Welcome to Avidog!

Changing the future of dogs, one puppy at a time!

Today’s dogs and dog lovers face many challenges—

  • too many dogs with fearful, obsessive and aggressive temperaments,
  • increasing numbers of systemic and genetic canine diseases, including rising cancer rates,
  • diminishing access for dogs to public places and rising home-owner insurance rates due to the perceived dog-bite epidemic,
  • growing legislative control on dogs and dog breeding at all levels from local to federal, and tragically,
  • the euthanasia of millions of dogs in animal shelters each year that are unable to find or keep loving homes

We approach these problems by making BETTER rather than FEWER dogs for dog lovers.  We know these issues can be resolved through cutting-edge breeding and puppy-raising practices that emphasize the lifetime influence of a dog’s first year of life.  By providing dog breeders and puppy owners with the tools they need to optimize their dogs’ puppyhoods, we are improving the QUALITY rather than reducing the QUANTITY of dogs.  

If your goal, like ours, is to ensure that all dogs thrive in loving homes, welcome to Avidog International, your online home for all things involved in raising puppies to be great dogs!

We are Gayle Watkins, Lise Pratt and Marcy Burke and together we have spent our adult lives developing ways to raise great dogs. Through Avidog, we bring you the latest methods of puppy rearing and training so that your dogs will be as healthy, stable and well behaved as their genetics will allow.  Keep reading to see which of our products, courses and resources can enable you to join us in our mission.


Dog Breeders!

If you are a dog breeder, our courses, products and seminars help you raise fabulous puppies.

Online Puppy Training CoursesWhether you breed pet, competition, sport, working or service dogs, we have something to offer you.

As scientists and dog breeders, we bring decades of experience together with both cutting-edge and classic research to create systems that bring out the best in every puppy.

We have experience working with breeders of dogs of all sizes, shapes, breeds and backgrounds.

Join us in using science, art and experience to make your future generations of dogs the best yet!


Puppy Owners!

If you are a puppy owner, we offer online training courses and coaching that will ensure your puppy becomes the dog of your dreams.

Online Dog Training

Wait a minute, online dog training courses? That can’t work! Well, it does!

With over 50 years’ combined experience in teaching puppy owners, we know how to help you teach your puppy everything from housebreaking and house manners to outdoor obedience, like coming when called and walking on leash. And you can learn all of this from the comfort of your own home!

Through ebooks, videos, emails and regular phone consultations, we help you tailor your puppy’s training to your individual needs.

Whether you just got your first puppy, are a seasoned dog owner or are branching into dog sports, our Puppy College has something for you.


Shelters and Rescue Groups!

If you work or volunteer for a recognized shelter or rescue group, our courses, products and seminars can help you raise homeless puppies to be the best they can be.

Online Puppy Training Courses
We believe all puppies deserve to thrive! We’d love to give your organization the tools to make that happen for your puppies.

We can help you adapt cutting-edge puppy-rearing methods to institutional settings and foster homes so your puppies are started on potty training, coming when called, bite inhibition and the all-important socialization before being matched to their new homes.  Once placed, we can also assist the adoptive families in continuing to raise and train their puppies to be healthy, stable companions.

Contact us to find out more about how we can partner with you to make a difference in the lives of your organization’s puppies!


Get Started With Avidog Today

Online Courses, Products, or Coaching

Our simple and practical tips will help you rear your litter and raise your puppy to be as physically healthy, mentally stable and well behaved as possible. Create the extraordinary dog you have always wanted! We have successfully worked with puppies of all types, backgrounds and breeds and look forward to working with yours.

Be sure to download our FREE ebook, “97 Ways to Create Great Puppies!” and you’ll be on your way to making a difference in your puppy’s life!