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Welcome to our Dog Blog with Free Tips!

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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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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 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 nature), we need our dogs

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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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April 2016 News & Tips

April News & Tips

Hello! Welcome to our April Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it. Come out with your dog for some socialization and some fun. Learn a new trick or 2. Have a question about your dog’s behavior? The Pooch Coach will be offering free 1-1 advice to attendees.

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the heartbreak of tending to a sick dog

THE HEARTBREAK OF TENDING TO A SICK DOG   Kompis is hanging in there, but is still not wanting to eat much. If she’s not improved by tomorrow, she will have to be hospitalized.   So, please keep your thoughts & prayers coming.   While she was

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picky eater or sick dog?

PICKY EATER or SICK DOG? Click on video above for tips   It’s important to learn to distinguish with your dog whether they are just being a picky eater, or if they are sick and need attention.   Always pay close attention to your dog’s eating habits

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When your dog is sick

When your dog is sick

WHEN YOUR DOG IS SICK     Kompis had a routine annual check up last Thursday.  Blue Sparrow Holistic Vets took blood & urine samples.  My only concern I had reported was that I had noticed she was slowing down and her back legs weren’t operating well.

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Train Your Dog to Stay

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TRAIN YOUR DOG TO STAY Want to train your dog to stay?   Do this: It’s easiest to use a treat, bowl of food, chewie or toy for this exercise. Have your dog “sit” Ask them to “stay” Place the object on the floor in front of them

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