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 […]

Petiquette With Jim Burwell: Dog Training Step by Step, How to Help Your Puppy Overcome Being Fearful

Unfortunately, sometimes you have a puppy or dog that seems to be fearful of either one thing – or many things. Everyone wants a happy, outgoing puppy or dog that just loves life and everything in it, but that isn’t the case with every puppy. If your puppy seems to be afraid of certain things, […]

Christmas puppies come with owner responsibilities

With Christmas around the corner – and I do mean literaly “just around the corner”, I am always reminded of the thousands of Christmas puppies (probably even more) that are snuggled up in Santa’s bag waiting to go to a new home this coming Christmas Eve.  More importantly, their wish is that they get a home where […]