"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

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Behavior Problems

Pit Bull Extremely Fearful of Thunderstorms and Fireworks

– Posted in: Behavior Problems, Columns, 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 [...]

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

– Posted in: Behavior Problems, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters
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 [...]

Puppy Mouthing Nipping and Biting

– Posted in: Aggression, Might is Right Dog Training, Newsletters, nipping and biting, Puppy mouthing, Puppy Stuff
puppy mouthing nipping and biting

If you have a puppy mouthing nipping and biting problem in spite of following the instructions of a trainer or online recommendations, here is the very likely reason why. The Advice You’ve Been Getting Is Probably Wrong (And Making Things Worse) Almost every bit of information companion dog owners receive on the topic of puppy [...]

Dog Nervous Around Child

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters
dog nervous around child

I recently acquired a 2-year-old female Italian mastiff. She is a great dog, acts great around the adults, but something freaks her out when someone is on the floor. She is great with our 8-year-old grandson but nervous of the 1-year-old who spends a lot of time on the floor, she sometimes abruptly butts him [...]

Beware The Cuteness Trap – Tips For Cane Corso Puppy Owners

– Posted in: Aggression, Before You Buy a Puppy – Essential Reading List, Behavior Problems, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Puppy Stuff, Tips
cane corso cuteness trap

The Cane Corso Puppy Cuteness Trap Recommended Reading For: Any companion dog owner with a Cane Corso under 18 months of age. People Interested in Owning The Cane Corso. Breeders of The Cane Corso (as a resource for puppy inquiries and buyers). Companion Dog Trainers that work with Cane Corso companion puppy owners. Veterinarians with [...]