"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Aggression

Territorially Aggressive Australian Shepherd

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns, Newsletters

Re: territorially aggressive Australian Shepherd Cross Our family has an incredibly difficult 2 year old territorially aggressive Australian Shepherd Cross (Lab) named Bones, that we have had since he was about 6-7 weeks old. We began private puppy lessons and then group lessons when he was a little older. He learned quickly. For the next [...]

Socialization or Dog Size? Which Greater Impacts Child Aggression?

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns, Newsletters

Early Socialization And Ongoing Training Are More Significant Than Dog Size When it Comes to Child Aggression Hi John, I always enjoy your column.  I was somewhat surprised to read that dogs need to be socialization to children.  Perhaps I have largely been around dogs that were socialized at an early age to kids, but [...]

Aggression Problem in a Maturing Cane Corso

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Breed, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns

“Some people have recommended that I put him (Cane Corso) down” Hello Mr. Wade, I have a 14-month-old Cane Corso. He a 140 pounds highly energetic, affectionate and fairly protective dog. An obedience school trainer told me he would not benefit from obedience school and would have a better chance with someone like you. He [...]