'Ask the Dog Guy' with John Wade

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Dogs and Children

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cane Corso Dog Nervous Around Child

– Posted in: Aggression, Anxiety and Fear, Around Children, By Problem, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Dogs and Children, Mastiff, Molosser, Towards Children
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 [...]

Fur Baby and Pet Parents

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Dogs and Children, Newsletters, Trainers and Training
fur baby

This column is a response to a comment made on one of my other columns where I was taken to task for what was described as “The contempt you seemingly have for the “fur baby” type is offensive.” You can find the column and the comment here – http://www.askthedogguy.com/second_dog_good_idea_or_not/. I don’t think you need to read [...]

Blaming Children for Being Bitten by Dogs Needs To Stop – Dog Bite

– Posted in: Aggression, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Dogs and Children, Newsletters, Towards Children
dog bite children

The ‘Child Safety Around Dogs’ dog bite industry (and sadly it has become an income generating industry for some) is a scam. Everyone capable of critical thinking knows or by now should know it’s a scam but the vast majority of “professionals” turn a blind eye. From what I can tell, because it’s a sexy [...]

Preparing Your Dog For Your Baby – Myths and Realities Article

– Posted in: Dogs and Children, Towards Children

This article is available for reprint intact at no charge with permission. It can be provided via a PDF file or html with images. Contact *protected email* Your Dog for Your Baby – Myths and RealitiesAbout the AuthorJohn Wade, author of the book “How to Prepare Your Dog for Your Baby” has over twenty years experience [...]

Food Aggression With a Rottweiler & Hyper Around Babies and Children

– Posted in: Aggression, Around Children, By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Dogs and Children, Resource Guarding, Rottweiler

Dear John, My husband and I have a 2 1/2-year-old Rottweiler, female. She is an amazing dog. We have two serious issues food aggression and she is too rough with babies. We used to go to training when she was 3 months old. She completed the training and went on to do apparatus training. However [...]