Good Dogs! ™

Dog Training is People Training All dogs are GOOD DOGS!  We believe it is people who have to be educated to understand dogs on their terms, to "bring out the good" in each dog so we can live together harmoniously. This show explores all aspects of communication between people and dogs --- whether they are K-9 partners in military work, purpose-bred and trained service dogs, competitors in dog sports, or pets --- from a newly-adopted senior dog or young puppy. Tracie is joined by co-host Carol Borden, a veteran of 60 years training people to train dogs. She is the founder of Guardian Angel Medical Service Dogs, which has trained dogs through her college accredited/VA approved curriculum to work inside the Pentagon and other Department of Defense facilities alongside disabled staff members. Carol has also personally competed in the demanding sport of Schutzhund and has trained ex-military and police K-9 handlers to work at Guardian Angel training service dogs. NOTE: The first 77 GOOD DOGS! shows in the library were co-hosted by Tracie with three veteran trainers --- Gayle Watkins, Lise Pratt and Marcy Burke --- who bred agility performance Golden Retrievers. Guardian Angel Medical Service Dogs (logo)

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How the Bidens Failed Their Dog Major

Good Dogs! (03-17-2021) #6079: Tracie and her cohost, Carol Borden (founder of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs and a veteran dog trainer, particularly of German Shepherds) discuss the various ways the President and his wife, Jill, seemed not to have considered the stress on their dogs of moving into the Whtie House. There were warning signs of tension and reactivity from their younger German Shepherd, Major, but nobody paid attention until they sent him away after he bit a Secret Service agent last week. What could they have done differently? How should they walk it back now to stabilize Major’s temperament? How can we all learn to respect communication from our own dogs before they become labeled as “bad” or a “problem,” when we are the ones who should take responsibility for their wellbeing, emotional as well physical?