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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The Puppy Series #4 Teach the All-Important “Leave it” Command

Good Dogs! (11-03-2021) #6095: Teaching your puppy (or any dog who enters your family) the command to either let go of something he has put in his mouth or not pick it up in the first place. But never do this with something that “belongs” to the puppy, like toys or bones, and certainly not with treats (a common training mistake). That will just send a confusing mixed message. Teaching “watch me” is an important part of learning how to “leave it.”