"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Fear and Anxiety

Dog Scared of Hot Air Balloons and Is Afraid to Go For Walks

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

Fear of Balloons Hi John: Our dog was frightened by  hot air balloons flying very low. However, two weeks ago whilst out on a walk she came practically face-to-face with a balloon about to take off and since then I can only describe her behaviour as verging on paranoid. The situation is now rapidly deteriorating.  Over [...]

Efficacy of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer vaccine demonstrated in dogs

– Posted in: Contact Ask the Dog Guy, Fear and Anxiety, Health, Newsletters

An experimental vaccine is the first veterinary cancer vaccine of its kind that shows an increase in survival time for dogs with spontaneous non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The work shows for the first time the feasibility and therapeutic efficacy of this alternative cell-based vaccine, which could be employed in the treatment of a number of different cancer types.

Dog Anxiety and Fear of Thunderstorms

– Posted in: Behavior Problems, Columns, Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Fireworks, Free and Inexpensive Ask the Dog Guy Puppy and Dog Training Resources, Puppy Stuff, Sounds, Thunder

Dog Anxiety often occurs during or even before thunderstorms Thunderstorms can create low to high dog anxiety. There are a variety of different things to try to help reduce thunderstorm related fear. I have a very high quality downloadable soundtrack of thunderstorms that should be used as part of your strategy to desensitize your dog. Initially [...]