"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

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Breathing and Breeding Problems

– Posted in: Newsletters
pug bulldog breathing

As many as a half of all short-nosed dogs such as pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs experience breathing difficulties related to their facial structure. Science Daily Article Summary No simple way of predicting breathing difficulties in pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs from external features Research suggests that there is no way to accurately predict from [...]

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

– Posted in: Aggression, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, 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, [...]

Prague Ratter vs Manchester Terrier – Which is the Better Breed?

– Posted in: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Columns, Newsletters
Prague Ratter

Prague Ratter vs Manchester Terrier We are looking to purchase perhaps a Prague Ratter or a Manchester Terrier a dog as our good friend and family member Max ( Border Collie) of 14 years passed on. I’ve been researching info on many breeds and finally I’ve narrowed it down to 2, Prague Ratter and Toy Manchester [...]

All Positive Training is Wrong

– Posted in: Newsletters

This is an radio interview I did in London Ontario on CJBK 1290 offering a counter-perspective regarding all positive all the time dog training and equipment banning etc. Some of you may be aware of recent developments in Toronto and Florida where animal rights agenda is being use to attempt the banning of some dog [...]

Dog Trainer Experience

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
Picking a dog trainer

This article was written after for the umpteenth time I heard a dog trainer marginalize another’s opinion because they had more experience when in fact their “experience” was due to creative accounting. FWIW, in defence of some the less inexperienced trainers, when you’re having a discussion with a dog trainer and the trainer whips out [...]

Getting a Dog

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
Getting a dog

I am considering getting a dog, a Cane Corso. It is just my wife and myself. We own our home, 1 acre of property and are planning on fencing in the back yard. We both work during the day and are home after work and on the weekends. We recently had a English Bulldog who [...]

Spay Neuter Advantages

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
spay neuter advantages

I’m looking for your opinion regarding spay neuter advantages. Including the best age to spay and neuter a large breed dog. (Specifically a Cane Corso). I know that medically, there is little benefit to neutering, but can’t find actual evidence for behavioural benefits. Anecdotally (I work at a vet clinic) I would say there is [...]