"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

How to Help a Fearful Dog Get Better

– Posted in: Fear and Anxiety
fearful dog

There is Help for a Fearful Dog I have a fearful dog. She is a one-year-old female Chihuahua who has always been fearful since we got her at 12 weeks. She has never been comfortable with my husband picking her up and only seems happy when my 13-year-old daughter comes home from school. She will [...]

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

– Posted in: Aggression, All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Columns, Mastiff, Molosser, 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

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, [...]

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, Mastiff, Molosser, 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 [...]