'Ask the Dog Guy' with John Wade

Embracing Science and Common Sense

Might is Right Dog Training

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 [...]

Best Dog Training – Different (and best) Puppy and Dog Training Methods

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A Brief Pros & Cons Best Dog Training Guide for Puppy & Dog Owners (Click on the image below or this link to go straight to the free eBook) What is the best dog training method for puppies or older dogs? Finding the best dog training for a dog has become a bit confusing for [...]

Puppy Mouthing Nipping and Biting

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puppy mouthing nipping and biting

If you have a puppy mouthing nipping and biting problem in spite of following the instructions of a trainer or online recommendations, here is the very likely reason why. The Advice You’ve Been Getting Is Probably Wrong (And Making Things Worse) Almost every bit of information companion dog owners receive on the topic of puppy [...]

Seriously Aggressive Doberman – Possible Reasons Why

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Aggressive Doberman

I have a three-year-old male aggressive Doberman.
 We did obedience with him his whole life. The problem started off as redirection. He got into a fight with his brother. When I tried breaking it up, he snapped at me. And I had no choice but throw him down and hold till he gave up. I [...]

WHY I APPRECIATE POST SHARING SO MUCH AND WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT

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sharing

When I see that someone shares something I’ve created, It makes me think that something I wrote resonated and the person sharing makes me recall the Edmund Burke and Eldridge Cleaver quotes found in the header and at the very bottom of this post. Maybe what I wrote, was just something with which they agreed. [...]