The “Screw Up Cookie” & other Dog Training Tips

Good Dogs! (09-05-2016) #6056: Want to know what a “screw up cookie” is?! Hear that and more of Gayle Watkins’ training tips from Avidog International. Myth-busting: you do NOT have to end training on a positive note (keep it short & sweet). Make it FUN! MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL

Opening Your Heart to a New Dog After Losing One

Opening Your Heart to a New Dog After Losing One Last week I wrote about putting to sleep my very lame old girl, Jazzy, and I was deeply touched by how many people expressed their condolences. I was moved by the many people who shared their own stories of heartache in making that loving decision […]

Raising A Great Puppy, Part 2: 6 To 14 Months: Puberty And Adolescence

(Did you miss Part 1? Raising a Puppy) SIX TO FOURTEEN MONTHS: PUBERTY AND ADOLESCENCE Hormonal changes take place in both the male and female during this time that are similar to the changes that human beings go through during puberty. The surge of hormones can be as dramatic for some dogs as it is […]

Picking a Puppy, Part 5: Socialization with People, Littermates

Did you miss the previous installments? Picking a Puppy, Part 1: Timing & Picking a Puppy, Part 2: Meet the Parents, Boy or Girl Picking a Puppy, Part 2: Meet the Parents, Boy or Girl Picking a Puppy, Part 3: Personality Testing Picking a Puppy, Part 4: Buying Long Distance, Socialization SOCIALIZATION TO PEOPLE (FIVE […]