"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Dog Walking Courtesy

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
dog walking

This story appeared on the CBC news website today and motivated me to write this post as I’ve been thinking about dogs in public in general. Here’s what prompted the story (a sign posted in a neigbourhood) and a link to the story itself. Please be Courteous to Your Muslim Neigbhours Many Muslims live in this [...]

Breeders Vs Greeders VS Puppy Mills

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
breeders

If you are a veterinarian, vet tech, groomer, dog trainer, dog walker – anyone really that works with companion dogs you’ve often heard from clients that they got their dog from a good breeder. Someone that “breeds for health and temperament” etc. In reality though, at least to those of us that know what it [...]

Breathing and Breeding Problems

– Posted in: Newsletters
pug bulldog breathing

As many as a half of all short-nosed dogs such as pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs experience breathing difficulties related to their facial structure. Science Daily Article Summary No simple way of predicting breathing difficulties in pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs from external features Research suggests that there is no way to accurately predict from [...]

How to Help a Fearful Dog Get Better

– Posted in: Fear and Anxiety
fearful dog

There is Help for a Fearful Dog I have a fearful dog. She is a one-year-old female Chihuahua who has always been fearful since we got her at 12 weeks. She has never been comfortable with my husband picking her up and only seems happy when my 13-year-old daughter comes home from school. She will [...]

Cane Corso Considered Aggressive and Unadoptable – Rescued by ‘Rescue’ and Rehomed

– Posted in: Aggression, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Newsletters
Cane Corso

Cane Corso Considered Aggressive and Unadoptable Rescued by ‘Rescue’ and Rehomed I just adopted a one yr (approx.) male Cane Corso who was on the kill list at the shelter. He was considered aggressive and unadoptable. He came to the shelter as a stray, adopted out twice, supposedly they were told no other dogs could [...]