"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

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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 [...]

Aggression Problem in a Maturing Cane Corso

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

“Some people have recommended that I put him (Cane Corso) down” Hello Mr. Wade, I have a 14-month-old Cane Corso. He a 140 pounds highly energetic, affectionate and fairly protective dog. An obedience school trainer told me he would not benefit from obedience school and would have a better chance with someone like you. He [...]

Dog Anxiety and Fear of Thunderstorms

– Posted in: Behavior Problems, Columns, Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Fireworks, Free and Inexpensive Ask the Dog Guy Puppy and Dog Training Resources, Puppy Stuff, Sounds, Thunder

Dog Anxiety often occurs during or even before thunderstorms Thunderstorms can create low to high dog anxiety. There are a variety of different things to try to help reduce thunderstorm related fear. I have a very high quality downloadable soundtrack of thunderstorms that should be used as part of your strategy to desensitize your dog. Initially [...]

Electronic Fence

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

Hello John, I have a sensitive dog that is maybe fear aggressive.  Unfortunately he escapes from our yard to chase children on bikes and terrifies them.  We are vigilant about watching him but all it takes is a quick escape when someone is at the door and he’s out. We are considering an electronic fence [...]

Dog on Dog Aggression

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

Hi John, I have a 2-year-old King Shepherd named Shyloh and a German Shepherd attacked her last summer while we were camping. Before this happened she was always a very gentle and loving dog with both people and other animals. This other German Shepherd definitely got the best of her. Shyloh was sunning herself, lying [...]