"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Columns

Dog Trainer Experience

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
Picking a dog trainer

This article was written after for the umpteenth time I heard a dog trainer marginalize another’s opinion because they had more experience when in fact their “experience” was due to creative accounting. FWIW, in defence of some the less inexperienced trainers, when you’re having a discussion with a dog trainer and the trainer whips out [...]

Getting a Dog

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Getting a dog

I am considering getting a dog, a Cane Corso. It is just my wife and myself. We own our home, 1 acre of property and are planning on fencing in the back yard. We both work during the day and are home after work and on the weekends. We recently had a English Bulldog who [...]

Spay Neuter Advantages

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spay neuter advantages

I’m looking for your opinion regarding spay neuter advantages. Including the best age to spay and neuter a large breed dog. (Specifically a Cane Corso). I know that medically, there is little benefit to neutering, but can’t find actual evidence for behavioural benefits. Anecdotally (I work at a vet clinic) I would say there is [...]

Animal Aggressive Australian Shepherd (Also killed another family dog)

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns, Newsletters
animal aggressive

My 2 year old Australian Shepherd, Phoebe is animal aggressive. I’ve read several of your posts and I’ve read some awesome answers. However, none that are a perfect fit so here’s my dilemma. Obviously I know she has herding instincts and so this isn’t completely uncommon. She kills birds and snakes and squirrels etc. And [...]

Afraid of the car

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afraid of the car

When I got my cane corso puppy, he was very timid of everything. He has progressed greatly (not afraid of anything anymore) but, he is afraid of the car, at least getting into the car. What steps can i take to help him understand nothing to fear about vehicles. Once inside a vehicle it takes [...]