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Good Dogs! ™
20 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
What’s Your Dog’s Personality?
Julie Forbes (Puppyhood with Julie Forbes) on figuring out a puppy's individuality, which influences how to interact and teach them effectively
15 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
Are You Driving Safely with Your dog? Probably Not!
Tracie and Carol Borden talk about the ways people disregard common sense and safety when traveling with dogs in their cars
17 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Do We Expect Dogs to Forget They are Dogs?
The moral quandary of wanting "good dogs" yet disregarding their essential dogness in molding responsive, obedient companions
18 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Dog Aggression Against People
Good Dogs! (12-01-2021) #6097: Tracie talks to Elaine Berg, the founder of Golden Rule Dog Training, who specializes in aggressive dog behavior. Elaine discusses the what/why/how of dogs who show aggression toward people --- what it is, why it happens, how to handle it. She and Tracie also discuss dog aggression towards wildlife and how to avoid and manage those situations.
16 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
The Puppy Series #5: Puppy Nipping is Actually Biting!
Carol Borden and Tracie discuss why puppies nip or bite and how to steer them away from this unwanted behavior, and how to raise well-adjusted enjoyable puppy
15 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
The Puppy Series #4 Teach the All-Important “Leave it” Command
Carol Borden on teaching your puppy command to either let go of something he has put in his mouth or not pick it up in the first place
11 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
The Puppy Series #3 “No Jumping Up – Keep Four on the Floor”
Carol Borden on how to manage a puppy's (or any age dog's) enthusiasm when the doorbell rings or people visit to prevent jumping
19 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Totes Umbrella Trick for Defense Against Aggressive Dogs
Good Dogs! (10-06-2021) #6093: Guest co-host Elaine Berg of Golden Rule Dog Training in Evergreen, Colorado, specializes in working with aggressive dogs. She returns to talk about what to do if an aggressive dog comes at you and your dog. She recommends having a small portable umbrella (Totes or any brand) along with your poop bags and leash and describes how to use it to protect yourself and your pooch.
17 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
What Does “Aggressive Dog” Really Mean?
Elaine Berg (Golden Rule Dog Training) on how we misunderstand aggression in managing a dog's behavior
13 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
The Puppy Series, #2 Leash/Harness Walking
Carol Borden on teaching puppies how to walk properly with and without a leash or harness
12 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
The Puppy Series, #1 Crate Training
Tracie and Carol discuss why a crate is essential for house training
28 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Got a Puppy? Good for you! But Where Did He Come From?
Carol and Tracie bemoan the problem of people showing little regard for the origin of their puppy when they decide to get one, enabling irresponsible breeders and "dog farming."
17 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
The National Vetty Award for Suicide Prevention
Good Dogs! (07-21-2021) #6089: Carol Borden\'s Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs received an enormous honor in being chosen from among numerous nonprofit organziations serving veterans (and not just animal-related services) for their succesful work in suicide prevention. Tracie and Carol talk about how dogs are trained to interrupt a mental/emotional down spiral in their person. They also talk about the definition of a true service dog, and the problem with general misunderstandings of how highly trained these dogs are in their work with their disabled person.
21 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Your Dog’s Genes Really Matter
Carol discusses the importance of genetics on any dog's behavior and personality, and how she breeds German Shepherds to be service animals
17 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Are ESAs Legitimate Service Dogs?
Carol explains the laws and ethics of what constitutes a true service dog, compared to emotional support animals and therapy dogs
17 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Training Diabetic & Seizure Alert Dogs
Answering questions about when and how to train diabetic and seizure alert dogs
15 minutes | May 26, 2021
Carol and Tracie discuss "proper play" with a dog, how it's not okay to bat a dog around the head, the right way to play tug of war, and physically unsafe games
17 minutes | May 12, 2021
Is Manhandling Part of Police Dog Training?
Continuing conversation about South Carolina cop who manhandled his K-9 partner when he thought no one was looking, and paying attention to abuse wherever it occurs
17 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
The K-9 Cop Who Choked His Own Canine Partner
Part 1 of 2: Aimee Sadler discusses with Tracie the shocking "training event" in which a police K-9 officer assaults his own K-9 partner
18 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Why Did the President’s Dog Bite Again?
Carol Borden discuss the terrible decision-making that happened after the Biden's younger German Shepherd, Major, bit a Secret Service agent.
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