"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Does Breed Matter?

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does breed matter

Does breed matter? I think so and elaborated why on a dog training Facebook group recently. I had posted some images on a dog training group of a dog I was booked to go see. The owners had been told Boxer crossed with a Mastiff. They were told or had assumed English Mastiff but based [...]

Fur Baby and Pet Parents

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This column is a response to a comment made on one of my other columns where I was taken to task for what was described as “The contempt you seemingly have for the “fur baby” type is offensive.” You can find the column and the comment here – http://www.askthedogguy.com/second_dog_good_idea_or_not/. I don’t think you need to read [...]

Beware of Rescue Mills More Than Dogs

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I just received a letter from an unfortunate 70-year-old man who was sold by a “rescue” an alleged Belgian Malinois with known aggression issues. We had talked last week about working together on those aggression issues. He informed me of what he described as, and what I’m sure was ‘the painful decision’ to return the [...]

Dog Walking Courtesy

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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

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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 [...]