"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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Puppy Stair Surfing

– Posted in: Funny Puppy and Dog Animated Gifs, Newsletters, Puppy and Dog Humor

I had to watch this a few times but yes the pup seems to be doing it on purpose. [vsw id=”_wiqXkoRxcQ” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Watch this dog performing a similar feat with a slightly different style. Trouble With Leash Pulling? Watch this video about John’s Power Steering Dog Training Collar

Livestock Guardian Dogs

– Posted in: Newsletters

Livestock Guardian Dogs are a curious group of breeds. They’re not herding dogs, they’re herd protection dogs and they’re quite good at it. I had a client once that worked at a Cheetah rescue in South Africa that incorporated livestock guardian dogs into their program. The goat herders were losing goats to cheetahs so they [...]

Retractable leash risks

– Posted in: Newsletters

I’ve never been a fan of retractable leashes. I “get” the convenience but consider them a partial reflection of the low companion dog obedience standards taught in most North American schools. (Come never seems to get past the idea of “If you have a minute check your daytimer . . . “) This 2009 consumer [...]

Are Dogs ‘Kids?’ Owner-Dog Relationships Share Striking Similarities to Parent-Child Relationships

– Posted in: Newsletters

Another interesting article from ScienceDaily about the relationship similarities people have with their children vs their pets. For me this isn’t much of a surprise and the greater question is whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. “People have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people. But this natural [...]