"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Columns

Aggressive Dachshund

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We adopted a male 4-year-old Dachshund. When we got home he ran up the stairs and greeted our other 2 rescued Dachshund normally. Day 1 he was good, day 2 he was good, day 3 he was good, day 4 he started being very aggressive and protective of the mutual toy box. Day 5 even [...]

Dog is Afraid of Elevators

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I have a male chocolate lab. He has never been in an elevator. I am moving to an apartment in a few months. I have made a few attempts to introduce him to the building but he appears to be afraid of elevators. He refuses to enter and pulls back and won’t budge. Any suggestions? [...]

Dog Pees When Nervous

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We have a 3 year old dog with a great temperament but he pees when nervous. We moved into an apartment about 7 months ago and since have had a huge problem develop. He’s always been a bit anxious, but now every time we take out the leash he lowers himself at the door and [...]

Chihuahua is Scared To Walk

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The problem is out chihuahua is scared. She is a long haired 17 month old chihuahua. We learned that she is a bit overweight already and the vet suggested we take her for walks but as soon as we are out of sight of the house she goes berserk. Her tail is tucked firmly between [...]

Nail Trimming Nervousness

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Nail Trimming Without the Bloodshed Nail trimming makes a lot of people nervous which can make a lot of dogs nervous. For many dogs, having to hold still, have their feet handled and cope with the sensation of nails being clipped wouldn’t be a problem at all if it someone was “pretend clipping” with real [...]

Dog Sits on Me

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My 2-year-old 85lb dog sits on me. His name is Moose. He is a very snuggly boy desperate for affection and is only satisfied if he is directly (and painfully) on top of me or my guests. When you ask him to “get off” he ignores it all together or pushes in even harder. He [...]

Options for an Aggressive Dog – Part 2

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns, Newsletters

Regarding your column: Options for an Aggressive Dog You really are crazy! I’m a Veterinary Technician. Don’t ever say Euthanasia is one of the options for an aggressive dog! Its not. And it shouldn’t be one of your four ridiculous so called “solutions”. I don’t hope to ever see your ridiculous scenarios in your column again. Your title [...]

Aggressive Doberman Problem

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I have a male neutered 10 months old aggressive Doberman problem. In the last month he has turned very aggressive towards us. He will lunge and snap at my boyfriend and I, as well as anyone else in the house so no one is aloud to touch him anymore. The rule is “NO TOUCH, NO TALK, [...]