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How to Prepare Your Dog For July 4th

How to Prepare Your Dog For July 4th

July 02, 2021

Well friends, it’s that time of year again - hot dogs on the grill, cold beer in the cooler and a closet full of fireworks that could light up the entire skyline - the 4th of July is around the corner! We like to party and what better day to...

What Does “Living in the Moment” Really Mean?

What Does “Living in the Moment” Really Mean?

May 21, 2021

There’s a common misconception about the word karma. People think of it as some sort of cosmic system of checks and balances, where good deeds are rewarded, and bad behaviors are punished. In reality, the concept of karma doesn’t need an unseen force to punish or reward us, the cause and the effect are one. 

Energy - Can We Truly Change Ours?

Energy - Can We Truly Change Ours?

May 10, 2021

There’s a lot of talk about energy at Bevill Dog Behavior and at Blossom Yoga School, in fact I’d dare say that this is where our two worlds overlap the most. We tell you again and again, that a dog needs a calm, confident leader, that our dogs pick up...

Spread Joy. Have Fun. Play.

Spread Joy. Have Fun. Play.

May 07, 2021

You know what’s cool? Having fun.  A famous musician once told me he spends all of his money having fun and he doesn’t care if there’s nothing left when he dies. I love that attitude. In a lot of ways, having fun is what life is really all about. But...

Freedom Of Choice

Freedom Of Choice

May 04, 2021

Americans love the idea of freedom of choice. We’re a nation built on the ideal that as long as we play within the structure or framework our Founding Fathers created, we can do whatever we want to do, be whoever we want to be, and decide what is and isn’t...

The Power Of Consistency

The Power Of Consistency

May 01, 2021

Being a good dog parent means we need to be consistent. When we say that to our clients, we get a lot of head nods. Intellectually the concept has been understood but putting it into practice is another thing entirely.  There are so many moments when we fail to be...

Total Attention - The Art Of Being Present

Total Attention - The Art Of Being Present

April 30, 2021

If there’s one thing BDB’s clients, my yoga students, and well...most every person that has ever existed have in common it’s this: we’re rarely fully present.  What I mean is that our mind is generally trying to do a million things at a time, and our attention never really stays...

Give Your Dog A Job!

Give Your Dog A Job!

April 24, 2021

Hello dear friends! You’ve likely heard Brad say “dogs want to work, give them a job” over and over again. Maybe you tried having your dog mop the floor or do the dishes but that didn’t work out so well. We want to create jobs for our dogs, but what...

Direction vs. Interruption

Direction vs. Interruption

March 25, 2021

Hello dear friends and welcome to another lesson from your friends at BDB! Today we want to talk about the difference between directing our dogs and interrupting our dogs.  Our role as a calm, capable leader for our dogs means we have to do two basic things: direct and interrupt....

Discipline vs. Punishment

Discipline vs. Punishment

March 19, 2021

The word discipline gets a bad rap, but at Bevill Dog Behavior we know that discipline and punishment are two very different things. Olympic athletes are disciplined. They follow their coach’s, nutritionist’s, and trainer’s programs to a tee. Their discipline is what makes them elite. In the human world, discipline...

Behavior vs. Obedience

Behavior vs. Obedience

March 12, 2021

At Bevill Dog Behavior, we are more focused on dog behavior, than dog training/obedience. Hell, it’s right there in our name. Many people might know the difference, but to us it’s a really big deal. Let’s get it straight: Dog Behavior is not Dog Obedience. Obedience training is concerned with...

What Is Love?

What Is Love?

January 02, 2021

Ask virtually any dog-person on earth if they love their dogs and they will, of course, answer YES. 

Welcome to The First Day of Your New Life (With Your Dog)!

Welcome to The First Day of Your New Life (With Your Dog)!

November 21, 2020

Dogs and humans have been working, playing and living together for tens of thousands of years...

Introducing Miguel Chen!

Introducing Miguel Chen!

November 20, 2020

If I had to tell you about the first time I met Brad Bevill, I’m sure I couldn’t do so. I’m guessing it had something to do with punk rock, or maybe baseball.

Meet Robbie Estill!

Meet Robbie Estill!

September 30, 2018

Watch the video and read the article below to get to know more about the great dog-behavior specialist Robbie Estill!   Robbie, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.I grew-up in Keller, TX in a middle-class family the oldest of three...

Anne and Rousey

Anne and Rousey

September 20, 2018

Rousey came to BDB with insecurity-driven dog aggression, severe leash reactivity, and general over-excitement. So we fulfilled her mental and physical needs, built her confidence, and gave her a clear picture of our expectations when socializing. We also relieved her stress by becoming a proper leader for her – thus...

Tori and Mia

Tori and Mia

September 06, 2018

Mia came to us with dog aggression stemming from insecurity and a lack of direction from her human. We rehabbed Mia through our behavioral basics program and socialized her using a safe and slow process that allowed her to view dogs in a new light. Mia’s turnaround was nothing short...

Littles Boot Camp!

Littles Boot Camp!

August 30, 2018

We are excited to announce a new boot camp program that is designed specifically for little dogs! Many of you are familiar with the rehabilitation work we do with the big, nasty guys. But little dogs are dogs too and we love them! We also know that little dogs need...

Stuffing and Cape in Laramie, Wyoming

Stuffing and Cape in Laramie, Wyoming

August 23, 2018

We had the pleasure of flying up to Laramie, Wyoming for four days to help Miguel and Lily Chen with their two dogs, Stuffing and Cape. It was a crash course to address: over-excitement, leash reactivity, incessant barking, crate training, anxiety, and to put in place daily structure that will...

Welcome to BevillDogBehavior.com!

Welcome to BevillDogBehavior.com!

April 10, 2018

Hello! And welcome to our new website. While it’s not much just yet, we have a vision for this site to ultimately become a wonderful resource for you and your dog. We will have countless articles and videos available on dog training, dog behavior, and dog psychology in an effort...

The Snotty Schnauzers!

The Snotty Schnauzers!

March 22, 2018

We did an in-home consultation a while back and videoed it to show how implementing some simple techniques can get you a long way in a short period of time. This consultation lasted about 2.5 hours and we boiled it down to a 9 minute video. Gotta love the dramatic...

Is Beau Really Human Aggressive?

Is Beau Really Human Aggressive?

March 08, 2018

We want to share Beau’s story in an attempt to help other dog owners who are struggling with their dog. We believe that the relationship you develop with your dog is where it begins and ends. We’ve omitted many details of his story, but even at a high level, Beau’s...

Meet Brad Bevill!

Meet Brad Bevill!

January 11, 2018

Watch the video and read the article below to get to know more about Brad. In 1985 while riding his bike around an Irving, TX neighborhood, a 9-year-old boy found a box of spaniel puppies, brought home his first dog, and the rest, as they say, is history. From that...

Cyndi and Tux

Cyndi and Tux

December 27, 2017

Cyndi and Tux came to us because a 120+ lbs dog in an extreme state of excitement and anxiety is not a pleasurable experience for anyone involved. Watch their story to see how behavioral training, human education and ongoing maintenance through structured boarding and day camp helped resolve their issues...

The Kellers and Bodhi

The Kellers and Bodhi

December 22, 2017

Elizabeth and Chris needed boarding for their new puppy when they first found Bevill Dog Behavior. Listen to their story to learn more about how our structured, calm environment compares to the typical boarding and daycare facility.

Katy and Cowboy

Katy and Cowboy

December 14, 2017

What do you do when your dog is getting on TOP of your stove, turning it on, and burning their butt?!? You call Bevill Dog Behavior! Katy and Cowboy were struggling due to Cowboy’s extreme anxiety issues. Once we were able to teach Cowboy how to live in a calmer...

The Watkins Family and Addy

The Watkins Family and Addy

December 05, 2017

The Watkins family called us because their new puppy, Addy, was making life a bit more stressful than they had hoped. Addy was stealing the kid’s food (off of their plates!), stealing their toys, crashing the front door when guests arrived, and peeing anytime she got overstimulated/excited. After a single...