"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

John “Ask the Dog Guy” Wade

Harnesses And ‘All Positive’ Dog Training

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Columns, Dog Trainers, Newsletters
harnesses

Using sophism the ”All Positive/Force-Free’ companion dog trainers have convinced themselves and others that any collar around a dog’s neck is now inhumane and that harnesses are currently the only humane choice. Perhaps, to the average companion dog owner, dog trainer, veterinarian, vet tech etc. this isn’t as apparently revealing as I wish it were. So [...]

Donating To A Rescue? Some Are Rescue Mills

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Columns, Newsletters, Rescue Mills, Rescues
donating to a rescue

I just read an article about an animal rescue that is including in its mandate the promotion of veganism that reminded me how important it is to be very careful when donating to a rescue. From what I can tell, the vegan agenda wasn’t for the animals (thank goodness – I’ve seen that before) but [...]

Things to Know About Owning Guarding/Aggression (By Design) While They Are Still A Puppy

– Posted in: Aggression, Breeder Mistakes, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Dog Trainers, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Tips, Training
aggressive (by design)

The Cuteness Trap Specially Recommended for These Readers: Breeders of Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds (as a resource for puppy inquiries and buyers) People Interested in Owning Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Dog Trainers Working with People with Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Puppies Veterinarians with Less Aware Clients That Bring In Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Puppies People [...]

Name Calling and Shunning

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Columns, Dog Trainers, Just Dog Behaviour for Dog Trainers, Newsletters, Podcasts
name calling and shunning

I read a blog post today in which psychology professor Robert Sutton at Stanford University was quoted from his book as advocating shunning in an academic setting. The book “The Asshole Survival Guide”. For reasons I’ll elaborate on shortly, I can’t say I’m tempted to read it. It did get me thinking about dog training [...]

Fur Baby and Pet Parents

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Columns, Newsletters
fur baby

This column is a response to a comment made on one of my other columns where I was taken to task for what was described as “The contempt you seemingly have for the “fur baby” type is offensive.” You can find the column and the comment here – http://www.askthedogguy.com/second_dog_good_idea_or_not/. I don’t think you need to read [...]