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by Tiffani Yee Yanagishita on The Pooch Coach
Think Like A Dog

I've known the Pooch Coach for 2+ years and have worked with her off and on throughout this time for guidance in training my pit mix who is now 3 years old. After getting training from several different trainers with varying training styles, I could see I was just confusing my dog and realized it was I who needed the training the most. The decision to get help from the Pooch Coach made a tremendous impact on the kind of dog mom and leader I had to shape up to become. I appreciate her style as it is direct and straight forward which is what works best for me. She gives me lots of relatable human analogies to help me better understand what my dog could be thinking/feeling/experiencing in any given situation and has given me the tools to communicate better with him. During our training sessions, she has me working directly with my dog (as it would do no good for her to do the work since I am the one living with him!) but she has worked with my dog as well on set for a commercial he was in recently. He was so responsive to her and I could see he looked to her for reassurance and guidance which told me he trusted her. Working with her in this capacity (with a whole crew of people around my dog) was new to me as we had never filmed anything before. But being the expert she is, she thought of everything that could possibly risk my dog feeling safe in that environment and was overly cautious at all times that the crew (who is good at their jobs but not necessarily handling dogs) did not do something inadvertently to put my dog in a situation where he felt insecure. She made him feel so well protected which I could see in his body language (he was comfortable on set - not at all nervous, performed well, didn't react to strange new things because of the way she guarded the crew's every move around him, the way he constantly looked at her for approval, and mostly, for the fact that I could have driven home without him and he wouldn't have even noticed!) Even during our training sessions before filming day, she set realistic expectations for both sides (producer and us as the family) so we could all be at our best the day of. Overall, I definitely trust her as someone who will be honest with me, direct me appropriately with training and handling my dog, and am confident that she is not just someone who loves dogs but understands them and handles them effectively with confidence and positivity.

by Christie B on The Pooch Coach
Today's Meet-Up

Another really great experience. Ragan was able to join everyone else right at the beginning of class instead of at the end - walked by all the other dogs, participated in all the exercises. Again, just amazing given where she started. Can't wait for the next meeting.

by Christie B on The Pooch Coach
Today's meet-up

We just wanted to say “Thank you” for a fabulous experience at today’s meet-up. I never dreamed that we would be able to get so close to the other dogs – to even walk right by them without Ragan reacting. It was truly amazing! We really appreciate how much help you are willing to give right now, especially considering all that’s going on with Kompis.

So, just “Thank you”. We look forward to the next meet-up.

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