Your Dog Training Questions: Where Should I Socialize My Puppy?

If you have been reading my blog for a while, (or if you haven’t, hello new readers!) you know that I preach the virtues of puppy “socialization.” So what is socialization and where does it happen? It is the process of exposing your puppy to people, places, sounds, sights and smells when they are young. […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Does Your Dog Dig, Dig, Dig?

If your dog is digging in the backyard, it can ruin your lawn and wear on your nerves. The problem may be as simple as boredom, now find out what may be the solution. Your Question: Jim, Do you have any tips for a dog that contunally digs? My family and I recently took in […]

You Dog Training Questions: My Puppy Chews And Licks Everything While We’re At Work

Do you ever wonder what your dog does at home all day while you are at work? If your dog doesn’t have the exercise and structure they need, it’s probably something you don’t want them doing. Chewing, digging, licking and house soiling are some of the many things a bored, lonely and energetic dog can […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Answering Your Questions About Dog Behavior

Your Questions: My Dogs Are Hyper-Active At Home Jim, We have two dogs that need help. We have a 2-year-old male poodle that we brought with us when we relocated last November and a Jack Russell we rescued in March. Each dogs has separate issues. Our poodle has a fixation light that shines through the […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Is There a Cure for Dog-Dog Aggression?

I have worked with many clients seeking a cure for their aggressive dogs. Their questions are usually the same: Can you fix it? What do I have to do? How long will it take? Can you fix it? As much as all clients want their dog to be friendly towards all other dogs, the reality […]

Dog Behavior: What Not To Do With An Anxious Dog

When dogs are anxious, many people innocently begin to try to calm or soothe them by petting their dog. Although this may seem the proper reaction, it actually enforces the anxiety. Your words, voice and attention actually make the dog feel that being anxious is okay. So, how do you avoid this, and help your […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: The Solution to Problem Behavior Could Be As Easy As the Words You Choose

Dog behavior problems are a concern for many dog owners and a major reason that dogs end up in shelters. The best thing you can do for your dog is to begin training when he is still in the puppy stage. It’s is much easier to start off on the right foot than to go […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Does Your Dog Beg For Food at the Table?

The very best way to stop your dog from begging at the table for scraps is – don’t encourage it in the first place. Simple right. You would think so. But so many dog owners initially think it’s cute or just want their dogs to have “just a taste”. Before you know it, you’ve created […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Dog Training Step by Step, How to Help Your Puppy Overcome Being Fearful

Unfortunately, sometimes you have a puppy or dog that seems to be fearful of either one thing – or many things. Everyone wants a happy, outgoing puppy or dog that just loves life and everything in it, but that isn’t the case with every puppy. If your puppy seems to be afraid of certain things, […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: House Soiling in an Adult Dog

Discovering that your older, mature dog is house soiling in your home can be frustrating for many dog owners. After eliminating any medical causes, you must take a look at other reasons for this behavior. If your dog has become anxious, this can cause house soiling in a mature dog. Let’s look at how this […]