August News & Tips

Hello!  Welcome to our August Newsletter.  We hope you enjoy it.


Have you been to an SFDC Meetup yet? People are really enjoying this easy and fun way to learn and practice training tips, meet other dog owners, and have a great time playing with their dogs.


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.   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.


Here’s a video of people enjoying previous Meetups – hear what they have to say!

Click here to see Meetup testimonials

Click here to see pics from our last Meetup 

 We have 2 amazing upcoming events….

August 27th –  Bark for Life 

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life SF is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

Join the walk, or just come for the after party & doggie festivities
The Pooch Coach will be on hand as “Ask The Trainer”
Sat. Aug 27th. 10 AM- 2 PM @ Golden Gate Park, SF

For more info, see Facebook event page or

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September 18th – Strut Your Mutt!


The Pooch Coach has been asked once again to be “Ask The Trainer”
at Best Friend’s Annual Strut Your Mutt!


Sept 18th 12 – 4 PM @ Marina Green, 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!

For more info, see Facebook event page or

Hope to see you at one or both of these PAWsome events!

August Tip – Just say NO!

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS your dog needs to learn is “NO”. It can literally save his life.

So why do some people say to never to say “no” to a dog? Because they are misinformed and do not understand how animals learn!

I recently got an email from someone who’s dog viciously goes after any other dogs she sees, tries to attack elderly, disabled & homeless people, AND resource guards her food and toys.

But her owner doesn’t want to do anything but “positive reinforcement”. She’s been giving her dog cookies to distract her from other dogs, but it’s not working. She wrote:

“Is there any hope for changing her behavior using positive methods? (I do not want to use prong or choke collars or do corrections based training.)”

My response to her became this blog:

Want more tips?

Check out The Pooch Coach’s Dog Channel & Blog!


Click here to visit our YouTube channel and get some free dog training tips & help with common behavior issues.   We’re adding new videos regularly, so please subscribe to get notified of new fun & informational videos.


And click here to visit our blog posts with tips on all sorts of topics that will help you with your pup. Like: What to do if your dog gets skunked, or tips for dealing with loud (scary) noises, and even info about how dogs see.

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Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Thanks for reading our Newsletter.

We hope it was informative & fun.

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-Beverly Ulbrich,  The Pooch Coach