Let Your Dog’s Personality Flourish

Good Dogs! (07-17-2017) #6068: Lise from Avidog International speaks about how to let your dog’s individual personality quirks flourish. What less-than-perfect behavior can you allow? And how to manage behavior that could make other people uncomfortable? Dogs only understand black and white—not gray—so you have to be consistent in what you allow, and when and […]

Praise Not Punish: The Basic Winning Philosophy for Dog Training

PRAISE NOT PUNISH The Basic Winning Philosophy for Dog Training Accentuate the Positive Training a dog is pretty simple, once you grasp the basic concepts and are consistent in applying them. What scientists, trainers and teachers have discovered is that all creatures — including humans, dolphins or dogs — learn from positive reinforcement, not from […]

Consistency Crucial for Puppy Training

Good Dogs! (03-21-2016) #6051: Lise talks about “starting off on the right foot” with a puppy or new adopted dog and how every family member has to be on board and consistently communicate what they want from the dog. Her advice to Tracie about managing the overly exuberant greetings she gets from her girls when […]

Things To Do While Getting To Know Your Puppy

Don’t start off the relationship by being tough and critical. Harsh discipline has no place here; you’re a teacher, not a cop. The pup has to feel he is a member of the family. Affection first, rules later. Establish a loving bond, and trust will come from the sense of security he gets. Sound Levels […]