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

Levels of Dog Training

levels of dog training

LEVELS OF DOG TRAINING   Malakai is starting to catch on to basic commands, and now his mom needs to take him outside to get to the next level.   So, also following up from yesterday’s post… How do we get our dogs to listen to us all

October 2015 News & Tips

OCTOBER 2015 NEWS & TIPS   Special offer for friends of The Pooch Coach: Get 50% off tickets today (9/25) from 11 AM until 11 PM* *Good for first 25 people to use special code  Food Trucks & Pups!   Food, Drinks & Entertainment for Dogs & Their People. Saturday, October

September 2015 News & Tips

SEPTEMBER 2015 NEWS & TIPS September News & Tips Hello!  Welcome to our September 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

Door stay

door stay - training a dog not to run out the door

DOOR STAY     One assignment I like to give my clients is the “door stay” for safety as well as more patience building.   This is an especially good command to teach before Halloween trick or treaters, movers or delivery people show up and you’re opening

Halloween Dogs & Doorbell Tips

Halloween dogs & doorbells tips

HALLOWEEN DOGS & DOORBELLS TIPS Are you ready for Halloween?   Here are the doorbell reaction tips I promised in our first Halloween tips post. Does your dog go crazy at the sound of the doorbell? If you’re worried about your dog barking too much at the trick-or-treaters,

Biggest Doggie Halloween Party!


BIGGEST DOGGIE HALLOWEEN PARTY Come out to the SF Bay Area’s Biggest and Funnest Puppy Halloween Party!!!   When: Saturday, October 31 | 11 am – 4 pm Where: Throughout Jack London Square Bring your four–legged friends to Oakland’s waterfront for a free Halloween celebration with tricks,

Dog Fear of Objects

Dog Fear of Objects

DOG FEAR OF OBJECTS Today we discussed Brody’s fear of the vacuum.   A dog’s fear is usually learned at a young age. And, luckily, it’s fairly easy to overcome with a bit of effort. First, you need to understand that it’s very distance-based. So, starting from a

Be in the Moment

Be in the Moment

BE IN THE MOMENT “Just watching an animal closely can take you out of your mind and bring you into the present moment” (Eckhart Tolle) Take a deep breath, hug your puppy, and then watch this video. Enjoy your Sunday.