"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

Resource Guarding Jack Russell Terrier

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns
resource guarding jack russell terrier

Dear John, About 5 months ago, my family adopted a 1 ½ year old neutered jack Russell/poodle mix (we think!) named Jack from the SPCA. He has proven to be a challenge, but until recently we have not had any issues that aren’t fixable through simple training. On thanksgiving day, Jack somehow got a hold [...]

Aggressive Labrador Retriever

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns
Aggressive Labrador Retriever

Hi John, I have 3 dogs; a 7 year old Blue Heeler X female, a 6 year old PomChiand an aggressive Labrador Retriever that is 5.5 years old and female. 3 years ago the lab bit me in the face. She did growl to warn me, unfortunately I didn’t perceive it as a warning since [...]

Adding a Second Dog

– Posted in: Columns
Golden Retriever Adult and Puppy

Hello John We have a 4 year old golden retriever (neutured)  who is very well behaved and the love of our life.  My husband and I were thinking of adding a second dog by getting another golden (female) pup but were wondering if this will interfere with the great relationship we have with the 4 [...]

Neighbour’s Barking Dog

– Posted in: Columns
Sonic egg for barking

Hello John, New neighbors put their border collie puppy out in the yard every morning for a half hour barking session. Is there some way to get him to stop? He is uncontrolled on leash too, pulling the owner around who is trying to also manage another dog, so I’m not confident she has the [...]

Marking Dog (Pug)

– Posted in: Columns, Newsletters
dog marking

Hi John, I have a pug that is lifting his leg in front of us and peeing in the house which has now caused our other two dogs to do the same. They are put outside plenty throughout the day but still continue to pee in the house. Now our pug has resorted to peeing [...]

Aggressive Shih Tzu

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns
Shih Tzu

Dear John, We have an aggressive Shih Tzu terrier mix which we have had for a couple of months. The people who gave him up said he was male aggressive and had bit her25 yr old son. To us he was sweet and he came right up to my husband and jumped on his lap. [...]

Neighbours Dog Barking

– Posted in: Columns
barking border collie

Hello John, New neighbors put their border collie puppy out in the yard every morning for a half hour barking session. Is there some way to get him to stop barking? He is uncontrolled on leash too, pulling the owner around who is trying to also manage a Pyreneese (? – big white dog), so [...]

Food Aggression Golden Retriever

– Posted in: Aggression, Columns
Golden Retriever Food Aggression

Hi John, I have a concern regarding my 7 year old golden retriever/chow mix. Recently we have taken Fret from my father inlaw because he can no longer walk him. My problem is that Fret is aggressive when it comes to his food bowl. It is the only thing that seems to bother him. He [...]