"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

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Cat refuses to use the litter box

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Our family cat refuses to use the litter box. He is a five-year-old neutered male cat named Dusty. For about four and half years we’ve never had a problem but over the last few months things have changed. Dusty is refusing to use his litter box. We’ve had numerous tests done (fecal, urine and x-rays) without [...]

Dog Custody

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My husband moved out about 3 months ago and I agreed to allow him to continue his involvement with out 6 year dog. Sort of a dog custody. She has always been the most wonderfully behaved dog, she is a 90 lb mixed breed. Whenever my ex comes to get her, he causes a commotion [...]

Peeing in the house

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I have a 5 1/2 year old male Bichon Frise that about two years ago started peeing in the house. I had him thoroughly checked for various things at the vet and all possible things were ruled out. My feeling is it is his way of showing he is unhappy when we leave. He is [...]

Dog Behaviorist

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What do you think about dog psychologists aka dog behaviorist? Me not so much. RNT Hi RNT, If you’re talking about someone that brings the dog into their office, sticks it on the couch and asks it if it hates its mother then me not so much either. However, dogs are intelligent and anyone that [...]

Certified Service Dog Scam

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Scam Alert

. . . I am writing to you concerning my 1 year old Silky Terrier. He is a certified service dog. I am in a power wheelchair and he is being trained to help me with taking laundry out of the dryer and picking things up etc. The private trainer I hired to certify him [...]

Separation Anxiety in Nova Scotia Duck Toller

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We adopted a one-year-old Nova Scotia Toll. We knew she would be a handful, but never expected the issues we have inherited. The big one is separation anxiety. She has really bonded with my husband and she gets totally stressed when he leaves. We’ve tried crating her when he leaves. Not successful, she howls and [...]