"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Behavior Problems

Semi Feral Dog?

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

Hi John, I recently adopted an abandoned dog from a shelter in Mississauga after losing Max my best friend of 14 years. My adopted dog is a Shih Tzu cross and apparently somewhere between 4 and 7 months old. He was found in country woods, nearly starved and in very bad condition. Although he seems to [...]

Moody Mutt

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

Hi John,I have a 3 year old Sheltie. She is very gentle and easy going with people of all ages but she does not like other dogs in her space!  If they come within sniffing range she stiffens up and when they get too close to her (esp. backside) she growls and snaps at them.  [...]

Dogzilla

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

Dear John, Our Great Dane is a year old puppy that weighs 170+ pounds. He is a loved family member, along with our other animals (2 cats, 1 parrot). Monk has great respect and compliance for my finance Bob, but he has issues with myself and my step-children. He continuously challenges our pecking order in [...]

Yard Barking

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns

Hello Mr WadeI am having a huge problem with my 17 month old German Shepherd barking constantly when he is outside.   He loves to guard, we have invisible fence so he can run the whole yard which is almost an acre in a small town.  I think its a territorial thing and I just can’t [...]