"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear


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 [...]

What is Breed Prejudice? I Am Accused Of Being A Dog Breed Racist

– Posted in: Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Presa Canario
Breed Prejudice

I’ve lost respect for you John. You truly think that you are the ultimate dog trainer. So many trainers have NOTHING good to say (I assume she means about her breed the Cane Corso but I could be wrong). You do breed discriminate. (I think she means I have breed prejudice) You say you don’t [...]

I Debate Claire Staines, an ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ UK based Dog Trainer

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Columns, Newsletters

Background I posted on my Facebook page this short video as an encouragement to read a column I had written all positive and harnesses and received a comment from an ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ trainer named Claire Staines. I invited her to debate. The link to the article referred to is here: http://www.askthedogguy.com/harnesses-all-positive-dog-training/ Below is as much [...]