"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Dog Trainers

Harnesses And ‘All Positive’ Dog Training

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Columns, Dog Trainers, Newsletters
harnesses

Using sophism the ”All Positive/Force-Free’ companion dog trainers have convinced themselves and others that any collar around a dog’s neck is now inhumane and that harnesses are currently the only humane choice. Perhaps, to the average companion dog owner, dog trainer, veterinarian, vet tech etc. this isn’t as apparently revealing as I wish it were. So [...]

Things to Know About Owning Guarding/Aggression (By Design) While They Are Still A Puppy

– Posted in: Aggression, Breeder Mistakes, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Dog Trainers, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Tips, Training
aggressive (by design)

The Cuteness Trap Specially Recommended for These Readers: Breeders of Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds (as a resource for puppy inquiries and buyers) People Interested in Owning Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Dog Trainers Working with People with Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Puppies Veterinarians with Less Aware Clients That Bring In Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Puppies People [...]

Name Calling and Shunning

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Columns, Dog Trainers, Just Dog Behaviour for Dog Trainers, Newsletters, Podcasts
name calling and shunning

I read a blog post today in which psychology professor Robert Sutton at Stanford University was quoted from his book as advocating shunning in an academic setting. The book “The Asshole Survival Guide”. For reasons I’ll elaborate on shortly, I can’t say I’m tempted to read it. It did get me thinking about dog training [...]