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

Teach Your Dog to Drop It

TEACH YOUR DOG TO DROP IT   Tupac is back! He’s the largest pit I’m working with these days.   Today’s focus was on “drop it”, since he likes to steal other dog’s toys and balls. He first has to learn to give up simple things in

Dog Breeds

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DOG BREEDS What do dog breeds really say about a dog?     When people come to me about getting a dog, often they have a particular breed in mind. I ask why, and get a list of characteristics they think go with the breed, or what

Pit Bulls Can Be Good!

Pit Bulls Can Be Good!

PIT BULLS CAN BE GOOD!   Kassie does not realize she’s a pit bull. She thinks she’s a little circus dog. This is the first pit I’ve seen who consistently sits up and “begs” for a treat. So I had to grab a pic!   Pits are

Dogs can be Prey for Owls

Dogs can be Prey for Owls

DOGS CAN BE PREY FOR OWLS   Did you know that dogs can be prey for owls?   I recently had a client here in the Bay Area whose little poodle was picked up by an owl in their yard, and luckily dropped a few seconds later.

Kiss Command

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KISS COMMAND One of people’s favorite tricks they want their dogs to learn is to give a kiss on command.   Here are 2 ways to train them to be able to do this:   1. Simply say “good dog! Give me a kiss” every time he

August 2015 News & Tips

AUGUST 2015 NEWS & TIPS August News & Tips Hello!  Welcome to our August Newsletter  We hope you enjoy it.   Have you been to an SFDC Meetup yet? People are really enjoying this easy and fun way to learn and practice training tips, meet other dog owners, and have

Different Dog Treats

Different Dog Treats

DIFFERENT DOG TREATS     There are some things dogs love to eat, and some things they are “on the fence” about.   I like grading each dog’s treats, so you know what level of motivation each provides. Here’s an example: Piece of kibble – 25 cents

1 week until our next SF Dog Connector’s Meetup!

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1 WEEK UNTIL OUR NEXT SF DOG CONNECTOR’S MEETUP! Free training tips from SF Dog Connect by The Pooch Coach Dog Training, healthy goodie bags from Pawtrero Hill BathHouse & Feed Co., free sample of Frenchie’s Kitchen LLC food, and special guest Blue Sparrow Holistic Veterinary House