Trainers and Training

Fur Baby and Pet Parents

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Dogs and Children, Newsletters, Trainers and Training
fur baby

This column is a response to a comment made on one of my other columns where I was taken to task for what was described as “The contempt you seemingly have for the “fur baby” type is offensive.” You can find the column and the comment here – http://www.askthedogguy.com/second_dog_good_idea_or_not/. I don’t think you need to read [...]

Breed Banning – Should Rottweilers, Not Just Pit Bulls Be Banned?

– Posted in: Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Newsletters, Rottweiler, Trainers and Training
breed banning

I recently read an article by Beth Clifton in Animals 24-7 titled “The Rottweilers In My Life” in which she reflects on her experiences with the four Rottweilers she has either owned or lived with and concludes that “keeping a Rottweiler is not worth the risk, trials, and tribulations that come with the dog” and [...]

All Positive Training is Wrong

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Newsletters, Trainers and Training

This is an radio interview I did in London Ontario on CJBK 1290 offering a counter-perspective regarding ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ all the time dog training and equipment banning etc. Some of you may be aware of recent developments in Toronto and Florida where animal rights agenda is being use to attempt the banning of some dog [...]

Dog Trainer Experience

– Posted in: Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Newsletters, Trainers and Training
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 [...]

2 Finger Rule for Dog Collars

– Posted in: Companion Dog Training, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, John Wade’s Ask the Dog Guy – Wadecollar, Newsletters, Trainers and Training
2 finger rule

2 Finger Rule – Fact or Fiction Dear John, I have the Wade Collar which my dog trainer, Nancy Johansen, gave us when she helped us with our dog.  We have a 1 year 10 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier.  As I’m sure you know, he is quite the little puller on the leash.  We [...]

Animal Rights Facebook Craziness

– Posted in: Newsletters, Puppy and Dog Humor, Trainers and Training

A dog trainer named Brandon Steen (The Dog Squad Dog Training) posted the inset picture on his facebook page. It’s him horsing around with his own dog. Facebook sent him a message: “Your Photo was reported for containing graphic violence.” I’ve posted this picture on my Facebook Page. Hopefully a “friend” someone will come to my [...]

Are Dogs or Dog Trainers Getting Dumber? All Positive Vs Discipline

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Newsletters, Trainers and Training

Is ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ Dog Training Catching Up to Us? If you’ve taken your dog for training and are still scratching your head as to why your dog still won’t stay, come or heel you might find this interesting. Was it ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ dog training? I was privy to a dialogue between dog trainers where one [...]

Quadrant Quackery

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Trainers and Training

Hi John, We are the owners of a 17 month old male Golden Retriever, Snatch. This past June, we decided to take Snatch to a local trainer who uses clicker training. He did well with the basics-sit,stay,crate etc. Things have changed. Sometimes he will listen most of the time, he won’t. He has always been [...]