"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Columns

Beware of Rescue Mills More Than Dogs

– Posted in: Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Rescue Mills
Beware of Rescue Mills www.askthedogguy.com

I just received a letter from an unfortunate 70-year-old man who was sold by a “rescue” an alleged Belgian Malinois with known aggression issues. We had talked last week about working together on those aggression issues. He informed me of what he described as, and what I’m sure was ‘the painful decision’ to return the [...]

Would You Listen To A Companion Dog Behaviour Podcast?

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
Ask the Dog Guy Dog Trainer and Companion Dog Owner Pawdcasts - Podcasts

If so, I would love to get your input. The purpose of this proposed dog behavior podcast is to provide dog lovers of all sorts of thoughtful information about companion dog behaviour. The content planned for this podcast with address various aspects of dog behavior. Guests with practical expertise in various approaches to modifying behaviour will [...]

Dog Walking Courtesy

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
dog walking

This story appeared on the CBC news website today and motivated me to write this post as I’ve been thinking about dogs in public in general. Here’s what prompted the story (a sign posted in a neigbourhood) and a link to the story itself. Please be Courteous to Your Muslim Neigbhours Many Muslims live in this [...]

Breeders Vs Greeders VS Puppy Mills

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
breeders

If you are a veterinarian, vet tech, groomer, dog trainer, dog walker – anyone really that works with companion dogs you’ve often heard from clients that they got their dog from a good breeder. Someone that “breeds for health and temperament” etc. In reality though, at least to those of us that know what it [...]

Cane Corso Considered Aggressive and Unadoptable – Rescued by ‘Rescue’ and Rehomed

– Posted in: Aggression, All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters
Cane Corso

Cane Corso Considered Aggressive and Unadoptable Rescued by ‘Rescue’ and Rehomed I just adopted a one yr (approx.) male Cane Corso who was on the kill list at the shelter. He was considered aggressive and unadoptable. He came to the shelter as a stray, adopted out twice, supposedly they were told no other dogs could [...]

Yorkie Aggression

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns, Newsletters
Yorkie

My husband & I have a 6-year-old male Yorkie, we’ve had him since a puppy. He is very attached to me, very attached, and protective of me. We also had an English Bulldog up until she recently passed away. We had the bulldog 1st, then the Yorkie as a puppy, they were together all day, [...]