"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Tip: Crate Comfort

– Posted in: Columns, Tips

Many people put a blanket or a towel inside the crate for the dog's comfort. For pups it can become a target for chewing which can for some transition into a problem with chewing things made of fabric outside of the crate so I don't put that sort of thing in a crate. (When I [...]

Dog Vs Cats at the Vets

– Posted in: Columns
Snap Collars are unsafe for untrained dogs

Hi John, I have a had a problem with my dog junior. Every time we go to the vet and pass by a cat , Junior escapes from his collar and runs away. It has been happening more now and is very annoying.It's really hard to keep him under control. I tried holding him but [...]

Dog Fight

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns
Dogs Fighting

Hi John, My name is Danielle and currently I have three dogs. I have a bouvier (4) and Akita/Shepherd (2) and a black lab (4 months). We have just recently moved into a new home that is located on acres of land and provides the dog with a lot of running room. Lately we have [...]

Cane Corso Problems

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns
Cane Corso

Dear John, I have a 10 month old Cane Corso. How do I get him to stop jumping on people and biting their clothes and shoes? Please help!! D.L. Shenandoah PA Dear D.L. While I'm always interested in helping people with their dogs via email in some cases I believe it is ill-advised. Where inquiries [...]

Aggressive Dachshund – Towards Husband

– Posted in: Aggression
aggressive dachshund

Dear John, My 6 year old male dachshund has been aggressive toward my husband for most of the 6 years we've had him, but lately he's getting worse. It's only when my husband walks by him that he will nip/bite his ankle. What is the problem? C.D. (Gardendale, Alabama) Dear, C.D. Hard to say with [...]

Should I get a second dog?

– Posted in: Columns
dog and cat friends

Hi John, I was wondering what your thoughts were on getting a companion animal for our dog. He's only alone 3 days a week for a long period (about 8 hours), but I feel bad for leaving him. I've heard that a cat can be good company, and I'd rather go that route than get [...]