dello, invites young readers to embark on an unforgettable journey with Theodor the German Shepherd.

Dogs, often considered our faithful companions, are given a new perspective through Theodor's eyes. With an uncanny ability to articulate his thoughts, Theodor sheds light on the similarities between dogs and humans. "Dogs have needs and feelings. They get hungry and need to go on walks. They also need love and they enjoy making friends. In all these ways, dogs are just like people!" proclaims Theodor, capturing the essence of this heartwarming narrative.


Read More

Author Maria Dello talks new children's book

'Theodor Says: Dogs Are People Too!'

"Theodor Says: Dogs Are People Too!" marks an exciting addition to children's literature, written by Maria Dello, a dog trainer, and nutritionist. In this delightful book, Maria introduces young readers to the captivating world of canine companionship. Through engaging storytelling and charming illustrations, she takes children on an enriching journey, fostering a deeper connection with their furry friends.


Aired on News 3 Las Vegas

Our Story

Growing up, we always had dogs and other pets. I consider these pets to be a part of the family. That said, it was not long before I realized while looking into my dog's eyes that dogs are people too - they have both emotional and physical needs. Physically speaking, our dogs may present ailments such as an upset stomach or an ear infection, both of which may require a visit to the veterinarian. Emotionally, dogs can develop separation anxiety or even depression when they are not provided with enough attention from their owners. To keep our dogs looking at their best, we must bring them to a groomer - similar to how humans go to a hair salon or spa.


Working as a nutritionist, I realized that I would like to expand on my nutritional knowledge by sharing advice that I have used on my own German shepherd, as well as some of my friends' dogs. Furthermore, I wanted to address each dog's food allergies and make sure that they were getting proper nutrients through a perfectly balanced diet. As I more deeply examined this realm of "pet nutrition," I realized that many of our dogs have various health issues - ranging from them merely being overweight to even having diabetes. In fact, obesity within dogs is more common than what you would think. As a matter of fact, dogs are susceptible to many of the diseases that humans get as well. Is the American diet also affecting Fido? Can mere table scraps, combined with poor-quality dog food, be causing changes in our pet's health?


It is crucial for us to understand the impact of nutrition on our pets' health and take appropriate measures to ensure their overall wellness.

Dog Mom, Dog Trainer, Nutritionist and Author

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