"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

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Donating To A Rescue? BE VERY CAREFUL

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Columns, Newsletters, Rescue Mills, Rescues
donating to a rescue

I just read an article about an animal rescue that is including in its mandate the promotion of veganism that reminded me how important it is to be very careful when donating to a rescue. From what I can tell, the vegan agenda wasn’t for the animals (thank goodness – I’ve seen that before) but [...]

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 [...]

Fur Baby and Pet Parents

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Columns, Newsletters
fur baby

This column is a response to a comment made on one of my other columns where I was taken to task for what was described as “The contempt you seemingly have for the “fur baby” type is offensive.” You can find the column and the comment here – http://www.askthedogguy.com/second_dog_good_idea_or_not/. I don’t think you need to read [...]

Beware of Rescue Mills More Than Dogs

– Posted in: Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Rescue Mills
Beware of Rescue Mills www.askthedogguy.com

I just received a letter from an unfortunate 70-year-old man who was sold by a “rescue” an alleged Belgian Malinois with known aggression issues. We had talked last week about working together on those aggression issues. He informed me of what he described as, and what I’m sure was ‘the painful decision’ to return the [...]

Would You Listen To A Companion Dog Behaviour Podcast?

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
Ask the Dog Guy Dog Trainer and Companion Dog Owner Pawdcasts - Podcasts

If so, I would love to get your input. The purpose of this proposed dog behavior podcast is to provide dog lovers of all sorts of thoughtful information about companion dog behaviour. The content planned for this podcast with address various aspects of dog behavior. Guests with practical expertise in various approaches to modifying behaviour will [...]