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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.

Good Dogs! ‪™‬ Tracie Hotchner

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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.

    Are You Driving Safely with Your dog? Probably Not!

    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

    Do We Expect Dogs to Forget They are Dogs?

    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

    Dog Aggression Against People

    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.

    The Puppy Series #5: Puppy Nipping is Actually Biting!

    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

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

    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

    The Puppy Series #3 “No Jumping Up – Keep Four on the Floor”

    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

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