Puppy Training Secrets: Food Matters. A lot.

Don’t you wish your new puppy came with a manual that told you exactly how to train a puppy? A puppy’s natural activities of running, chasing, biting, chewing, peeing, pooping, jumping, digging and barking can take you to the edge of your sanity if you are not prepared to deal with them. The truth is […]

House Breaking Older Dog Teaches Young Couple Valuable Canine Life Lessons

I’ve been working on housebreaking issues with a couple who own a 5 year old female English Bull Dog. After evaluating their dog and their relationship with their dog on the first lesson, I found very little structure or walks with their dog. With no structure, it is not uncommon for dogs that are insecure […]

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: The World is Not Your Dog’s Bathroom

Dogs have it great. They have the entire world as their bathroom. Dogs can urinate anywhere they please. Male dogs really appreciate this convenience. So, how can you train your dog to go in a specific spot in your yard? The first instinct of a dog is usually to go where the scent is right. […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: 4 Steps To A Potty-Trained Puppy

If you have a new puppy in your home one of the first things you want to accomplish is potty train your puppy. No one wants their home to smell like a kennel and constantly cleaning up potty accidents after a puppy gets annoying and stressful. Most dog owners know that puppies don’t understand that […]

Potty Training

Of all aspects of dog ownership, house-training is the most prominent and the most important. From the first day a dog comes into his new home, there is a sense of urgency that pushes us to house-train him as quickly and thoroughly as possible. However, just like any other kind of training, house-training requires patience, […]

Basic Cat Training

No, this is not about Kitty Boot Camp! If training your cat to sit, stay and heel is your goal, perhaps you should get a dog. This article is about training cats to use the litter box instead of the carpet and a scratching post instead of the stereo speakers. If you’re like me, you […]

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