Issue # 4 (June 2022)
Made Me Chuckle
Maybe the sign-maker charged extra for punctuation?
Dear Ask The Dog Guy (YouTube Channel/Pawdcast)
A Dachshund's Hormones Are Blamed For His Aggressive Behavior
Dear John (Ask The Dog Guy)
I had Walter at a daycare where he had no problems with other dogs when he was around 5-6 months. The daycare wasn’t available anymore so we tried him in for a new one. He had a ten-minute trial at the daycare with one dog and everything went fine.
But on the day he went for real I had to go pick him up as he was being dominant/aggressive with the female dogs. This absolutely shocked me as he’s been to many Dachshund meetups, and is a friendly little guy who’s normally great and plays well with other dogs.
They recommended neutering at the daycare and that it was most likely hormonal aggression and they recommended a behaviorist . . . Watch The Video
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Pill Proofing Your Dog
If your dog has been trained with treats and has become so ‘treat’-centric that a dropped morsel is never long for this world, it might be worth considering what the outcome might be if what is dropped is medication. This might be a worthwhile training exercise for your dog trainers to teach you how to do. Watch The Video
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John ‘Ask The Dog Guy’ Wade
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