"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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Rottweiler and Baby

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I have a 6 year old Rottweiler that I love dearly. We just had a baby 5 weeks ago and we need help with introducing the baby. So far, I am not too sure about what he is thinking. He is probably jealous and I’m not sure if he is aggressive towards the baby or [...]

Boston terrier is spun sometimes

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We have a 15-week-old cross between a Boston terrier and a Blue Heeler named Buster. There are some problems like jumping up when someone comes in and nipping and not listening to commands in general. It’s worse in the evening when you want to watch TV and have a little quiet time but that’s his [...]

Puppy Mouthing and More

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Puppy Mouthing and Handling Tips I’ve been dog-less for quite a while now. I’ve been taking my own advice in that I believe that just because someone wants a dog doesn’t mean in many respects they’re ready for one. Because I get invited to speak at so many conferences I fly fairly frequently so I’ve [...]

Dog Bully

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I’m having an issue with my 21/2 year old Ridgeback/Boxer cross. She is highly social and extremely energetic. My problem is she tends to bully any dog that shows fear or an unwillingness to play with her. She invites play but then fiercely barks in their face in a demanding manner. She has fun with [...]

Canine Separation Anxiety

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True Canine Separation Anxiety is an Illness Not a Behavior Problem I have a 13 month old dog who suffers terribly from separation anxiety.  In doors he follows me from room to room and always stays close.  When I leave the house I am told that he becomes extremely anxious, cries and barks continually even [...]

Chauvinistic Dog

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I have a 100 pound 23-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog. When on-leash with me he responds to all training skills we learned. With my wife, he tugs, pulls, chews the leash, and does basically whatever he likes. If they meet a neighbour walking their dog(s) he is extremely excited, completely uncontrollable, flips, flops, and pulls to [...]