"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Columns

How to Stop Barking

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I have adopted a ten year old female dog. She is a good dog but is a barker and driving me nuts! She came from two households that had a limited number of people coming and going . My household is much more active! If she barked then stopped I wouldn’t mind but she is relentless [...]

Cat Off the Counter

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Keeping a Cat Off the Counter – Full time We have a new cat about 7 months old. Is there anyway to keep a cat off the counter?  Nothing seems to work. To no avail we’ve tried water spraying, lifting down quickly with a stern “No!” etc. It is amazing how fast he can jump [...]

High Strung Lab (Labrador Retriever)

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My 22-month high strung Lab, is a tremendous challenge; she barks for her meals. If I don’t feed her when she starts to bark, she wets in her crate. Sometimes she wets, even when I do get the food there on time. She has been vet checked. She is destructive in the house that I [...]

Leash Pulling Around Other Dogs

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My dog, when he sees another dog coming jumps up onto his hind legs and starts to pull forward while barking. I have tried to stop this leash pulling by getting him to sit so that the other dog can approach, but he suddenly gets deaf and has a one track mind that does not include listening to [...]

Barking

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John, we have two tickets for barking, one a conviction the other pending. Our problem is that it’s not our dogs that are the problem. They do not go outside unattended and if one of them barks once, they are brought back inside. There are many dogs in our neighborhood and in particular a black [...]

Puppy Biting

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I just discovered your website and have been reading your columns with great interest. About three weeks ago we bought an 8-week-old Shih Tzu cross. I had my reservations about the breeder, but it was too late, as my daughter was already in love. Well, the honeymoon is over.  He seems to be extremely comfortable [...]

Kitten Scratching Furniture

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My kitten has a scratching pad, but she never uses it. However she’s great at scratching furniture and carpet. I don’t know what else to do to make her use her scratching pad. Amongst other things, I’ve tried spraying her with water but nothing has helped. L.E. Hi L.E. Cat experts used to say that [...]

Who Should Do the Dog Training

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My son has a 10-month-old chocolate lab and she has no respect for senior citizens (me) so who should do the dog training? She will do anything for him but ignores everyone else. I call her the garbage can as she eats anything – paper, pens, quarters etc. Dog training is on the horizon but [...]