Welcome to our Dog Blog with Free Tips!

dog blog with free tips
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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Dog Blog with Free Tips

Help with Dog Resource Guarding

Help with Dog Resource Guarding

HELP WITH DOG RESOURCE GUARDING Vitas came back for his next steps. We’re continuing to work on his resource guarding. The 2 keys things we’re doing are: 1. Perfecting “drop it” so he will willingly give up items (of low value for now), and 2. Continuing to work

Can dogs eat crab?

Can dogs eat crab

CAN DOGS EAT CRAB? But, seriously… No Dungeness crab??   Here’s an article about it not being safe to eat Dungeness Crab in CA now: www.sfgate.com/news/article/Don-t-eat-Dungeness-crab-California-health-   And, yes, crab IS safe for dogs in small amounts. It has great nutrients, but is a bit higher in sodium

Poop bags

POOP BAGS I haven’t used my posts for venting or even for bringing up issues.  But I feel the time has come.  One my walk  above Glen Park Canyon yesterday, I saw 3 sets of dog poop bags, all filled with poop, within about 100 yards of

You can teach an old dog new tricks

The Pooch Coach on MythBusters

YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS Snoopy is a 5 year newly adopted foxhound terrier/beagle mix. As with most rescued dogs, he comes knowing no commands. But, the good news is, all dogs can learn – at any age!   Check out The Pooch Coach

Dog Friendly Travel – Moss Beach Distillery

Dog friendly travel The Pooch Coach Moss Beach Distillery

DOG FRIENDLY TRAVEL – MOSS BEACH DISTILLERY Here’s a wonderful place to have a drink or a meal with your pup.   Moss Beach Distillery just down Hwy 1 north of Half Moon Bay is a landmark restaurant, famous for being “haunted”. But we love it because the

Dog Leash Aggression – Dolly

dog leash aggression

DOG LEASH AGGRESSION   Dolly is a 2 yr old miniature schnauzer. She has rare coloring for the breed. They traditionally are salt and pepper (like Kompis),or all black and more recently, black & silver. But she actually has some brown on her, which makes her unique!

November 2015 News & Tips

Teach your dog to Heel
November News & Tips Hello!  Welcome to our November Newsletter  We hope you enjoy it. SFDC Meetups are more popular than ever! 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

Human Leash Pulling

Free dog training tips from SF Dog Trainer

HUMAN LEASH PULLING Roscoe is a rare Pit-Lap-Dog.  What a lover, huh? One of the things we covered in this lesson was one of the most common issues & mistakes I deal with: leash pulling.  But not about the dog pulling – about the human pulling!   I