Your Dog Training Questions: My Puppy Bites Me

Your Question: Jim, I have a new puppy. She is a 6-month-old Maltese. We are potty training her, socializing her with our friends and generally following all of your advice. Everything seems fine, except that when we are pet her and play with her she bites and sometimes her bites are way too hard. Will […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Dog Barking Got You at the End of Your Rope?

If you dog’s barking is out of control about reacting to distractions like your doorbell ringing, or seeing a neighbor outside, then understanding how “training for specific circumstances” can be especially beneficial to you. If you own a dog, then you have more than likely – at one time or another – been faced with […]

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Has Food Aggression

Dog aggression is a difficult behavior problem. It’s hard to say why a dog shows aggression. Common causes are poor puppy socialization, being taken from the litter too soon, fear and poor obedience training. Unfortunately, dogs can’t tell us why they are behaving the way they do, but that doesn’t mean we can’t manage the […]

Urban Tails of Houston’s Dog Training Class: Basic Manners

Basic Obedience Manners Class begins November 10.

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Dog Behavior Problems and Your Personal Space Part 2: Practice Makes Perfect

Yesterday, I covered the “Law of the Dog.” This law states dogs recognize leaders who control resources like food, toys, fun and personal space. This applies to their human housemates as well. In short, if your dog is able to come into your personal space at will and take something of value like food or […]

Houston’s Meadowlake Pet Resort Hosts Basset Hound Adoption Drive

Meadowlake Pet Resort hosts mobile adoption drive November 13th from 10 AM – 4 PM for Basset Hounds.

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Dog Behavior Problems and Your Personal Space

What do dog behavior problems and your personal space have in common? They have a lot more in common than you could ever imagine. Dogs, just like us humans, are very sensitive about their “personal space.” Don’t think you’re sensitive to your personal space? Try standing too close to someone in an elevator when the […]

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Chews Everything

Today I’m tackling a question submitted via Twitter: Your Question: Jim, Why does my dog chew everything? My Answer: The fact is, chewing is instinctual. Therefore, your goal is going to be to redirect the behavior, because there is little hope of ending it. Give your dog an alternative and teach him to take it. […]

Meadowlake Pet Resort & Red Collar Rescue Find Home for a Deployed Soldier’s Two Dogs

Courtney is an Army Reservist with two dogs whom she loves.  Unfortunately, being a reservist keeps Courtney from home for long periods of time and neighbors have been helping care for her beloved babies, Mecca and Roxy.  At the end of April, Courtney was deployed to Afghanistan for a year or longer.  Knowing she would […]

Your Dog Training Questions: How Can I Let My Puppy Know When Behavior Is Bad?

I’ve said time and time again that you need to be a leader to your puppy for him to understand what kind of behavior you expect. But how do you communicate this to a puppy? After all, you can’t reason with your puppy. But don’t worry, because it’s not as hard as you think. Your […]