The Best Gift You Can Give Your Dog Today.

A new fancy bed?  A couple of the newest, trendiest doggie toys?  Maybe her very own sundress custom made just for her?  Forget it.  That kind of material stuff may make us humans happy, but honestly,  your dog could care less. The very best gift you can give your dog today is a walk.  That’s […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Aggressive Dog Behavior – How To Turn It Around

Aggressive dog behavior happens. Many dog owners who would never have thought their dog would become aggressive are startled, confused and sometimes afraid when their dog acts aggressive towards them. There are close to 20 types of dog aggression that have been identified, but all can have potentially serious consequences. If left unchecked, it can […]

The Benefits of Training Your Dog

The benefits of having a trained dog are nearly limitless!  Here’s a run-down of just some of the advantages and benefits: Benefits of Dog Training: • Puppy classes provide the opportunity for getting your new family member started off right. Puppy classes provide the experiences and opportunities for your puppy to develop interaction skills with […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Puppy Biting – What Not to Do…And Why

Help your puppy succeed! Learn about their “biting” behavior and how to handle this normal activity.

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Dealing With Dog Aggression While Walking on a Leash

Over the years many clients have initially come to me because of dog aggression when walking on a leash. Interestingly, many of these dogs were not, in fact, aggressive – their behavior was simply a result of the dog perceiving the owner’s anxiety. The first step in curbing any negative behavior in dogs is dog training, and lots of it.

TC Jester Dog Park Grand Opening & What Makes A Good Dog Park?

The Houston Dog Park Association is hosting the TC Jester Dog Park Grand Opening Party this Saturday, April 24th from 2 til 4 pm at TC Jester Dog Park located @ 4201 TC Jester Boulevard (Near Northwest Houston). Lots of fun doggie vendors with goodies to give away, refreshments, entertainment, appearances by city officials and a FREE dog behavior session in the park. Come help celebrate this new dog park!

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Changing Dog Aggression — Is It Possible?

When you are the owner of a dog that often shows aggression whether to other dogs or people, finding the best information on how to remedy this can be difficult and confusing. There is so much information out there on dog aggression, much of it by hobby trainers. The information could even be harmful.

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Easy Ways to Train Your Dog Not to Jump on People

Have you ever been all dressed for work, church, or special occasion only to have your dog jump on you and get your clothes all dirty, or worse, knock you down. Are you tired of having to apologize to guests as they come in when their first introduction is to your dog looking like a pogo stick as he jumps up and down on them?

Today Is Spay Day USA!

Spay Day is an annual campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats.

Officially the last Tuesday of February, Spay Day includes events and activities taking place throughout February across the United States and U.S. territories, and around the world.

Digging problem with your dog? Try these tips.

If your dog is digging in the backyard, this can be a hard habit to break if you don’t understand the cause and some simple but effective cures. Dogs digging in the yard is one of the most common behavior problems, but as with all dog training, consistency, repetition and patience are part of the solution.

So why do dogs dig in the yard to begin with? The most common reason is boredom. Dogs are intelligent creatures and they are pack animals. If you stick your dog out in the back yard, your dog does not get any intellectual stimulation, he will also have barrier frustration because he can hear and smell things beyond the fence but he can’t investigate them, and he’s lonely. Dogs need to be part of your family, they are pack animals. Try to imagine how you would feel if you were isolated all the time with nothing to do.