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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Dog Blog with Free Tips

City Dog or Country Dog?

City Dog or Country Dog?

CITY DOG OR COUNTRY DOG? Many people tell me how much better behaved and relaxed their dogs are when they are in nature. They can walk off leash in a heel and just happily trot along in the woods… But once back in the city, they are

Get in your crate

Dog gets in her crate

GET IN YOUR CRATE Boogie is an escape artist. He has separation anxiety and has gotten out of his crate several times in his panicked state. He needs help learning to be left alone and so the typical separation anxiety training will ensue.   I also like

Wags ‘n Wellness Dog Massage… and More!

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WAGS ‘N WELLNESS DOG MASSAGE… AND MORE! Introducing another great dog advocate.  Kompis & I were excited to try out her services! Heather Sanders, previous owner of “Wags ‘n Wellness”, is a canine holistic health specialist. She combines a warm, caring demeanor with a strong scientific background and

The Truth About Dog Breeding

BerneDoodle breed dog

THE TRUTH ABOUT DOG BREEDING Here is an article that was just published on Rover.com for which The Pooch Coach was a contributor.   Purebred dogs used to be a status symbol but dog breeding has certainly evolved. We uncover the truth behind modern day breeding.  

Polite Dog Greeting

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POLITE DOG GREETING Time for Hachi to meet one of the packs I work with and see how he does meeting several dogs face to face.   When we started training, he was whiney and jumpy and crazy on the leash when he saw other dogs. His

Dogs & Blue Angels (loud noises)

DOGS & BLUE ANGELS (LOUD NOISES) Dogs & Blue Angels (loud noises)   Are you worried that your dog will be afraid of the Blue Angels flying overhead the next 3 days? Here are some tips for dealing with their booming sound – or any other “scary”

Dog Fear & Aggression

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DOG FEAR AGGRESSION Mikko is 1.5 years old. Which is the exact age when most dogs start exhibiting aggression for the first time.   He’s great with his family, but he does not like visitors coming into his home. His protectiveness has gotten out of hand, and

Fear Based Aggression and Shyness Tips

Dog Fear and Shyness

FEAR BASED AGGRESSION AND SHYNESS TIPS   Jon Snow is a Formosan Mountain Dog. I’ve been seeing a good deal of this breed lately. (Many of them have come from Taiwan.) The #1 issue has been fear and fear based aggression.   Jon Snow is no different.