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Dog Behavior Problems? It Could Be Boredom

Dog Behavior Problems? It Could Be Boredom

On one side of town a dog owner complained that their dog shredded the arm of their favorite lounge chair. On the opposite side of town another dog owner complained that their dog is extremely needy and in fact has become an incessant licker. The owner can’t get a moment’s rest without the dog constantly […]

Does your Dog have the Winter Blues?

Does your Dog have the Winter Blues?

Is it too cold and rainy these days to get outside and play with Rover? There are many things you can do indoors to stimulate and exercise your pooch all the while staying warm and dry!  You don’t have to get the heart rate up to call it “execrise” – instead work your dog’s brain. A brain is a terrible […]

5 Steps To Getting Your Dog To Stop Chewing Your Stuff

5 Steps To Getting Your Dog To Stop Chewing Your Stuff

Chewing is a natural dog behavior. Anyone who has owned a puppy knows they have a drive to chew on anything. But if your adult dog is chewing your stuff, you can have a very expensive dog behavior problem. The key to getting your dog to stop chewing your stuff is to teach him to […]

Your Dog Training Questions: Can My Dogs Sit On The Couch?

Your Dog Training Questions: Can My Dogs Sit On The Couch?

Jim, My daughter visited over the winter break and she was stunned that we let our two dogs to sit on the couch with us. Can you settle this for us? – Mary My Answer: Mary, Believe it or not, I think it’s just fine to allow your dogs on the furniture if you like. […]

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Jumps On Everyone

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Jumps On Everyone

Jim, My dog has a terrible habit, she jumps on everyone. She jumps on me and my company when we come through the door. She is always so excited when I come home from work and it’s almost impossible to get her to settle down. How can I get her to stop?  It is starting […]

Houston Pet Owners: Are You Interested In Free Training?

Houston Pet Owners: Are You Interested In Free Training?

If your dog could benefit from training and the idea of “free” appeals to you, read on! The trainer at Lone Star Pet Lodges has a special offer now through the end of February: if you get three friends to sign up for a basic obedience class, you can attend the class for free ($199 […]

Your Dog Training Questions: Should I Feed My Dog Once A Day?

Your Dog Training Questions: Should I Feed My Dog Once A Day?

Jim, Should I feed my new dog once or twice a day? My Answer: As you know, the way you feed your dog is critical to dog behavior. This is especially true for puppies. While some dogs do well with one meal a day, others do not. The difference is their metabolism rate which is affected […]

Rover Oaks Pet Resort In Houston Offers Free Training Events For “National Train Your Dog Month”

Rover Oaks Pet Resort are hosting two free events in January!

Dog Aggression? Nuisance Barking? Complex Dog Behavior Problems Do Take Time

Dog Aggression? Nuisance Barking? Complex Dog Behavior Problems Do Take Time

While our dogs do give us love and companionship, that relationship can sometimes become blemished by behavior problems such as aggression or out of control nuisance barking. In some cases it gradually gets worse as the dog owner watches or puts up with it thinking it will go away. Other times it is more sudden, […]

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Growls At Me

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Growls At Me

Today, I’m answering a short, sweet question sent to me on Twitter, you can find me here: @PetiquetteDog. Your Question: Jim, my dog growls at me sometimes… why? It’s annoying and scary. – @okokgoodok My Answer: When a dog growls, he might be telling you “This is my space, back off!” There are other, non-threatening reasons […]