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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Essentials for Well-Mannered Dog

Good Dogs! (01-25-2016) #6046: Marcy discusses greetings — and keeping them civilized. You have to discover the reinforcement that works for that individual dog. Essentials for a well-mannered dog are a reliable recall and a solid “Sit-stay” — which can be taught (and your dog’s success measured) by the concept of “3 D” — duration, distance, distraction — in having your dog hold a “stay.”