Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Takes ME For A Walk

Your Question: Jim, I have a very rowdy Lab mix who seems impossible to walk. She pulls me down the street, almost at a run. I have given up walking for way too long now and she’s got a new hobby – digging in the yard. I know I should walk her, but what can […]

Getting A Puppy For Christmas? Sign Up For Training Before Classes Are Full At Rover Oaks of Houston and Katy

Rover Oaks Pet Resort of Houston and Katy are taking enrollment for dog and puppy training classes in January. New puppies will definitely benefit from early training as will your relationship with your new family member. Other classes are also offered for basic obedience, off-leash play and more!
Read more to learn about the types of classes offered and the schedule.

Mutts & Moonlight Mixer at the Houston Arboretum

Friday, November 19th from 5-9 p.m. kick back for a casual happy hour alternative and support a good cause in the process. Pick up your pooch, throw on your favorite pair of jeans and head to the Arboretum for a great evening under the moonlight with music from Houston cover band “The Slags” (5:30-7 p.m.) […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Happy Ending For Family’s Dog Biting Problem With 9-Month-Old Puppy

Some time ago I received a call from a client who was concerned about her 9-month-old puppy biting family members and friends. There had been a couple of instances where this had occurred. On my first visit I was to meet with both the husband and the wife – and the dog of course. But […]

Houston Hockey is Going to the Dogs!

Houston Aeros invite fans to bring their dog out to enjoy the game in support of the Houston Humane Society. The Houston Humane Society (HHS) and Houston Aeros are teaming up for the 3rd Annual Chilly’s Pet Pals event at Toyota Center on Sunday, November 21. Chilly, the Aeros mascot, wants to help his friends […]

Review Some Of My Dog Training Tips Before Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m sure you’re busy planning a big family meal. Whether you are hosting or attending, it’s important to remember to keep all family members safe and happy. This of course means your dog as well. Let’s review how some of the dog behavior tips I have shared with you […]

If Your Pet Has Cancer…

By VCA Hospitals
Breakthroughs in veterinarian medicine across wellness, trauma, infections and surgery have led to our pets surviving more conditions and living longer. The extended life of a pet consequently provides an increased chance for developing other issues, including cancer. One in four domesticated dogs in the United States will die of cancer, and that number increases to almost one in two for dogs who reach the age of 10.

Owners can take a proactive role in identifying cancer in their pets. Skin tumors, the most common cancer in dogs and cats, can be easily felt while spending quality time your pet. Middle to older aged animals may display vague signs that including vomiting, lethargy, weight loss, lameness, or coughing, which can all be linked to cancers of internal organs.

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 […]