Hello! Welcome to our June newsletter. We hope you enjoy it.
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. It’s a great way to practice your dog’s greeting skills with other dogs as well as with humans… All overseen by an expert canine behaviorist.
Agenda for the Meetup:
Please be on time so you do not miss the exercises!
12:00 – 12:30 Polite dog greetings.
We will continue the exercises as we have been doing of walking our dogs by other dogs to practice not reacting.
12:30 – 1:00 New tricks & games
1:00 – 1:30. One on one coaching for Pooch Coach Clients.
Note: 12:00 – 1:30 is for Pooch Coach clients ONLY!
1:30 – 2:30 – Non-Pooch Coach clients can join and get free tips & treats.
Free Professional photos by Soulful Pet Photography
And all SF Dog Connectors Meetup attendees get free samples of Charlee Bear Dog treats for their pooch!
Here’s a new video showing some of our May Meetup…
Check it out to see the kinds of fun & helpful things we do.
How to help dogs overcome fear of objects
can help your pup with skateboards and other scary objects.
Is your dog scared or reactive to the vacuum, umbrellas or skateboards? Or some other noise or object? If so, you can and should help him overcome it. Being afraid of common household or city street noises or objects is hard on your dog. He shouldn’t have to deal with that stress in his life. And, once it turns to aggressively barking or trying to bite/attack the object, then it’s even harder to deal with. So start as soon as you can!
Aggression is almost always based in fear, and fear almost always turns into aggression. So we should try to work on fear as the basis as soon as possible. If your dog is overly aggressive or has bitten, please get professional help. Call The Pooch Coach!
If your dog is not overly aggressive and is just acting scared towards an object, these tips should help you.
Here’s how to help.
A dog’s fear is usually learned at a young age. And, luckily, it’s fairly easy to overcome with a bit of effort. First, you need to understand that it’s very distance-based. So, starting from a comfortable distance from the object and working your way towards it is best. I like doing sit/stays for treats. That way, the dog is distracted and working on something else, so the scary object becomes secondary.
If your dog doesn’t know “stay”, then you can just do sits and put the treats in front of him. This will still distract him a bit and get him moving on his own, rather than trying to force him through his fear, which is likely to backfire.
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Please help your dog be relaxed around ALL objects!
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