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Welcome to our Dog Blog with Free Tips!The Pooch Coach Daily Dog Blog with Daily Tips

Free dog training tips & other useful & interesting advice with cute dog pics every week.  Learn about all topics dog related, from training and behavior advice to fun facts about dogs.  The Pooch Coach also shares her clients’ stories with you, which she hopes will inspire you to work with your dog to help them become the best dog they can be.


Never give up hope!  Whether it’s a slight inconvenience or annoyance, or a scary, huge issue, you can always get help for your pup.  Check out some of the great success stories, get some tips, and then give us a call if you’d like to join the pack!


If there are any topics you’d like to know more about, let us know!   We’re always looking for great ideas to add to our Dog Blog with Daily Tips!


Helping Dogs with Fear of Fireworks

Helping Dogs with Fear of Fireworks

HELPING DOGS WITH FEAR OF FIREWORKS   Are you dreading the 4th of July because you’re worried that your dog will be freaked out by fireworks? Here are some tips for helping dogs with fear of fireworks (or any other “scary” or loud noises).   1. A tired dog

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The Danger of Foxtails for Dogs

the dangers of foxtails for dogs

THE DANGER OF FOXTAILS FOR DOGS They can be deadly.   Kompis was rubbing at her eye after being outside at dog parks all day for a TV shoot.  I looked at it, and it was all red inside: Kompis was mostly acting like it itched, so

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June 2016 News & Tips

stop dog barking at door

June 2016 News & Tips from The Pooch Coach.

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PLAYING TUG OF WAR WITH YOUR DOG   Let’s put the myth to bed that tug of war is bad. It is not true that playing tug of war with your dog will teach your dog to be dominant.  It’s PLAY!  Have fun!   As long as your

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May 2016 News & Tips

choosing the best pet emergency hospital

May 2016 News & Tips from The Pooch Coach. May 2016 News & Tips from The Pooch Coach. More on: When Your Dog is Sick. Emergency Rooms – how to choose the best option for your sick pet.

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Choosing the best pet emergency hospital

Choosing the best pet emergency hospital

CHOOSING THE BEST PET EMERGENCY HOSPITAL Almost everyone with a pet is going to have at least one Emergency Vet visit during their pet’s life. It’s a time when you’re minimally very stressed and, more likely, you’re panicked.  You’re not going to be thinking your clearest, and

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Why are dalmatians fire dogs?

Why Dalmatians are fire dogs

WHY ARE DALMATIANS FIRE DOGS? Dalmatians are perhaps best known for their role as fire-fighting apparatus escorts and firehouse mascots. Since Dalmatians and horses are very compatible, the dogs were easily trained to run in front of the carriages to help clear a path and quickly guide

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is your child ready to be a parent?

IS YOUR CHILD READY TO BE A PARENT? Lily is a rare sad story. She’s a young boxer who is very timid and fearful.   A father had allowed his daughter to get a dog when she was just out of college and she had not taken

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Can You Touch Your Dog?

can you touch your dog

CAN YOU TOUCH YOUR DOG?   Can you – and everyone else – touch your dog everywhere? Is your dog OK with having his paws touched? His ears? Tail? How about opening his mouth? Although none of these things are natural for him (they don’t happen in

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getting dog over fear of objects

GETTING DOGS OVER FEAR OF OBJECTS Casey is a timid pup. He is actually afraid of his dad and human brother! But we’re going to work on that and get him to love all of his new family members. I always like to find out other fears

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