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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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March 2016 News & Tips

March News & Tips

Hello! Welcome to our March Newsletter. Have you been to an SFDC Meetup yet? 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.

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No Beg

no beg. train a dog to not beg at the table

NO BEG AT TABLE “I hate when my dog stares at me while I’m eating”  is one of the common complaints I get from my clients. So, this is what I tell them to do to teach their dog “no beg”:   1. When you’re eating, decide if you want

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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

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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

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Sit means sit!

training a dog to sit

SIT MEANS SIT Do you find you need to repeat commands a few times before your dog listens? Or use a hand motion? Or show him you have a treat? That means that he really isn’t listening to you  You need to teach him that sit means sit!

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Reliable Recall

reliable recall

Reliable Recall Reliable Recall   Durant’s next lesson included the first steps to reliable recall. It’s so important to train your dog to come on command. It is probably THE most important, life saving command! Dogs not only need to learn  to come to you whenever you call, but even to

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February 2016 News & Tips

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February News & Tips

Hello! Welcome to our February Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it. Have you been to an SFDC Meetup yet? 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.

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Dog Reaction to Doorbells

Dog Reaction to Doorbells

DOG REACTION TO DOORBELLS Deacon came back for some more training. He’s doing great! One of the things his parents wanted help with was his reaction to the doorbell. As with many dogs, Deacon gets overly excited when he hears the bell ring. So, we’re already off

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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.

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Sit-Down-Sit – “Puppy Push-ups”

sit-down-sit - "puppy push-ups"

SIT-DOWN-SIT – “PUPPY PUSH-UPS”     Malakai came back for more training. One of the things we worked on is sit-down-sit – or “puppy push-ups”. That’s when you ask a dog to sit, then down and then sit again.   Many dogs cannot do this, since once they

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