December News 

Hello! Welcome to our last newsletter of 2017. We hope you enjoy it.


SFDC Meetups are fun! Come out and practice your dog handling & communication 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:


Our first Meetup in 2018 will be:
Saturday, Feb 3rd @ 12 noon – 2:30 PM
Christopher Playground in SF.


Free demos, advice & treats from The Pooch Coach!


Agenda for the Meetup:   


12:00 – 12:00 (Pooch Coach Clients only)  Polite dog greetings.
We will continue the exercises of walking our dogs by other dogs to practice calmness & not reacting.


12:30 – 1:00 One-on-one coaching for Pooch Coach Clients.


Note: 12:00 – 1:00 is for Pooch Coach clients ONLY!


1:00 – Louie’s Club! The Founder of this wonderful new pet sitting trade company will join us and tell us about his organization that helps connect Dog Parents and Dog Lovers for the care of dogs.


Louie’s club members can also join us at 1 PM to meet new friends and get free advice from Beverly Ulbrich, “The Pooch Coach”, from The Pooch Coach Dog Training & Behavior Modification


12:00 – 2:00 As always, our favorite dog photographer, Pipi Ray Diamond of Soulful Pet Photography, will be on hand to take professional photos. Free images for attendees!


For more info & to sign up: click here for Facebook & click here for


Mark your calendars for a fun time with your pup!


Tip #1 – Holiday tips for your dog


Holidays are great, but sometimes they can be stressful for people. And, of course, that stress can be passed on to our pets. We can also get distracted with everything that is going on, and neglect our pups a bit. It’s important to remember that dogs don’t understand why things are different and you need to be sensitive to that – especially if it’s one of their first holidays with you. If anything, we might need to do more walking and training to keep them happy and calm.


So, 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.
See my article with a list of quick tips here:

holiday tips for your dog

Tip #2 – Healthy Dog Food

healthy dog food

HEALTHY DOG FOOD – How good is your dog’s food? 


You can ensure a longer, healthier life for your dog with these tips.




Is your dog getting the best food possible? Between all the recalls, over processing, and harmful or useless ingredients, most dog foods today are at best not very nutritional and, at worst, dangerous.


If you spend just 10-15 mins looking over this info, you can learn how to:
1. extend your dog’s life by a few years,
2. keep them out of the vet’s and emergency hospitals,
3. allow them to feel better, with MUCH less risk of intestinal issues, cancer, or allergies.


I’m a dog behaviorist. I don’t sell food or treats. I’m unbiased. I just want the best for all of our dogs.


Due to my dog Kompis‘ health issues, I began my search for better food a few years ago. I decided upon foods that were slow cooked with human ingredients and then freshly frozen for us to use. I also augmented her food with my own cooking and natural supplements.


After learning even more about human food processing (have you seen “What The Health” yet?) and pet food processing & ingredients, I am now even more assured that we can help our dogs live much healthier and longer lives by ensuring their food is healthy.


Spending a few more dollars a month to get fresh food that keeps my dog out of the vet’s office & hospital, and gives me a few more years with her is a no-brainer decision!


Since my job is to give advice to people to help improve their dogs’ lives, I want to help with nutrition, health & longevity as well.


So, I wrote an article with some links you can use to check out your brand of food. I also worked out a deal that I can pass on to you for the food I ultimately chose for my new puppy, Musik UlbrichThe Farmer’s Dog. If you’d like to try their nutritional food that they create just for your dog and then ship to your home in a freezer pack, you can do so for ** 50% OFF ** if you use the link in the article.


I hope you decide to ensure your dog gets the best nutrition you can give them. Just a little bit of research can help you make the best decision for your beloved pet.


Click below to see the article.




We hope you learned some useful and important things about your dog’s food and that you make any changes necessary to help keep them happy & healthy!


 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.


All sessions include:


Make this a happier holiday for everyone!


Contact us with any questions.     415-643-3333


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See you in 2018!
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Thanks for reading our Newsletter. We hope it was informative & interesting. Please share our newsletter with other dog lovers!

-Beverly Ulbrich,  The Pooch Coach