"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Behavior Problems

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 [...]

Prague Ratter vs Manchester Terrier – Which is the Better Breed?

– Posted in: Aggression, All Positive Dog Training, Behavior Problems, Columns, Newsletters
Prague Ratter

Prague Ratter vs Manchester Terrier We are looking to purchase perhaps a Prague Ratter or a Manchester Terrier a dog as our good friend and family member Max ( Border Collie) of 14 years passed on. I’ve been researching info on many breeds and finally I’ve narrowed it down to 2, Prague Ratter and Toy Manchester [...]

Cane Corso Puppy Digging Holes

– Posted in: Behavior Problems, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters
Cane Corso Puppy digging holes in the yard

Hi John, Why do cane corso puppies dig in dirt? What can I do to discourage this behavior? Alicia (Bedford Heights) Hi Alicia, Pups left alone in the yard (even if you’re there, if they’re not at least dragging some sort of long line they’re alone – “can’t be caught, can’t be taught”) are like [...]

Cane Corso With Dog Aggression and General Unruliness

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Breed, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters

Hi John, I have a male 13 month old cane corso and I can’t control him when he is around other dogs especially males. When he sees them from far he cries like he wants to play with them, but as soon as he enters the dog park his back hair goes up and start [...]

Household With Multiple Cane Corso Dogs Running Into Problems With Aggression

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Breed, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters
Peace and Harmony

Hi there! We NOW have 3 corsos.. Dad (4.5 yrs)Mom (3 yrs) and son (1.5 yrs) Father and son have lived together since the pup was 6 weeks old. Both are well socialized and participate in agility training and protection class every weekend. They compete a couple times a year and we show the son. [...]

Great Tip For Breeders & Veterinarians & Vet Techs (& People That Want to Travel With Their Dogs)

– Posted in: Behavior Problems, car ride, Fear, Newsletters
Car Sick Dogs and Puppies

Car Sick Puppies and Dogs I get this sort of letter fairly frequently: “Our dog does not do well in the car. He shakes and drools and vomits every time he goes in the car.” Frequently this is perceived as a motion sickness issue (and sometimes it is) but more often than not it’s a [...]