San Francisco Dog Trainer & Dog Behaviorist

Phone: (415) 643-3333
Email: info@poochcoach.com

Archive for the General Dog Tips Category

Help for Blind Dogs

help for blind dogs

HELP FOR BLIND DOGS Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs offers help for blind dogs.   They sent us one of their devices to try out with Kompis, whose cataracts have gotten progressively worse over the last few months, and now she’s almost completely blind.   Between her blindness &

Read more

PLAYING TUG OF WAR WITH YOUR DOG

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

Read more

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

Read more

IS YOUR CHILD READY TO BE A PARENT?

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

Read more

Can You Touch Your Dog?

can you touch your dog

CAN YOU TOUCH YOUR DOG?   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 nature), we need our dogs to be OK with being touched

Read more

Relaxing Rex Dog Massage

Relaxing Rex Canine Massage

RELAXING REX DOG MASSAGE   Kompis has been a bit stiff lately.  She sometimes has trouble getting up, walks slowly uphill on some days, and has trouble going up stairs.  I decided it was time to get her some bodywork.   At first she was skeptical.  She’s had

Read more

Too Much Dog

too much dog. when a dog is too big to handle

TOO MUCH DOG Sometimes people get dogs who turn out to be too much dog to handle… especially when they are large, strong breeds.   Sadly, Capone is one of these dogs. At a about 1 year old and over 100lbs, his human father had surgery and could

Read more

Dog Temperament Evaluation

Dog Temperament Evaluations

DOG TEMPERAMENT EVALUATION   The 4 most common reasons The Pooch Coach is asked to perform a Dog Temperament Evaluation are:   1. Shelter dog about to be put down – can the rescue group save him and safely place him into a foster home?   2.

Read more

Medicating Dogs

Medicating dogs. Formosan Mountain Dog

MEDICATING DOGS Amelia looks to be another Formosan Mountain Dog.  As is typical with the breed, she is a mix of anxious, shy and aggressive. She was recently rescued at 3 years old from a home where she had been on Prozac, but continued getting more aggressive,

Read more

Pit Bulls Bad Rap

pit bulls bad rap

PIT BULLS BAD RAP Pits bulls bad rap is only fairly recent.  Some people believe they are all dangerous and aggressive. But it’s really their owners that are misbehaved! Pits can be as sweet as any other breed. Did you know Petey the dog from the Little Rascals

Read more
Page 1 of 1012345...10...Last »

Address

San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-643-3333
Email: info@poochcoach.com

Voted "Best Private Dog Trainer" in the entire San Francisco Bay Area! Three Times!

SF Chronicle

and