Welcome to our Dog Blog with Free Tips!

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Welcome to our award winning Dog Blog with Free Tips on training and interesting advice with cute dog pics every week.  Learn about all topics dog related, from training and behavior advice to fun facts about dogs.  The Pooch Coach also shares her clients’ stories with you, which she hopes will inspire you to work with your dog to help them become the best dog they can be.


Never give up hope!  Whether it’s a slight inconvenience or annoyance, or a scary, huge issue, you can always get help for your pup.  Check out some of the great success stories, get some tips, and then give us a call if you’d like to join the pack!


If there are any topics you’d like to know more about, let us know!   We’re always looking for great ideas to add to our blog!


In August of 2016, Thoroughly Reviewed named The Pooch Coach Dog Blog with Free Tips one of the top 50 dog blogs in the world!  In September of 2016, Feedspot awarded us as one of the “top 100 dog blogs on the planet”! In November of 2017, we were honored with another award for Top 50 dog training blogs in the world by Mr Kortings Code.  In january, 2018, we got ranked on of the top dog blogs by Top Ranked Blogs.

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How Dogs Take Treats

I Can Take a Treat From a Stranger! How to help shy and fearful dogs learn to love new people… And why some dogs can’t take treats when they’re distracted or upset. Charlotte has fear of new dogs and new people. She even barked at The Pooch Coach and ran away when they first met. But, fairly quickly, Charlotte was willing to sit for a cookie for The Pooch Coach. They soon became fast friends.

October Dog Meetups

presidio october dog meetup

October Dog Meetups   Lots going on this event season!  Hope to see you at these events.  The Pooch Coach will be on hand to answer questions and teach some new  tricks. Sunday, October 2, 2022   Eventbrite: Petzeysf.eventbrite.com Meetup.com: Meetup.com/petzeysf Facebook.com:  Facebook.com/sfpetzey.com   Thursday October 6,

Is it ok if I follow you around?

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IS IT OK IF I FOLLOW YOU AROUND? A common issue with newly adopted dogs is that their insecurity and unsureness about their new role cause them to create a “job” of following their new parent(s) around the house. It is OK for a puppy or new dog to check in with you and follow you a bit at first but, once it becomes obsessive, you need to train them to stop.


dog first aid kit

HOW TO MAKE A DOG FIRST AID KIT As pet owners, it’s a wise decision to take time and effort to craft a well rounded first aid kit for our dogs. After all, we all know the various ways that dogs help us heal, so we must

The Pooch Coach Pre-Retirement

The Pooch Coach Pre-Retirement

  THE POOCH COACH ANNOUNCES PRE-RETIREMENT   In her 20th year of being a full-time canine behaviorist, Beverly Ulbrich, “The Pooch Coach”, is starting to plan for retirement. Towards that end, she is going to begin to cut back on taking on new dog training clients. Existing


Is my dog fat?

IS MY DOG FAT? How to tell where your dog is on the weight spectrum.     WHAT IS YOUR DOG’S IDEAL WEIGHT? Do you know your dog’s ideal weight? Many people ask what the ideal weight is for their dog, but the truth is there is no