'Ask the Dog Guy' with John Wade

Embracing Science and Common Sense

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Clicker Training Cat Aggressive Pit Bull

– Posted in: Aggression, All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Newsletters, Pitbull (Pit Bull)
Pelican Landing

Based on how you’re describing going about this the only way those ‘high-value treats’ and clicker are going to impact your cat’s future is if your dog confuses which of your hands holds the treat and which hand is holding the clicker and tragically chokes on the clicker.

When Should You Put An Aggressive Dog Down (Euthanize/Euthanasia)

– Posted in: Aggression, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Newsletters, Towards Children, Trainers and Training
When To Put An Aggressive Dog Down euthanasia euthanize

When you have a dog that is continually threatening to bite and/or is biting or is only not biting because of owner diligence and precautions and the behavior is unrelated to physical health issues, you have four options. It is more of a funnel really as one leads to the next.

Another Dumb Idea To Keep Children From Being Bitten By Dogs

– Posted in: Aggression, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Dogs and Children, Newsletters, Towards Children, Trainers and Training

WARNING – Long A virtual dog could soon be used as an educational tool to help prevent dog bites, thanks to an innovative project led by the University of Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) – University of Liverpool. “Meet the virtual pooch that could help prevent dog bites.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 August 2018. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180825081739.htm. Here’s why [...]

Aggressive Dachshund and a Baby

– Posted in: Aggression, By Problem, Dachshund, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Newsletters, Towards Children
Aggressive Dachshund

I have a nine-year-old male dachshund who is very mean. To date he has bitten five people, sending two to the hospital and two others being family members living in the home. We are now expecting our first grandchild in January. I was wondering if there is a medication that would help him. I don’t [...]

Pit Bull Extremely Fearful of Thunderstorms and Fireworks

– Posted in: By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear and Anxiety, Fireworks, Newsletters, Pitbull (Pit Bull), Thunder
fear of thunderstorm and fireworks

My 8-year-old pitbull Nala started to become extremely fearful of thunderstorms and fireworks a few years ago. Every summer after the first few storms and fireworks happen she turns into a nervous dog. She doesn’t want to go out past 6 pm. She is constantly looking around “waiting” for something to happen. She starts shaking [...]

DOG TRAINERS! Words Matter – Question The Use of Fur Baby and Pet Parent

– Posted in: Aggression, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Dogs and Children, Newsletters, Towards Children, Trainers and Training
Words Matter

The first few times I heard someone refer to a dog as a ‘fur baby’ or themselves as a ‘pet-parent’ I found myself scrutinizing the person for signs of mental illness. It seemed such an odd thing to say. I then remembered quite a few years earlier, someone sending me a letter, taking me to [...]