Who’s in Charge: You or Your Dog?

Good Dogs! (09-11-2017) #6069: Lise from Avidog International discusses “Who’s in charge?” Is your dog running the show –– or do you have some say over the what/when/how? What you do with the tennis ball dropped in your lap determines which of you is in control and making the decisions. Let it be you! MP3 […]

Let Your Dog’s Personality Flourish

Good Dogs! (07-17-2017) #6068: Lise from Avidog International speaks about how to let your dog’s individual personality quirks flourish. What less-than-perfect behavior can you allow? And how to manage behavior that could make other people uncomfortable? Dogs only understand black and white—not gray—so you have to be consistent in what you allow, and when and […]

Challenges of Adolescence in Dogs

Good Dogs! (01-09-2017) #6063: Lise from Avidog International discusses adolescence in dogs. At 18 months the “true dog” emerges and s/he is now becoming the dog s/he is meant to be. Tracie laments the change in her own 18 month old, Wanda and her prey drive towards other dogs. Lise explains that going after something smaller creates a chemical reaction in the brain that is so exciting that the dog can become deaf and dumb to your attempts to your attempts to stop her. The trick is to interrupt it before it is triggered.

Health Benefits of Delayed Spaying

Good Dogs! (12-05-2016) #6062: Lise from Avidog International discusses delaying spaying a female dog (as Tracie has with her young Weimaraner, Wanda) purely for health reasons and the challenges of dealing with a bitch in heat for a novice like Tracie. Buyers of Avidog Golden Retrievers actually have to sign a contract not to spay […]

Reward Dog for Regular Good Behavior

Good Dogs! (05-16-2016) #6052: Lise from Avidog reminds us: Don’t overlook the good stuff your dog does! She discusses the  importance of rewarding a dog for doing nothing (bad). “Good job” when a dog is being quiet. Pick two things you’d love to have as part of your dog’s behavior: catch her doing it and […]

Consistency Crucial for Puppy Training

Good Dogs! (03-21-2016) #6051: Lise talks about “starting off on the right foot” with a puppy or new adopted dog and how every family member has to be on board and consistently communicate what they want from the dog. Her advice to Tracie about managing the overly exuberant greetings she gets from her girls when […]

Good Dogs! #6033 (12-08-2014)

Good Dogs! (12-08-2014) #6033: Marcy from Avidog talks about “heart dogs” and how each of the Avidog Golden Retriever breeder/trainers has had their own once-in-a-lifetime very special dog: Lise with Goose, Gayle with Corey and Marcy herself with Taylor. Marcy explains what dogs teach us and how her dogs have taught her to be in […]

Good Dogs! #6029 (9-08-2014)

Good Dogs! (9-08-2014) #6029: Lise from Avidog discusses how dogs have different inborn individual canine personality traits — like bold, soft and exuberant. MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

Good Dogs! #6028 (8-11-2014): 5 Things a Well-Behaved Dog Must Do

The 5 Things a Well-Behaved Dog Must Do Good Dogs! (8-11-2014) #6028: Lise describes the important things you want a well-behaved dog to be able to do: to come, to keep all four feet on the ground, to walk nicely on a leash, to wait politely for food and be respectful of a human’s space. […]

Good Dogs! #6022 (7-14-2014)

Good Dogs! (7-14-2014) #6022: Lise discusses creating stable puppies by giving them experiences and exposure to build their trust in people as their partners. MP3 Audio [16 MB]DownloadShow URL