Your Dog’s Behavior Will Change When You Change

Your Dog’s Behavior Will Change When You Change

“Your dog’s behavior will change when you change” is what we tell owners who insist that “I need to fix their dog”. I had an elderly couple as clients who had called about their 5 year old Bulldog named Freddy who had taken to house soiling. One of the first things they said was they […]

Is your Dog Not Listening? Easy Tips to Create a Better Listener

Is your Dog Not Listening? Easy Tips to Create a Better Listener

“Why is my dog not listening to me?” This is one of the most common complaints that I get from dog owners. You can fill in the blank (or blanks – which ever applies) to the statement, “My dog won’t listen to me when I ______!” on this one but rest assured, if not listening […]

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 […]

How To Train Your Dog The War of Words?

How To Train Your Dog  The War of Words?

Training your dog is really quite easy.  The many on-going discussions about leadership, dominance, pack theory get people nuts! Leader-follower relationships are very different from “pack theory hierarchy.”  This discussion is never ending. Training your dog provides excellent structure for leadership.  I’m not talking about the old pack leader theory.  It has long been proven […]

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: 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 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 […]