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 […]

Doggie Party on the Plaza at CityCentre a Huge Success

Doggie Party on the Plaza at CityCentre a Huge Success

Thanks to major sponsors Houston Dog Ranch, Natura Pet Foods/Premium Pet Products, PETCO and Carter’s Pet Depot, yesterday’s Doggie Party on the Plaza 2011 at CityCentre was a huge success!  Over 2,500 pet lovers and their 4-legged companions of every possible size, shape and color enjoyed a day of contests, raffles, prizes and well… dog-gone […]

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 […]

Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Separation anxiety is one of the most common dog behavior problems. This is because many owners may not realize the cause of the problem and make the issue worse without realizing what they are communicating to their dog. Separation anxiety occurs when a dog is extremely attached to their owners and cannot cope when left […]

Your Puppy Training Questions: My Puppy Bites Too Hard

Your Puppy Training Questions: My Puppy Bites Too Hard

Today’s question, submitted via Twitter Jim – my new puppy bites my hand hard! I think she’s just playing, but it hurts. How do I get her to stop? She is 4 months old.   My Answer: The first thing you can do is to start socializing your puppy. If adequate puppy training, desensitization and […]

Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Training A Dog

Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Training A Dog

I spend a lot of time showing dog owners how to train their dog the right way.  Part of doing something right is avoiding the pitfalls. Today I want to focus on how NOT to train your dog. There are 4 common mistakes to avoid when training your dog. These dog training mistakes are especially important […]

Dog Training: Problem Dog Barking And How To Fix It

Dog Training: Problem Dog Barking And How To Fix It

I recently answered an e-mail from a woman who was frustrated with her barking dog. She described the problem like this, “My dog barks at home constantly. He jumps up at every noise and barks for 10 to 15 minutes. My husband and I call his name and say ‘NO!’ until he stops, but it […]

5 Steps To Getting Your Dog To Stop Chewing Your Stuff

5 Steps To Getting Your Dog To Stop Chewing Your Stuff

Chewing is a natural dog behavior. Anyone who has owned a puppy knows they have a drive to chew on anything. But if your adult dog is chewing your stuff, you can have a very expensive dog behavior problem. The key to getting your dog to stop chewing your stuff is to teach him to […]

Your Dog Training Questions: Can My Dogs Sit On The Couch?

Your Dog Training Questions: Can My Dogs Sit On The Couch?

Jim, My daughter visited over the winter break and she was stunned that we let our two dogs to sit on the couch with us. Can you settle this for us? – Mary My Answer: Mary, Believe it or not, I think it’s just fine to allow your dogs on the furniture if you like. […]

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 […]

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