Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Dog Behavior Problems, Dogs Fighting Again?

Dog fights amongst canine housemates continue to be a serious concern to peaceable owners. Today I just returned from a lesson with two cute female pit/mix pups – both just under 12 months of age. The initial call was that they had gotten into a fight causing a trip to the vet with punctures. This […]

House Breaking Older Dog Teaches Young Couple Valuable Canine Life Lessons

I’ve been working on housebreaking issues with a couple who own a 5 year old female English Bull Dog. After evaluating their dog and their relationship with their dog on the first lesson, I found very little structure or walks with their dog. With no structure, it is not uncommon for dogs that are insecure […]

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. […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Does Your Dog Dig, Dig, Dig?

If your dog is digging in the backyard, it can ruin your lawn and wear on your nerves. The problem may be as simple as boredom, now find out what may be the solution. Your Question: Jim, Do you have any tips for a dog that contunally digs? My family and I recently took in […]

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: 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: 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 […]

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 […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: 4 Steps To A Potty-Trained Puppy

If you have a new puppy in your home one of the first things you want to accomplish is potty train your puppy. No one wants their home to smell like a kennel and constantly cleaning up potty accidents after a puppy gets annoying and stressful. Most dog owners know that puppies don’t understand that […]

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