"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Aggression

Electronic Fence

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

Hello John, I have a sensitive dog that is maybe fear aggressive.  Unfortunately he escapes from our yard to chase children on bikes and terrifies them.  We are vigilant about watching him but all it takes is a quick escape when someone is at the door and he’s out. We are considering an electronic fence [...]

Dog on Dog Aggression

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

Hi John, I have a 2-year-old King Shepherd named Shyloh and a German Shepherd attacked her last summer while we were camping. Before this happened she was always a very gentle and loving dog with both people and other animals. This other German Shepherd definitely got the best of her. Shyloh was sunning herself, lying [...]

Father Knows Best

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

John, My daughter and her husband have a dog (probably about 2 years old) that demonstrates a lot of aggression, particularly when confronted about taking objects. He has been briefly around their nephew (age 1 year) and growled at him.  My daughter is pregnant, due in January. We had the dog at our house this [...]

Cocker Spaniel Cross is “wonderful” except he “goes after” bicycles, skateboards and some children.

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns, Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Sounds, Thunder

Dear John, I adopted a now two-year old cocker spaniel/poodle mix and he’s just wonderful, loving and full of life for me, my husband and most people.  There is, however, one problem I am having and that’s with small children. I don’t know if it’s just that he’s rambunctious or what but I have some [...]

Neglect vs Abuse

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

Hi John,I adopted an abused dog from the humane society in April and tried a couple of training classes but it wasn’t specific enough to her needs. She is approximately two years old and was rescued from the states.  She is ok with my kids but not with myself or other adults and children. She [...]

Obedience Classes

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

Hello Mr. Wade,My daughter adopted a rescue dog a female Rottweiler/Doberman cross, about 2 years old. Stella adapted well, has been to 2 obedient courses and finished at the top of her class! My concern is that she is very dominant and recently had a situation while visiting my other daughter who has a very [...]