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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How to Reward Dog’s Good Behavior

Good Dogs! (11-30-2015) #6048: Rewards! Lise from Avidog explains how you must have something that your dog specifically loves as “payment” for behavior he has offered to you. A dog needs to wonder when the reward is coming and anticipation is what drives the behavior — the reward needs to be random, like a slot machine, to get the best results.