Our Emotional Connection with Our Dog

Our Emotional Connection with Our Dog

We all love our dogs so much. Many people will tell you they love their dog like a baby. I mean, why not?

Here is why loving your dog so much is important.

Dog Behavior: How To Recognize And Reduce Holiday Stress For Your Dog

By Jim Burwell of Jim Burwell’s Petiquette Dog
Overeating, strange relatives, no time to exercise, traveling… and that’s just what your dog is dealing with during the holidays. It’s no surprise that many of the things that cause us stress at this time of year also have an effect on our dogs. Now is the time to observe your dog for signs of stress and take extra care to reduce his stress this month. First, what are some of the behaviors a stressed-out dog will display?

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: The Solution to Problem Behavior Could Be As Easy As the Words You Choose

Dog behavior problems are a concern for many dog owners and a major reason that dogs end up in shelters. The best thing you can do for your dog is to begin training when he is still in the puppy stage. It’s is much easier to start off on the right foot than to go […]

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 […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: The Amazing Benefits of Obedience Training Your Dog

Owning a well behaved, happy, well balanced dog takes work. So before you run out and get a new dog or puppy, give it some serious thought. Make sure you are ready for the commitment and care it takes to add a new dog or puppy to your family. Unfortunately many dog owners do not […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Dealing With Dog Aggression While Walking on a Leash

Over the years many clients have initially come to me because of dog aggression when walking on a leash. Interestingly, many of these dogs were not, in fact, aggressive – their behavior was simply a result of the dog perceiving the owner’s anxiety. The first step in curbing any negative behavior in dogs is dog training, and lots of it.

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Easy Ways to Train Your Dog Not to Jump on People

Have you ever been all dressed for work, church, or special occasion only to have your dog jump on you and get your clothes all dirty, or worse, knock you down. Are you tired of having to apologize to guests as they come in when their first introduction is to your dog looking like a pogo stick as he jumps up and down on them?