"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

How to Help a Fearful Dog Get Better

– Posted in: Fear and Anxiety
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 literally spend all day in her bed! [...]

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

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

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 be in the home, they brought in another dog anyways, and [...]

Yorkie Aggression

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns, Newsletters
Yorkie

My husband & I have a 6-year-old male Yorkie, we've had him since a puppy. He is very attached to me, very attached, and protective of me. We also had an English Bulldog up until she recently passed away. We had the bulldog 1st, then the Yorkie as a puppy, they were together all day, [...]

All Positive Training is Wrong

– Posted in: Newsletters

This is an radio interview I did in London Ontario on CJBK 1290 offering a counter-perspective regarding all positive all the time dog training and equipment banning etc. Some of you may be aware of recent developments in Toronto and Florida where animal rights agenda is being use to attempt the banning of some dog [...]

Dog Trainer Experience

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
Picking a dog trainer

FWIW, in defence of some the less inexperienced trainers, when you're having a discussion with a dog trainer and the trainer whips out the “I’ve been training xx years” statement in an attempt to marginalize whatever point it is you're trying to make; - in the immortal lyrics co-written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and [...]

Getting a Dog

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
Getting a dog

I am considering getting a dog, a Cane Corso. It is just my wife and myself. We own our home, 1 acre of property and are planning on fencing in the back yard. We both work during the day and are home after work and on the weekends. We recently had a English Bulldog who [...]

Spay Neuter Advantages

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
spay neuter advantages

I'm looking for your opinion regarding spay neuter advantages. Including the best age to spay and neuter a large breed dog. (Specifically a Cane Corso). I know that medically, there is little benefit to neutering, but can't find actual evidence for behavioural benefits. Anecdotally (I work at a vet clinic) I would say there is [...]

Fearful of Certain Rooms and Dishes

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
fearful

I saw a post on your website about dogs being fearful of water and food.  It was a relief to see that Negev is not the only *peculiar* dog out there... I've attached a video of Negev. He is a ten year old Canaan dog. He's super loving and friendly. He has lived with my boyfriend [...]