Shhh…. Listen to this!

Shhh…. Listen to this!

What your pet’s ears may be telling you

Animals Benefit From Pink Power!

Animals Benefit From Pink Power!

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Your Dog’s Behavior Will Change When You Change

Your Dog’s Behavior Will Change When You Change

“Your dog’s behavior will change when you change” is what we tell owners who insist that “I need to fix their dog”. I had an elderly couple as clients who had called about their 5 year old Bulldog named Freddy who had taken to house soiling. One of the first things they said was they […]

Do You Bark Like A Dog At Your Barking Dog?

Do You Bark Like A Dog At Your Barking Dog?

It’s true. I admit it. In the past, I would often times catch myself barking (hollering) like a dog at my dogs when I heard them barking. But hey, most folks are just as guilty as me for joining in on the barking dog action. The difference is I should know better, and I do. […]

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 […]

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dogs Fight

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dogs Fight

Jim, My dogs — brothers rescued from BARC — fight. No serious injuries (yet) but I’m worried I won’t be able to handle the fight one of these days. How can I get them to stop? – Martin, via e-mail My Answer: The problem of sibling rivalry is something I have addressed on this blog […]

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, […]

Barking: Is Your Barking Dog Creating Your Own Reality TV Program?

A recent client called about their dog’s nuisance barking at dogs and other animals on television. A favorite channel in their home was animal planet and that was at the top of the list for Charlie, their hound dog/retriever mix, Charlie has an unmistakable hound dog howl-bark that has greatly increased his owner’s anxiety and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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