Recipe for Disaster: 7 Ingredients for an Aggressive Dog

Recipe for Disaster: 7 Ingredients for an Aggressive Dog

As a dog owner you don’t intentionally create an aggressive dog. But your dog can become aggressive because of lots things you do or don’t do with or to your dog unintentionally.

Does Your Dog Have Thunder or Firework Related Anxiety? Don’t Make This Mistake!

Does Your Dog Have Thunder or Firework Related Anxiety? Don’t Make This Mistake!

It’s that time of year! Thunderstorms loom in most weekly forecasts. Independence Day is just around the corner. What does that mean for some dogs? It definitely doesn’t mean a good time! Shaking, pacing, hiding, barking, panting, and even destruction are some of the behaviors your dog will likely display when he is stressed. Here […]

How Many Dogs are Too Many Dogs?

How Many Dogs are Too Many Dogs?

How many dogs are too many dogs? And just how do so many owners get over the top in dogs? If you are thinking about adding to your existing pack, you might want to consider the following before taking the plunge. Needless to say, we’ve had lots of dogs at our house over the years […]

Our Fearful Dog

Our Fearful Dog

“Our fearful dog is keeping us from enjoying all the things a normal dog owner gets to enjoy with their dog.” That was the answer I got when I asked Billy and Sue, “How can I help you with your dog?” Now that can be a lot of things, so I asked them what their goal […]

The PetTalk Humping Article

The PetTalk Humping Article

I wasn’t sure how Houston PetTalk would respond when I asked to write an article for them about humping for their October issue.  Some folks are a little uncomfortable talking about sex.  Friends and even some colleagues giggled when I told them I wanted to take on the subject.  A few were even a bit […]

Something to Chew On

Something to Chew On

Dogs chew.  It’s not just a puppy thing either.  Dogs actually chew throughout their lifetime.  It helps pass the time, keep their teeth clean and diffuse stress.  More than that, it appears to be fun and satisfying for most dogs. A lot of folks ask, “How do I get my dog to stop chewing?”  We […]

Stop Your Dog’s Problem Behavior Today

Stop Your Dog’s Problem Behavior Today

Stop Your Dog’s Behavior Problem Today My dog is out of control!  This is what I hear from most people who call me for help with their dog’s behavior problem. They have a dog like Marley the yellow lab in the movie. I saw this movie before but it was on television again the other […]

Spring Is Here So Make Sure You Walk Your Dog, Not The Other Way Around

Spring Is Here So Make Sure You Walk Your Dog, Not The Other Way Around

Taking your dog out for a walk can be a very enjoyable experience. At least it should be. Walks are a critical element in having a well balanced dog. Dogs need not only the exercise, but also the intellectual and olfactory stimulation of walks. But if you have trouble with your dog pulling on his […]

Is Your Puppy Afraid? 5 Steps To Help

Is Your Puppy Afraid? 5 Steps To Help

Unfortunately, sometimes you have a puppy or dog that seems to be fearful of either one thing – or many things. If your puppy seems to be afraid of certain things, like men, kids, the vacuum, the good news is that you can change your dog’s behavior. Lots of dog owners believe that puppies will […]

Your Dog Training Questions: How Do I Crate Train My Dog?

Your Dog Training Questions: How Do I Crate Train My Dog?

Jim, I just adopted a new dog and I am lost. I would like to crate train, but I am not sure how to do it. How long do you recommend keeping a dog in the crate a day? — Sarah, via email   My Answer: Crate training is not about confining your dog in […]

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