"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Book a Virtual Dog Training Behaviour Consultation with John Wade

 
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Note – If you are within a 1-hour radius of London, Ontario Canada you can book a private in-home appointment – Click here to learn more.

When you haven’t had any success using local training assistance with the basics or specific difficulties an in-depth telephone or Skype consultation with John Wade can be an extremely effective in helping you get to the bottom of why your dog is doing what he or she is doing and what to do about it without having to resort to treats, threats or pain.

With 30 years full-time dog training experience (more about John) you will have wealth of know-how to draw from and will learn why your dog is doing what he or she is doing and what to do about it.

What To Expect From Your Telephone/Skype Session

  • Consultations are typically 60 – 90 minutes long and whenever possible you should have everyone that normally interacts on a day-to-day basis on the line. Even if they are unable or unlikely to help out with the training having them present will allow them to learn what it is you are attempting to accomplish, why you are doing the things you will be doing and as a result, they are less likely to unintentionally undermine the process.
  • You will receive an overview of what to expect in your telephone or Skype consult with John along with times and dates are available over the following 4 week period.
  • When your appointment is confirmed you will be sent a wish list template for all members of the household to include their main concerns but also include any other areas where some help might improve the quality of life for the dog and/or dog owner. In instances where the purpose of the consult is a behaviour problem, these peripheral issues may prove a superior starting point for both dog and handlers.
  • Before your session, John will have reviewed any correspondence including any videos you’ve forwarded via his free file transfer service that represent the reasons in part or whole for which for your consult.
  • During your session, you will be asked a series of questions that will provide further clarity as to what you wish to accomplish.
  • John will then begin to review you how your dog sees the world, how he or she determines who is the teacher and who is the student. He will will briefly review some of the pros, cons and myths associated with commonly held beliefs in dog training.
  • John will then outline how to transition your dog from behaving at best as a room mate into a motivated student through some simple highly effective exercises so that your dog’s attentiveness when addressing more disconcerting behaviours is where it should be.
  • With all of the aforementioned in mind, John will review your wish list with you and outline how to break down each in a manner that is both dog and handler friendly.
  • You are free to record (but not distribute) your session
  • After the session, John will forward synopsis notes and when applicable pdf copies of articles, books he has written (at no further charge) for further support.
  • You are free to re-contact John afterwards at any time to ask questions without a fee associated.

Telephone/Skype Consultations are Great For:

Before Puppy Arrives

When Puppy Arrives

Rescue Dogs

Unruly Adolescent Dogs

Dogs With Serious Behavior Problems

Before Puppy Arrives

  • Picking a Breed
  • Picking a Breeder
  • Picking a Rescue
  • Picking a Puppy
  • Things to get the breeder to do before you pick up your puppy that helps immensely with sleeping through the night, crating and housetraining
  • Toys and how to use them wisely
  • How to pick a veterinarian
  • How to pick a dog trainer
  • What you will need for training
  • Much More

When Puppy Arrives

  • Crate Training
  • House Training (3X per day in one spot by 16 weeks of age),
  • Early Intervention Mouthing and Jumping Strategies
  • Toys to use that encourage constructive chewing
  • Toys to Avoid (that might encourage destructive chewing)
  • Food Selection and How To Switch If Need Be
  • Socialization for Real Life (Infants, Toddlers, Seniors, Dogs, Cats Etc.)
  • Preventing Excessive Barking
  • Preventing Territorial Aggression
  • Preventing Anxiety and Fear of children, grandchildren, thunderstorms, fireworks etc.
  • Preparing for Grooming, Nail Clipping, Trips to the Veterinarian
  • Teaching the beginnings of the basics, Come/Stay/Heel – no matter what
  • Avoiding Common Pitfalls – puppy socialization classes, dog parks, use of treats
  • And Much More

Rescue Dogs

  • Testing for Surprises (Resource Guarding, Leash Aggression, Children & the Elderly Aggression,  Anxiety Etc.)
  • Cardio and Stress Release
  • Introducing Structure
  • How to Use Feeding Times to Boost Confidence
  • Building Trust
  • Teaching Come/Heel/Stay – No Matter What
  • Dealing with Anxiety Soiling
  • Avoiding Separation Anxiety or Reinforcing Existing Separation Anxiety

Unruly Adolescent Dogs

  • Who is the Teacher and Who is the Student Lifestyle Training
  • Stop Jumping/Mouthing/Leash Pulling
  • End Excessive Barking
  • Teaching Come/Heel/Stay – No Matter What
  • Front Door Etiquette
  • Kitchen Etiquette
  • Stairway Etiquette
  • Furniture Etiquette
  • Cardio is Your Friend (Walks aren’t cardio)

Behaviour Problems

  • Aggression
  • Leash
  • Territory
  • Prey
  • Anxiety
  • Separation
  • Crate
  • Thunder/Fireworks
  • Water/Food Dish
  • Excessive Barking

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