Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Chews Everything

Today I’m tackling a question submitted via Twitter: Your Question: Jim, Why does my dog chew everything? My Answer: The fact is, chewing is instinctual. Therefore, your goal is going to be to redirect the behavior, because there is little hope of ending it. Give your dog an alternative and teach him to take it. […]

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Ignores Me

One reader e-mailed me this question about getting her dog to listen to commands. This may sound familiar to some of you, it’s one of the most common dog problems. Luckily, there’s an easy fix and it’s dog training. Here are my dog training tips. Your Question: Jim, I have a year-old Chihuahua who is […]

Your Dog Training Questions: How Can I Let My Puppy Know When Behavior Is Bad?

I’ve said time and time again that you need to be a leader to your puppy for him to understand what kind of behavior you expect. But how do you communicate this to a puppy? After all, you can’t reason with your puppy. But don’t worry, because it’s not as hard as you think. Your […]

Puppy Training Secrets: Food Matters. A lot.

Don’t you wish your new puppy came with a manual that told you exactly how to train a puppy? A puppy’s natural activities of running, chasing, biting, chewing, peeing, pooping, jumping, digging and barking can take you to the edge of your sanity if you are not prepared to deal with them. The truth is […]

Your Dog Training Questions: Where Should I Socialize My Puppy?

If you have been reading my blog for a while, (or if you haven’t, hello new readers!) you know that I preach the virtues of puppy “socialization.” So what is socialization and where does it happen? It is the process of exposing your puppy to people, places, sounds, sights and smells when they are young. […]

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Dog Today.

A new fancy bed?  A couple of the newest, trendiest doggie toys?  Maybe her very own sundress custom made just for her?  Forget it.  That kind of material stuff may make us humans happy, but honestly,  your dog could care less. The very best gift you can give your dog today is a walk.  That’s […]

The Benefits of Training Your Dog

The benefits of having a trained dog are nearly limitless!  Here’s a run-down of just some of the advantages and benefits: Benefits of Dog Training: • Puppy classes provide the opportunity for getting your new family member started off right. Puppy classes provide the experiences and opportunities for your puppy to develop interaction skills with […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: How Soon Can Puppy Training Begin?

Lots of puppy owners have the incorrect belief that puppies are not capable of learning at such an early age. To the contrary, early training of your puppy is the best time to begin. Instead of waiting till later and allowing the puppy to learn bad behavior, train early and teach good behavior from the […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Puppy Biting – What Not to Do…And Why

Help your puppy succeed! Learn about their “biting” behavior and how to handle this normal activity.

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Dealing With Dog Aggression While Walking on a Leash

Over the years many clients have initially come to me because of dog aggression when walking on a leash. Interestingly, many of these dogs were not, in fact, aggressive – their behavior was simply a result of the dog perceiving the owner’s anxiety. The first step in curbing any negative behavior in dogs is dog training, and lots of it.

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