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: Should I Use A Clicker To Train My Puppy?

Your Dog Training Questions: Should I Use A Clicker To Train My Puppy?

Jim, What do you think of using a clicker for training a puppy? My Answer: I think the clicker is a great way to train your new puppy. Reward-based training or positive reinforcement training is best and, if you can condition your puppy to a clicker — that’s even better. There are a number of […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: 6 Secrets To Training Your Dog

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: 6 Secrets To Training Your Dog

When you have a dog that is well mannered and obeys your commands, life is much easier and happier for everyone. You don’t worry about him jumping on friends and visitors. Your dog understand what the expectations are and HOW to meet them, he views you as his leader and you in turn have a […]

Your Dog Training Questions: Should I Feed My Dog Once A Day?

Your Dog Training Questions: Should I Feed My Dog Once A Day?

Jim, Should I feed my new dog once or twice a day? My Answer: As you know, the way you feed your dog is critical to dog behavior. This is especially true for puppies. While some dogs do well with one meal a day, others do not. The difference is their metabolism rate which is affected […]

Housetraining An Older Dog

Housetraining An Older Dog

Have you ever had a house training problem —  with a 3-year-old dog? As you know, a 3-year-old dog is old enough to be house trained – in fact you probably went through house training earlier as a puppy (i.e., 3 months of age). Well now that puppy is a 3-year-old dog, and you find […]

Meadowlake Pet Resort In Houston: Puppy Classes Begin Jan. 22.

Meadowlake Pet Resort is now accepting registration forms for training classes in 2011. Meadowlake Trainer Tori Hankey will begin the Puppy Prep class on January 22, 2011 at 10 AM. “The curriculum covered in this class consists of basic commands and house manners,” explains Tori. “Socialization is also an important aspect of developing a happy and healthy puppy. It’s important not to assume that your dog will learn proper behavior on its own. Obedience taught at an early age can prevent unwanted behaviors from developing.”

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: How You Feed Your Puppy Can Influence Calm, Good Behavior

The guide to when, how and where to feed.

Your Dog Training Questions: My Puppy Bites Me

Your Question: Jim, I have a new puppy. She is a 6-month-old Maltese. We are potty training her, socializing her with our friends and generally following all of your advice. Everything seems fine, except that when we are pet her and play with her she bites and sometimes her bites are way too hard. Will […]

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