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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”! In November of 2017, we were honored with another award for Top 50 dog training blogs in the world by Mr Kortings Code.


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Dog Blog with Free Tips


bluxome street winery

BLUXOME STREET WINERY It’s been a while since we’ve posted any travel tips. So, here are some pics from a visit to a local SF winery from a few months ago. They are dog friendly and it’s even a fun place to pose with your dog. Next time

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September 2016 News & Tips

San Francisco Best Friends Strut Your Mutt - Ask the Trainer

September 2016 News & Tips from The Pooch Coach. September Tips – Treats and other rewards

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Train a Dog to Walk Down Stairs

Training a dog to walk down stairs

TRAIN A DOG TO WALK DOWN STAIRS   Many people do not realize that you often need to train a dog to walk down stairs.  Steps do not occur in nature, after all.  Plus, some steps are slippery or have big spaces in them.  Some are just very,

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August 2016 News & Tips

August 2016 News & Tips from The Pooch Coach.
August Tips – Just Say No!

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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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