"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Fear

Pit Bull Extremely Fearful of Thunderstorms and Fireworks

– Posted in: By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, 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 [...]

Great Tip For Breeders & Veterinarians & Vet Techs (& People That Want to Travel With Their Dogs)

– Posted in: By Problem, car ride, Fear, Newsletters
Car Sick Dogs and Puppies

Car Sick Puppies and Dogs I get this sort of letter fairly frequently: “Our dog does not do well in the car. He shakes and drools and vomits every time he goes in the car.” Frequently this is perceived as a motion sickness issue (and sometimes it is) but more often than not it’s a [...]

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Thunderstorms and Fireworks

– Posted in: Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Fireworks, Newsletters, Thunder

A lot of dogs suffer from anxiety during thunderstorms and when there are fireworks. I’ve written about it frequently. There was an article recently in Science Daily on the topic as well. Here’s an excerpt and a link to the complete article. “Dog owners everywhere feel a pang of anxiety as the Fourth of July [...]

Puppy Socialization Related – Why Wolves Are Forever Wild, but Dogs Can Be Tamed

– Posted in: Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Newsletters, Workshop

Puppy Socialization is Important – One of the topics I’m most passionate about from an educational perspective is puppy socialization so I keep my eyes peeled for new research. I found this recently: Jan. 17, 2013 — Dogs and wolves are genetically so similar, it’s been difficult for biologists to understand why wolves remain fiercely wild, [...]

Jealous Great Dane

– Posted in: Aggression, By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Sounds, Thunder, Thunder Fireworks Gunfire Hot Air Balloons

I have a 4 months old jealous great dane. At home he’s great but can be a little timid. I had him to puppy training to learn some simple tricks and try and socialize him. Now he has some jealousy issues when other dogs are around and is starting to growl at men who come [...]

Dog Is Scared of Thunder Maybe But Very Very Smart

– Posted in: By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Sounds, Thunder, Thunder Fireworks Gunfire Hot Air Balloons

My dog is scared of thunder. She is a 5-year-old Border CollieX that hides under the bed when the weather gets bad. I came home from work last Wednesday, and called for her. The weather had been bad, so I gave her a few seconds to get out from under the bed; I called, and [...]