"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

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Scent Detection – Improving Dogs’ Ability to Detect Explosives

– Posted in: Newsletters

If you’re interested in scent detection you’ll find this article interesting. Here are some excerpts and a link to the full article. “Training of dogs to recognise explosives could be quicker and more effective following research by animal behaviour experts.” “The study will explore whether dogs can be trained to recognise the significance of a [...]

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 [...]