"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

Dog Trainer Experience

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
Picking a dog trainer

This article was written after for the umpteenth time I heard a dog trainer marginalize another’s opinion because they had more experience when in fact their “experience” was due to creative accounting. FWIW, in defence of some the less inexperienced trainers, when you’re having a discussion with a dog trainer and the trainer whips out [...]

Spay Neuter Advantages

– Posted in: Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters
spay neuter advantages

I’m looking for your opinion regarding spay neuter advantages. Including the best age to spay and neuter a large breed dog. (Specifically a Cane Corso). I know that medically, there is little benefit to neutering, but can’t find actual evidence for behavioural benefits. Anecdotally (I work at a vet clinic) I would say there is [...]

Animal Aggressive Australian Shepherd (Also killed another family dog)

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns, Newsletters
animal aggressive

My 2 year old Australian Shepherd, Phoebe is animal aggressive. I’ve read several of your posts and I’ve read some awesome answers. However, none that are a perfect fit so here’s my dilemma. Obviously I know she has herding instincts and so this isn’t completely uncommon. She kills birds and snakes and squirrels etc. And [...]