"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Thunder

Dog May be Aggressive Towards Children, Skateboards, Bicycles

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns, Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Sounds, Thunder

Dear John,I adopted a now two year old cocker spaniel/poodle mix and he's just wonderful, loving and full of life for me, my husband and most people.  There is, however, one problem I am having and that's with small children. I don't know if it's just that he's rambunctious or what but I have some [...]

Thunder Soundtrack

– Posted in: Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Free and Inexpensive Ask the Dog Guy Puppy and Dog Training Resources, John Wade's Ask the Dog Guy Socialization Sound Tracks, Puppy Stuff, Socialization, Thunder

There's not much you can do about a dog that is genetically prone to anxiety, but breeders and dog owners can head off the thunderstorm problem by exposing puppies before 12 weeks of age to constant loud overhead sounds. Since it's hard to find a co-operative thunder storm; as a companion to my book "Socializing [...]