DECEMBER 2014 NEWS & TIPS
Hello! Welcome to our December 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. Our next Meetup with FREE training tips, behavior help, treats and socialization practice is:
Saturday, January 24th @ 12 noon.
The Theme for January’s Meetup is Dog Massage!
Shelah, owner of Happy Hounds Massage
We have a special guest for this Meetup: Shelah, owner of Happy Hounds Massage. She will give your dog a free evaluation to what type of dog massage would good for your pooch. Massages can help mobility, aid in recovery from injuries or surgery, relieve muscles after intense play or running, reduce stress from anxiety,and help with conditions like arthritis or sprains. So come out & learn what would help make your dog feel his or her best!
How to keep your dog safe for the holidays
Some quick tips…
Holly, mistletoe and poinsettia plants are poisonous to dogs. Make sure they are kept in places your dog cannot reach.
Do not put lights on the lower branches of your tree. They may get very hot and burn your dog.
Watch out for electrical cords. Pets often try to chew them and get badly shocked or electrocuted. Place them out of reach.
Avoid glass ornaments, which break easily and may cut a dog’s feet or mouth.
Do not use edible ornaments, or cranberry or popcorn strings. Your dog may knock the tree over in an attempt to reach them.
Keep other ornaments off the lower branches; if your dog chews or eats an ornament, he can be made sick by the materials or paint.
Both live and artificial tree needles are sharp and indigestible. Keep your tree blocked off (with a playpen or other “fence”) or in a room that is not accessible to your dog.
Tinsel can be dangerous for dogs. It may obstruct circulation and, if swallowed, block the intestines.
Keep burning candles on high tables or mantels, out of the way of your dog’s wagging tail.
Review canine holiday gifts for safety. Small plastic toys or bones may pose choking hazards.
Your dog may want to investigate wrapped packages; keep them out of reach.
No matter how busy you get, make sure you still make time to exercise your pup. Also, keep in mind training and manners when you have guests. It’s a great time to practice friendly greetings for delivery people as well as friends and family. Have your dog sit to get petted for everyone’s safety.
Have a great holiday!!! See you next year.
A unique & thoughtful holiday gift…
A Pooch Coach gift certificate!
Each session includes:
A private one-on-one lesson with The Pooch Coach, expert trainer & behaviorist (See bio)
Follow up written instructions and papers for reference
Free month of follow up questions and guidance on topics covered via email or phone
Dog Training – One 90 minute session…. Choose from:
1. Basic obedience: Perfect sit, basic stay, walking nicely on leash, no jumping on people.
2. Intermediate obedience: Advanced stay, no stealing objects or food, drop any object, down, come when called.
3. Advanced obedience: Tricks, off leash recall, perfect stay, custom training.
4. Dog’s choice: Focus on 3-4 commands or issues
Behavior modification: Package of 3 sessions… Choose from:
1. Aggression: Barking, growling, or lunging at people, other dogs, or objects. (see more)
2. Separation anxiety: Uncomfortable being left alone. Barks, whines or does destructive behavior. (see more)
3. Fear: Timid or scared around people, dogs or new objects. Needs to build confidence. (see more)
4. Dog’s Choice: Have some other behavior issues? Choose this option for more flexibility.
For more video tips, check out
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The Pooch Coach will be available during most of the holiday weeks for appointments, so keep up your training, and book an appt!
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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.