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 […]

Your Dog Training Questions: Do I Have To Use Dog Treats Forever?

Your Dog Training Questions: Do I Have To Use Dog Treats Forever?

Jim, How long do I have to use treats for training? I’ve been using treats since I started training my dog, but now I’m worried about my dog gaining weight. – James, via e-mail My Answer: I have good news for you. You do not need to train with treats forever. here’s my take on […]

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 […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Does Your Dog Beg For Food at the Table?

The very best way to stop your dog from begging at the table for scraps is – don’t encourage it in the first place. Simple right. You would think so. But so many dog owners initially think it’s cute or just want their dogs to have “just a taste”. Before you know it, you’ve created […]