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. This often comes as a surprise to my clients. But the important thing is not...

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Jumps On Everyone

Jim, My dog has a terrible habit, she jumps on everyone. She jumps on me and my company when we come through the door. She is always so excited when I come home from work and it’s almost impossible to get her to settle down. How can I get her to stop?  It is starting to get very embarrassing. Alex, via e-mail My Answer: With this type of...

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Growls At Me

Today, I’m answering a short, sweet question sent to me on Twitter, you can find me here: @PetiquetteDog. Your Question: Jim, my dog growls at me sometimes… why? It’s annoying and scary. – @okokgoodok My Answer: When a dog growls, he might be telling you “This is my space, back off!” There are other,...

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Whines All Day And Night

Your Question: Jim — My dog, Dolce, whines. He whines for attention, he whines for food and sometimes for no reason. We try to ignore it, but that never seems to work. The only other problem we have ever had with him is barking at guests, which we can usually get under control. So it’s really just the whining, day and night. How can...