'Ask the Dog Guy' with John Wade

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Resource Guarding

Powerful Stud of a Cane Corso Aggressively Protective of His Food and Toys

– Posted in: By Problem, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Resource Guarding
Female Cane Corso With a toy

Our Cane Corso (named Tito) is about 14 months, and he is just a very powerful stud of a dog. He is extremely playful and well tempered, he responds to commands extremely well for a 14-month-old ball of muscle with extremely high energy, however, after adding a 2nd into the family pack Tito has become [...]

Fearful Bulldog Around Food Dish After Fight

– Posted in: British (English) Bulldog, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear and Anxiety, Newsletters, Resource Guarding
fearful bulldog

Hi John, We used to feed our English Bulldogs (two of them) together, and then the female began to get really aggressive with the food. We started to feed them separately and for a while it was working out fine, until a few months later, the male dog is refusing to eat from a bowl. [...]

Resource Guarding Cane Corso

– Posted in: Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Resource Guarding
resource guarding

Resource Guarding in an 8-month-old Cane Corso Reading all your comments about the Aggression in the Maturing Cane Corso is very interesting. Me and my boyfriend have an 8-month-old Cane Corso, everyone thinks he has a great temperament he loves people, children and dogs but where he is so playful and big we are very cautious [...]

Food Aggression With a Rottweiler & Hyper Around Babies and Children

– Posted in: Aggression, Around Children, By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Dogs and Children, Resource Guarding, Rottweiler

Dear John, My husband and I have a 2 1/2-year-old Rottweiler, female. She is an amazing dog. We have two serious issues food aggression and she is too rough with babies. We used to go to training when she was 3 months old. She completed the training and went on to do apparatus training. However [...]