Puppy Play Should be Playful not Painful

It goes without saying that when you get your cute new puppy, engaging in puppy play should be playful, not painful. But that’s not always the case. Many new puppy owners and their children are sorely disappointed when their new puppy begins to literally bite the hand that feeds it. Recently a new puppy owner […]

Puppy Training: From Chaos to Calm

When I do puppy training I don’t expect to find a family in total chaos. But this puppy family was different. The proud but frustrated owners of Maddie, the French Bull Dog puppy were stressed beyond belief in their puppy training efforts. Their troubles, on our lesson day, started right before I arrived. As I […]

Puppy Training: Stressing Stay-at-Home Moms

“Training our new puppy makes me feel hopelessly stressed.” These exact feelings were expressed to me with three different stay-at-home moms on the first puppy lesson – all in the last 2 weeks. “I feel guilty putting my puppy in the crate when I’m home all day.” Each one was stressed to the max cleaning […]

Stop My Puppy From Biting

This is Marion and Thomas. We have Maya, a Goldendoodle puppy (5 months). Even though the cutest dog in the world Maya’s behavior clearly needed some adjustments. We called Jim Burwell and asked for help. Jim came to our home and gave us simple, specific and extremely logical advice on how to train our puppy. […]