Getting A Puppy For Christmas? 7 Puppy Training Commandments To Keep In Mind

I recently answered an e-mail from a mom thinking about getting her two children a puppy for Christmas. A quick review, never get anyone of any age a “surprise” puppy, and adoption is always best. So, for those of you who have decided to take the big step of adding a dog to your family, these are the 7 puppy training commandments you should know:

Your Puppy Training Questions: We Want A Puppy For Christmas!

Your Question: Jim, My kids are in the middle of a campaign called We Want A Puppy For Christmas! I have to admit I am secretly rooting for them, but I’m not sure they are ready. They are 7 and 9. What do you think about giving a puppy to children as a gift? – […]

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. […]

Potty Training

Of all aspects of dog ownership, house-training is the most prominent and the most important. From the first day a dog comes into his new home, there is a sense of urgency that pushes us to house-train him as quickly and thoroughly as possible. However, just like any other kind of training, house-training requires patience, […]