"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Behavior Problems

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 [...]

Father Knows Best

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

John, My daughter and her husband have a dog (probably about 2 years old) that demonstrates a lot of aggression, particularly when confronted about taking objects. He has been briefly around their nephew (age 1 year) and growled at him.  My daughter is pregnant, due in January. We had the dog at our house this [...]

Dog is afraid of eating and drinking out of a bowl.

– Posted in: Behavior Problems, Columns, Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Sounds, Sudden Onset Fear Of Water and_or Food Dish, Thunder
hydrophobia

Hello John, Could you please help me figure out why for the last 3 years my 12 year old mixed black lab refuses to drink out of a bowl and now even a flat platter. She approaches her food bowl with fear as well. If there is even the slightest bit of noise or if [...]

Cocker Spaniel Cross is “wonderful” except he “goes after” bicycles, skateboards and some children.

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

Dear John, I adopted a now two-year old cocker spaniel/poodle mix and he’s just wonderful, loving and full of life for me, my husband and most people.  There is, however, one problem I am having and that’s with small children. I don’t know if it’s just that he’s rambunctious or what but I have some [...]

Thunder Revisited

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

Dear  John,My min schnauzer, Olive, has increasingly become fearful of various noises – fireworks noises in particular.  She pants heavily, will not settle down, and her whole body shakes.  Her shaking and panting became so extreme that I thought she might have a heart attack. Any suggestions on how to resolve this problem?Eve E.Fireworks and [...]