"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

Name Calling and Shunning

– Posted in: All Positive 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 [...]

Patrolling Cane Corso

– Posted in: Aggression, All Positive Dog Training, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Leash Aggression, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters
Healing the Heel

Thanks, in advance for taking the time to read this if you do get to it. I currently have a 14-month-old very large and beautiful brown male Corso pup. I call him a pup because I know until they are three they are ever changing. I’ve had experience with the breed before but been about [...]

Beware of Rescue Mills More Than Dogs

– Posted in: Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Rescue Mills
Beware of Rescue Mills www.askthedogguy.com

I just received a letter from an unfortunate 70-year-old man who was sold by a “rescue” an alleged Belgian Malinois with known aggression issues. We had talked last week about working together on those aggression issues. He informed me of what he described as, and what I’m sure was ‘the painful decision’ to return the [...]

Would You Listen To A Companion Dog Behaviour Podcast?

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
Ask the Dog Guy Dog Trainer and Companion Dog Owner Pawdcasts - Podcasts

If so, I would love to get your input. The purpose of this proposed dog behavior podcast is to provide dog lovers of all sorts of thoughtful information about companion dog behaviour. The content planned for this podcast with address various aspects of dog behavior. Guests with practical expertise in various approaches to modifying behaviour will [...]

Breeders Vs Greeders VS Puppy Mills

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
breeders

If you are a veterinarian, vet tech, groomer, dog trainer, dog walker – anyone really that works with companion dogs you’ve often heard from clients that they got their dog from a good breeder. Someone that “breeds for health and temperament” etc. In reality though, at least to those of us that know what it [...]