"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 [...]