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

Leash Aggression Tips

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LEASH AGGRESSION TIPS Kalua the Australian Shepherd has some issues when he sees other dogs when he’s on leash.   There are many reasons why dogs get along well with other dogs off leash, but have issues if they are being restrained. Learn about some of the

Tips from the Pooch Coach

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 TIPS FROM THE POOCH COACH   I don’t think that bird’s going to help you, Kompis! Here are some tips that are better than Flamingo Whispering.    

Shyness Tips

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SHYNESS TIPS Jenny’s ready for her last lesson at the dog park. We worked on safe street crossing and greeting other dogs on leash. She can still be a little shy with new dogs. When this happens, I give my clients this advice:   Keep socializing her

Afraid of Inanimate Objects

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AFRAID OF INANIMATE OBJECTS   Is your dog afraid of or aggressive towards any inanimate objects?   First, if he’s aggressive, it almost certainly is based in fear. So, either way, we need to work to make him feel safe around the object.   Here’s an explanation

Playing too Rough

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PLAYING TOO ROUGH   Saffron is 8 months old. She has a common issue for pit bulls… She plays a bit too roughly with other dogs, and doesn’t take the hint when they don’t want to engage.   The typical reason this happens is because the dog

Cecil the Lion

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CECIL THE LION But, seriously. SF Dog Connect by The Pooch Coach Dog Training wants to speak up and say how horrified and saddened we are about Cecil the Lion’s cruel death.   RIP beautiful creature. We will continue to fight for the rights of all animals

Think Before Leaving Your Dog

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THINK BEFORE LEAVING YOUR DOG Many dogs die every year from the heat. The temperature goes up 20 degrees in just a few minutes.   Here is a good quick overview of the situation:   Outside temp….70…..75……80……85……90……95   Time in car:……..Temperature goes to: 10 minutes….89……94……99……104….109…114 30 minutes…104….109….114…..119….124…129

Redwood Haus Inn

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REDWOOD HAUS INN   We took a little overnight vacay to Stinson Beach for the dogs’ 11th birthday. I’m always looking for dog-friendly places to try.   We found the Redwood Haus Inn. It’s a cute, quirky little B&B. The dogs loved it! They had grounds to