"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

"Ask the Dog Guy" with John Wade

Puppy and Obedience Training Without Food or Fear

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Puppy House Training – Ask the Dog Guy’s Cheat Sheat

– Posted in: Behavior Problems, House training, Newsletters

Puppy House Training can be frustrating but it can be done quickly and efficiently with perfect structure. The instructions in this puppy house training program are thorough. They're simple but they're non-negotiable. You have to do everything recommended because they all make a difference and have their purpose. It's worth the effort because this program [...]

Dog Anxiety and Fear of Thunderstorms

– Posted in: Anxiety, Behavior Problems, Columns, Fear, Fireworks, Free and Inexpensive Ask the Dog Guy Puppy and Dog Training Resources, Puppy Stuff, Sounds, Thunder

Thunderstorms can create low to high dog anxiety. There are a variety of different things to try to help reduce thunderstorm related fear. I have a very high quality downloadable soundtrack of thunderstorms that should be used as part of your strategy to desensitize your dog. Initially played at lower levels, gradually increasing in volume can [...]

Thunder Soundtrack

– Posted in: Anxiety, Fear, Free and Inexpensive Ask the Dog Guy Puppy and Dog Training Resources, John Wade's Ask the Dog Guy Socialization Sound Tracks, Puppy Stuff, Socialization, Thunder

There's not much you can do about a dog that is genetically prone to anxiety, but breeders and dog owners can head off the thunderstorm problem by exposing puppies before 12 weeks of age to constant loud overhead sounds. Since it's hard to find a co-operative thunder storm; as a companion to my book "Socializing [...]

Puppy Socialization – What It Is and How to Do It

– Posted in: Anxiety, Free and Inexpensive Ask the Dog Guy Puppy and Dog Training Resources, John Wade's Ask the Dog Guy ebooks, Puppy Stuff, Socialization

This is the period in a dog’s life where what happens or doesn’t happen for better or worse profoundly affects its entire life. In general terms this is the period in a dog’s life beginning approximately at three weeks of age and ending also approximately at twelve weeks of age. A dog’s critical socialization period [...]

House Training Your Dog – 5 Days – Guaranteed

– Posted in: Free and Inexpensive Ask the Dog Guy Puppy and Dog Training Resources, House training, John Wade's Ask the Dog Guy ebooks, Puppy Stuff

A lot of the dog owners I meet have been frustrated not just by their dog's behavior but because the advice they get from various sources is so often is conflicting. Basic dog training is not difficult but it is like paint by number kit. Neither dog training or paint by number requires a high [...]