"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Anxiety

Thunder Revisited

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

Dear  John,My min schnauzer, Olive, has increasingly become fearful of various noises - fireworks noises in particular.  She pants heavily, will not settle down, and her whole body shakes.  Her shaking and panting became so extreme that I thought she might have a heart attack. Any suggestions on how to resolve this problem?Eve E.Fireworks and [...]

Dog May be Aggressive Towards Children, Skateboards, Bicycles

– Posted in: Aggression, Anxiety, Behavior Problems, Columns, Fear, 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 [...]

Thunder Soundtrack

– Posted in: Anxiety, Fear, Free and Inexpensive Ask the Dog Guy Puppy and Dog Training Resources, John Wade's Ask the Dog Guy Socialization Sound Tracks, Puppy Stuff, Socialization, Thunder

There's not much you can do about a dog that is genetically prone to anxiety, but breeders and dog owners can head off the thunderstorm problem by exposing puppies before 12 weeks of age to constant loud overhead sounds. Since it's hard to find a co-operative thunder storm; as a companion to my book "Socializing [...]

Puppy Socialization – What It Is and How to Do It

– Posted in: Anxiety, Free and Inexpensive Ask the Dog Guy Puppy and Dog Training Resources, John Wade's Ask the Dog Guy ebooks, Puppy Stuff, Socialization

This is the period in a dog’s life where what happens or doesn’t happen for better or worse profoundly affects its entire life. In general terms this is the period in a dog’s life beginning approximately at three weeks of age and ending also approximately at twelve weeks of age. A dog’s critical socialization period [...]