December News & Tips

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

SFDC Meetups for Pooch Coach clients.
Come out and practice your handling skills and meet
other past & present members of the Pooch Coach Pack.
Our next Meetup with FREE
 training tips, behavior help, treats and socialization practice is:
Saturday, January 28th @ 12 noon – 2 PM
at Christopher Playground in SF.

Free demos, advice & treats from The Pooch Coach!

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.

If you are not a Pooch Coach client and would like to attend, please email us at and we will let you know if we can accommodate you,

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!

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

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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!!!

A unique & thoughtful holiday gift…
A Pooch Coach gift certificate!
Special: 50% regular prices.

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.

Make this a happier holiday for everyone!

Contact us with any questions.     415-643-3333

Want more tips?

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 Click here to visit our award winning blog 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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Happy Holidays!! 
The Pooch Coach will have limited hours in December,
so book now if you need an appointment before 2017!
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-Beverly Ulbrich,  The Pooch Coach

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