Good Dogs! ™

Empowering breeders and owners to raise stable, healthy, well-mannered puppies that enrich people’s lives. Do you wish your dog was better behaved? This show will help you give the right beginning to a young dog and improve an older dog's behavior, too — featuring the wisdom of three veteran trainers, Gayle Watkins, Lise Pratt and Marcy Burke — who will take turns co-hosting. They have also spent decades breeding and competing healthy performance Golden Retrievers — and created Avidog, a system to help breeders and new puppy owners raise well-behaved companions.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Gayle Watkins, Lise Pratt, Marcy Burke


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Health Benefits of Delayed Spaying

Good Dogs! (02-22-2016) #6049: Tracie wants information about how to recognize and manage her young Wanda’s first heat (Tracie’s first female dog that she is choosing not to spay at 6 months). Dr. Gayle Watkins from Avidog International explains that for a small dog her first heat will be around 6 months, for medium dogs it is usually 8 months, and it’s 10 months or older for large and extra-large females. She and Tracie discuss how delaying spaying female dogs has scientifically proven health benefits for emotional and physical development and protective benefits against cancer. Gayle recommends the Orvis waterproof bedspread for times like this!