Your dog doesn't need an Advanced Agility title or a Pet Therapy certification to be special, any more than a child needs to be a concert pianist or star athlete to earn their parent’s respect and adoration. The "Good Enough Dog", like a "Good Enough Child", makes every day a pleasure.
But how do you get there?
For starters, be a "Good Enough Parent". Someone who teaches your dog words and habits so she knows how to act in all situations. A "Good Enough Dog" knows to keep four paws on the ground, bark only long enough to alert her family and put her parents’ voice above all other distractions. She doesn’t pull on the leash, comes when called & sits down for greetings.
So, where do you find a "Good Enough Dog"? She’s right at the end of your leash. You just need to encourage her consistently with love, patience, and reinforcement. With simple words and clear direction, your dog will soon be "Good Enough". And a "Good Enough Dog" is great!