You Dog Training Questions: My Puppy Chews And Licks Everything While We’re At Work

Do you ever wonder what your dog does at home all day while you are at work? If your dog doesn’t have the exercise and structure they need, it’s probably something you don’t want them doing. Chewing, digging, licking and house soiling are some of the many things a bored, lonely and energetic dog can […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Getting A New Dog

Thinking about getting a new dog or puppy? Generally it’s better to plan an adoption from a shelter or the purchase of a pure bred dog. But, you never know when you will happen upon a stray that tugs on your heart strings. I was surprised once. I said I would never have a new […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Keep Dog Training Short, Simple and Successful

There is no doubt that successful dog training, even if it’s a simple come command, takes time and in our busy lives, time is one commodity we are finding very little of these days. Positive training with food treats is not only extremely good for you and your dog, if done correctly and consistently it […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Answering Your Questions About Dog Behavior

Your Questions: My Dogs Are Hyper-Active At Home Jim, We have two dogs that need help. We have a 2-year-old male poodle that we brought with us when we relocated last November and a Jack Russell we rescued in March. Each dogs has separate issues. Our poodle has a fixation light that shines through the […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Is There a Cure for Dog-Dog Aggression?

I have worked with many clients seeking a cure for their aggressive dogs. Their questions are usually the same: Can you fix it? What do I have to do? How long will it take? Can you fix it? As much as all clients want their dog to be friendly towards all other dogs, the reality […]

Dog Behavior: What Not To Do With An Anxious Dog

When dogs are anxious, many people innocently begin to try to calm or soothe them by petting their dog. Although this may seem the proper reaction, it actually enforces the anxiety. Your words, voice and attention actually make the dog feel that being anxious is okay. So, how do you avoid this, and help your […]

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: The Ten Commandments Of Good Dog Training

There are certain things that every dog owner should know if they expect their dog to grow up to be a well behaved, well adjusted dog. These tips are some basic ideas you should keep in mind so that your dog training can go smoothly and be fun for you and your dog. Socialize your […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: The World is Not Your Dog’s Bathroom

Dogs have it great. They have the entire world as their bathroom. Dogs can urinate anywhere they please. Male dogs really appreciate this convenience. So, how can you train your dog to go in a specific spot in your yard? The first instinct of a dog is usually to go where the scent is right. […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Does Your Dog Only Listen To You If You Have A Treat?

People have different ideas when it comes to training their dogs to do commands. While many prefer a hands on approach (called compulsion), others give treats as a reward for the dog’s appropriate actions (inducement). So, is one better than the other? What is the correct things to do? The answer is both. What I […]

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