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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!


Pigeon Rescue

injured pigeon rescue

PIGEON RESCUE Kompis & I came across an injured pigeon the other day.   It was using its wings to slide around, and it was completely alert.  I felt so bad for it!     After getting off of the street and safely in a mini fort, I

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crates as safe havens for dogs

CRATES AS A SAFE HAVEN FOR DOGS Poor Maggie spent most of her life in a cage in Taiwan. Her new mom writes: “Maggie is a 7? year old Golden Retriever that we rescued from Taiwan in May 2014. She spent her life in China in a

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No Means NO

no means no

NO MEANS NO! There are some misguided people and trainers out there who think you should not train your dog to understand the word “no”.   To me, that is exactly the same as saying you should not teach your child the word “no”.   For example, if

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July 2016 News & Tips

July 2016 News & Tips from The Pooch Coach.
July Tips – Things to Fear!

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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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