"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Behavior Problems

Territorially Aggressive Australian Shepherd

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns, Newsletters

Re: territorially aggressive Australian Shepherd Cross Our family has an incredibly difficult 2 year old territorially aggressive Australian Shepherd Cross (Lab) named Bones, that we have had since he was about 6-7 weeks old. We began private puppy lessons and then group lessons when he was a little older. He learned quickly. For the next [...]

Dog Scared of Hot Air Balloons and Is Afraid to Go For Walks

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

Fear of Balloons Hi John: Our dog was frightened by  hot air balloons flying very low. However, two weeks ago whilst out on a walk she came practically face-to-face with a balloon about to take off and since then I can only describe her behaviour as verging on paranoid. The situation is now rapidly deteriorating.  Over [...]

Puppy House Training – Ask the Dog Guy’s Cheat Sheat

– Posted in: Behavior Problems, House training, Newsletters

Puppy House Training That Works Puppy House Training can be frustrating but it can be done quickly and efficiently with perfect structure. The instructions in this puppy house training program are thorough. They’re simple but they’re non-negotiable. You have to do everything recommended because they all make a difference and have their purpose. It’s worth [...]

Socialization or Dog Size? Which Greater Impacts Child Aggression?

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns, Newsletters

Early Socialization And Ongoing Training Are More Significant Than Dog Size When it Comes to Child Aggression Hi John, I always enjoy your column.  I was somewhat surprised to read that dogs need to be socialization to children.  Perhaps I have largely been around dogs that were socialized at an early age to kids, but [...]