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I (John Wade - aka 'Ask The Dog Guy') have been training, writing, and creating seminars for companion puppy and dog owners, dog trainers, veterinarians, vet techs, and rescues for over 30 years - full time. The 'Ask The Dog Guy' website was originally a vehicle to feature the columns for my nationally syndicated newspaper column 'Ask The Dog Guy.' It served then as it does now as a free resource for companion dog owners to acquire scientifically valid, common-sense information about companion dog behavior. It serves to counter-balance what is almost exclusively otherwise available - pseudo-science.
As many of the Q&A articles and videos on www.askthedoguy.com indicate, companion dog training has been driven not by legitimate science or common sense.
Instead, companion puppy and dog training has been driven by an army of amateur dog trainers that seemingly watched the movie the Lady and The Tramp, mistook it for a dog behavior documentary, bought a bag of treats. Discovering they could get some dogs to work for a treat, in much the same way a heroin dealer can manipulate the behavior of a jonesing heroin addict, they decided that was dog training, and they were a dog trainer.
The reality is that companion dog owners don't need to learn to train to teach tricks; they need to learn how to train to teach life-skills for the real world. As educational article after educational article on Ask The Dog Guy shows, the approaches are very different.