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Dog Blog with Free Tips

Welcome to our Dog Blog with Free Tips!

dog blog with free tips
Welcome to our award winning Dog Blog with Free Tips on training and 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 blog!


In August of 2016, Thoroughly Reviewed named The Pooch Coach Dog Blog with Free Tips one of the top 50 dog blogs in the world!  In September of 2016, Feedspot awarded us as one of the “top 100 dog blogs on the planet”!


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Dog Blog with Free Tips

November 2015 News & Tips

Teach your dog to Heel
November News & Tips Hello!  Welcome to our November Newsletter  We hope you enjoy it. SFDC Meetups are more popular than ever! People are really enjoying this easy and fun way to learn and practice training tips, meet other dog owners, and have a great time playing with their dogs. OurRead more

Human Leash Pulling

Free dog training tips from SF Dog Trainer

HUMAN LEASH PULLING Roscoe is a rare Pit-Lap-Dog.  What a lover, huh? One of the things we covered in this lesson was one of the most common issues & mistakes I deal with: leash pulling.  But not about the dog pulling – about the human pulling!   I

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Dog Halloween Costumes

Dog Halloween Costumes Jack London Square Boo, Bark, Brews & Bites

DOG HALLOWEEN COSTUMES The Halloween event at Jack London Square was fabulous!  Amazing costumes and tons of fun activities.   Check out the highlights here.  More great photos to come from Pipi at Soulful Pet Photography.  We took pics over 100 dogs today!          

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Getting a New Dog

Getting a new dog

GETTING A NEW DOG Picking out a dog is not like choosing furniture. You can’t go on looks alone. And you don’t really want to just take a chance with something you find on the street.   You need to make sure a dog’s personality & energy matches yours. You

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Coming when called

dog coming when called

COMING WHEN CALLED   Lucy is a 3-year-old Chihuahua who was adopted 2 years ago.  Her dads won The Pooch Coach free training session silent auction prize at PAWS’ wonderful Petchitecture  event earlier this year.   They chose to focus on brushing up on her recall, since she sometimes doesn’t

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Dog Friendly Travel – Sonoma Wine Country Part 1

wine barrel dog bed - dog friendly travel

DOG FRIENDLY TRAVEL – SONOMA WINE COUNTRY PART 1   Kompis & I hit the road last month and tried out some new and some familiar wineries.  We made sure and grabbed a pic from each one to show you how fun they were for both us humans

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Dogs can jump!

Dogs can jump - How to stop them!

DOGS CAN JUMP! Lucy makes her mom laugh.  But she also frustrates her at times because she jumps up on everyone to say hello. She muddies people at the dog park and even scares some people who are not so dog friendly.   I always say that having

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Dogs & Baseball

Dogs & Baseball

DOGS & BASEBALL Well, the season might be over for the SF Giants this year (Go Mets!). But here are some great pics & memories of dogs & baseball from Dog Days at the Park earlier this year. Enjoy!    

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Levels of Dog Training

levels of dog training

LEVELS OF DOG TRAINING   Malakai is starting to catch on to basic commands, and now his mom needs to take him outside to get to the next level.   So, also following up from yesterday’s post… How do we get our dogs to listen to us all

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Controlling prey drive in dogs

Prey drive in dogs

CONTROLLING PREY DRIVE IN DOGS Does your dog chase birds, dig for gophers or try to catch the neighborhood cat?  Many people are of the mistaken belief that dogs cannot control their prey drive.   But they can.   You just need to get past basic training

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