"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear


– Posted in: Aggression, Columns, Newsletters
prey drive

My dogs recently mauled a skunk in our back yard. The skunk died. I have a friend who is absolutely shocked that my "tame and domesticated" pets would ever do that. After all, they are not wild animals she says!! I have tried to explain to her that they are still very close to wolves. [...]

Afraid of the car

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
afraid of the car

When I got my cane corso puppy, he was very timid of everything. He has progressed greatly (not afraid of anything anymore) but, he is afraid of the car, at least getting into the car. What steps can i take to help him understand nothing to fear about vehicles. Once inside a vehicle it takes [...]

Another Dog for My Newfoundland Dog

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns, Newsletters
another dog

I currently have a 2 1/2 year-old Newfoundland dog. He is very very well-trained, he listens to everything obey his commands. We can walk without a leash. But he's not nice to other dogs especially female. I'm wondering if getting a another dog would ruin his well behaviors. He is kennel trained because he gets [...]

Chow Chow Aggression

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns, Newsletters

We adopted a 2 year old female Chow 4 months ago and we have learned how to make her calm, come (very food oriented) no chewing and combing, which she is still uncomfortable just seeing the brush. What we can't seem to help her with is when our grown son visits once or twice a [...]

Water Bowl Fear

– Posted in: Behavior Problems, Columns, Newsletters
water bowl fear

I have a lab/pit mix afraid of water. He's two and for about a year or so he has been terrified of his water dish. His water bowl fear leaves him absolutely mortified. He eats his food just fine if it's not next to his water dish, but if the water dish is present, he [...]