'Ask the Dog Guy' with John Wade

Embracing Science and Common Sense

‘All Positive/Purely Positive/Force-Free . . . (Treats, Treats, Treats)’

Is The Problem Companion Dog Owners or Companion Dog Trainers?

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Bad Dog

I won’t here as it’s a seminar level presentation rather than a casual blog post but I can make a reasonable, strong and scientifically supported argument that very little that currently passes for ‘learning theory’ in companion dog training is based on canine or human behavior in the context of how any higher order social [...]

Come When Called (Golden Retriever/Rottweiler Cross)

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Hi there, I have a 1.5-year-old Golden Retriever/Rottweiler cross, and he is generally very good but he does have a problem which I don’t seem to be able to fix. While outside he doesn’t always come when called. He knows his name! but he just tunes me out whenever he feels like it. I’ve tried [...]