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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Hugging A Dog? Fine, with Care

Good Dogs! (06-21-2016) #6057: Naturalist and professor Marc Bekoff is world-renowned for his studies of wolves, coyotes and dogs.  He wanted to disagree with the recent Good Dogs! show cautioning against “dog hugging” because he believes each dog should be viewed as an individual with likes and dislikes that may also change. He shares his “pro-hugging” article “Hugging a Dog Is Just Fine When Done With Great Care.” (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201604/hugging-dog-is-just-fine-when-done-great-care)