'Ask the Dog Guy' with John Wade

Embracing Science and Common Sense

Two Mature Dachshunds Fighting Out of The Blue

– Posted in: Aggression, Dachshund

I have two 7-year-old dachshunds (Max & Louie) that have been together since they were puppies., They are from different litters and different parents. I have never had any problems, they have always gotten along great. Recently, Louie (the normally laid back and submissive one) has begun displaying dominant behavior towards max (the normally outgoing [...]

Pit Bull Extremely Fearful of Thunderstorms and Fireworks

– Posted in: By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear and Anxiety, Fireworks, Newsletters, Pitbull (Pit Bull), Thunder
fear of thunderstorm and fireworks

My 8-year-old pitbull Nala started to become extremely fearful of thunderstorms and fireworks a few years ago. Every summer after the first few storms and fireworks happen she turns into a nervous dog. She doesn’t want to go out past 6 pm. She is constantly looking around “waiting” for something to happen. She starts shaking [...]

DOG TRAINERS! Words Matter – Question The Use of Fur Baby and Pet Parent

– Posted in: Aggression, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Dogs and Children, Newsletters, Towards Children, Trainers and Training
Words Matter

The first few times I heard someone refer to a dog as a ‘fur baby’ or themselves as a ‘pet-parent’ I found myself scrutinizing the person for signs of mental illness. It seemed such an odd thing to say. I then remembered quite a few years earlier, someone sending me a letter, taking me to [...]

Powerful Stud of a Cane Corso Aggressively Protective of His Food and Toys

– Posted in: By Problem, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Mastiff, Molosser, Newsletters, Resource Guarding
Female Cane Corso With a toy

Our Cane Corso (named Tito) is about 14 months, and he is just a very powerful stud of a dog. He is extremely playful and well tempered, he responds to commands extremely well for a 14-month-old ball of muscle with extremely high energy, however, after adding a 2nd into the family pack Tito has become [...]

Best Dog Training – Different (and best) Puppy and Dog Training Methods

– Posted in: About Me, Before You Buy a Puppy – Essential Reading List, Before You Buy a Rescue Dog – Essential Reading List, Buying a Dog, By Breed, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Might is Right Dog Training, My Services, Newsletters, Puppy Stuff, Tips

A Brief Pros & Cons Best Dog Training Guide for Puppy & Dog Owners (Click on the image below or this link to go straight to the free eBook) What is the best dog training method for puppies or older dogs? Finding the best dog training for a dog has become a bit confusing for [...]