Introducing a Puppy to Other Dogs, Cats

Good Dogs! (12-18-2017) #6074: Marcy from Avidog International talks about the art of introducing a puppy to other dogs — as well as to other animals, including cats? MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL

Finding a Reputable Breeder of Purebred Puppies

Good Dogs! (04-24-2017) #6066: Marcy from Avidog International talks about how to find a reputable breeder if you’re looking for a purebred puppy. Her tips include: find that breed’s national club of America which will list known strengths and weaknesses of that breed, along with a health link on that site. Talk to a breeder […]

The Challenge of Training Small Dogs

Good Dogs! (10-31-2016) #6060: The challenges of training small dogs! Marcy from Avidog International says to make training the “wee ones” a game! It needs to be fun for both of you — and should include a mountain of very small delicious treats to reinforce commands — especially the basic “Come!” command. MP3 Audio [12 […]

Why People Shouldn’t Treat Small Dogs Like Babies

Good Dogs! (10-10-2016) #6061: Marcy from Avidog asks: Should people treat and view their small dogs as canines —– or babies? Because they are “babies” with teeth! If you keep holding that little dog in your arms instead of letting her be a dog, you are setting her up to bite. MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow […]

Be Prepared When Adding Another Dog

Good Dogs! (07-11-2016) #6054: Marcy discusses re-homing issues and how it affects resident pets. Bringing in another dog always influences the harmony of the household — assume the worst can happen and if it does, be prepared to let go of that new potential canine family member because the welfare of your existing pets come […]

Essentials for Well-Mannered Dog

Good Dogs! (01-25-2016) #6046: Marcy discusses greetings — and keeping them civilized. You have to discover the reinforcement that works for that individual dog. Essentials for a well-mannered dog are a reliable recall and a solid “Sit-stay” — which can be taught (and your dog’s success measured) by the concept of “3 D” — duration, […]

SRMA: Steroid Responsive Meningitis

Good Dogs! (12-21-2015) #6045: Golden Retriever breeder Marcy from Avidog talks about the rare disease SRMA — steroid responsive meningitis — that has affected one of the Avidog young Goldens. Tracie is relieved to learn that Gayle Watkins has the same good health insurance she does, Healthy Paws, which is covering the bills. MP3 Audio […]

Treating Extreme Separation Anxiety

Good Dogs! (08-03-2015) #6044: You think your dog has separation anxiety issues?! What if you had three dogs going berserk when you left the house — even if only to take out the garbage? Marcy of Avidog comes to the rescue to suggest how Jessica can begin to turn down the emotional volume with her […]

Curbing Unwanted Dog Behavior

Good Dogs! (07-13-2015) #6041: Avidog’s Marcy gives advice to Erik, who wrote in about being “trapped in his house” because his dog won’t come in from the yard so he can go to work! Tracie asks for a solution to her dog Maisie’s proclivity for crotch-sniffing and goosing from behind. Marcy describes what can provoke […]

Provoking a Dog Bite

Good Dogs! (06-15-2015) #6040: Marcy from Avidog discusses the video going around the internet that shows Cesar Millan’s provocation of a bite from a Labrador who was trying to eat in peace — and what’s fundamentally wrong with this kind of no-win set up for a dog. Tracie asks about the old school idea temperament/personality […]