AUGUST 2014 NEWS & TIPS
Welcome to our August Newsletter
The August SF Dog Connector’s Meetup is at Strut Your Mutt!
The Pooch Coach has been asked once again to be “Ask The Trainer”
at Best Friend’s Annual Strut Your Mutt!
August 23, 9:00AM – 3:00 PM Treasure Island, SF
What Is Strut Your Mutt?
Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt may just be the most fun you can have helping to save the lives of homeless dogs and cats in your neighborhood – and around the country. The annual fundraising dog walk, fun run, and festival culminates in a day of fun for four- and two-legged participants of all ages.
Participate on your own – or as part of a team! – to raise funds for a shelter or rescue organization in your area. Don’t miss the chance to have a ball … and make a difference for homeless pets near you!
Dog Training Levels
How well educated is your dog?
Does your dog listen great in the house, but “go deaf” when he’s outside, sees a bird, or doesn’t want to leave the dog park?
The Pooch Coach explains levels of training in a simplified way… Kindergarten through PhD! Click here to see where your dog ranks and see a cute video with ideas for you to try with your dog.
And here is a video clip from an SF Dog Connector’s Meetup explaining how indoor training is the basis of training, but you must perfect indoor commands and then make sure to practice outdoors before you can get to more advanced training levels.
Here’s another great example of why advanced commands can be useful. If you want to train your dog when it’s OK to bark and when it is not, start by training a “speak” command. Then you can use “speak” and “no speak” to control her.
The best way to start is to do something that typically makes your dog bark (a noise or toy, etc.). When she starts barking, just say “good dog, speak” and offer a reward (like a cookie). It’s similar to potty training! You can also try to get your dog to bark by barking at them. After a bit of practice, your dog will understand it as a command and bark when you say “speak”. Then you can introduce “no speak” and reward silence instead.
Here is a video example of my dog, Kompis, doing speak/no speak on command.
Need help getting to the next level of obedience? Give The Pooch Coach a call!
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The Pooch Coach, SF Bay Area Dog Training and Behavior Modification
Any Dog. Any Problem.
Beverly provides private and personalized empathic dog training and behavior problem solving. In addition to her private behavior training practice where she’s worked with over 3,000 dogs, Beverly also formally evaluates and temperament tests dogs for shelters and rescue groups as well as for dog-bite cases and hearings.