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)

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Carol Borden


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Is Manhandling Part of Police Dog Training?

Good Dogs! (05-12-2021) #6083: This continues the conversation about the South Carolina cop who manhandled his K-9 partner when he thought no one was looking — but it was caught on video. This show is from a discussion I originally had on DOG TALK(r) with Carol Borden, who raises and trains German Shepherd working dogs and has a lifetime of experience communicating with dogs who have serious jobs to do. She was well aware of the travesty of this [now former] cop’s behavior and discusses the ways in which it was wrong. I think it’s important as a society that we all pay attention to abuse wherever we see it occur — of women, children, people of a different race from ours, and of animals — because the abusive behavior all comes from a place of violent entitlement.