"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Molosser

Beware of Rescue Mills More Than Dogs

– Posted in: Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Rescue Mills
Beware of Rescue Mills www.askthedogguy.com

I just received a letter from an unfortunate 70-year-old man who was sold by a “rescue” an alleged Belgian Malinois with known aggression issues. We had talked last week about working together on those aggression issues. He informed me of what he described as, and what I’m sure was ‘the painful decision’ to return the [...]

Cane Corso Considered Aggressive and Unadoptable – Rescued by ‘Rescue’ and Rehomed

– Posted in: Aggression, All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters
Cane Corso

Cane Corso Considered Aggressive and Unadoptable Rescued by ‘Rescue’ and Rehomed I just adopted a one yr (approx.) male Cane Corso who was on the kill list at the shelter. He was considered aggressive and unadoptable. He came to the shelter as a stray, adopted out twice, supposedly they were told no other dogs could [...]

Spay Neuter Advantages

– Posted in: Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters
spay neuter advantages

I’m looking for your opinion regarding spay neuter advantages. Including the best age to spay and neuter a large breed dog. (Specifically a Cane Corso). I know that medically, there is little benefit to neutering, but can’t find actual evidence for behavioural benefits. Anecdotally (I work at a vet clinic) I would say there is [...]

Puppy Critical Socialization, Fearful Puppy and Reputable Breeders

– Posted in: Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters
fearful puppy

Why Are Some Puppies Fearful? I have a fearful puppy (four-month-old) cane Corso who I got from a very reputable breeder in New York. I have bonded very well with him and he’s fabulous with me he is also very good with my husband and four kids. The issue that I’m having with him is [...]

Resource Guarding Cane Corso

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