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 Car Sickness

Dog Car Sickness

DOG CAR SICKNESS   I get asked about dog car sickness. A lot.   Here’s what I have to say…   Usually, puppies grow out of car sickness once they get used to the weird motion. But, they often need to be trained as well, since just

July 2015 News & Tips

JULY 2015 NEWS & TIPS July News & Tips Hello!  Welcome to our July 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 a great

Dog Connector’s Meetup!

dog separation anxiety

DOG CONNECTOR’S MEETUP!   Exactly one month until our next SF Dog Connector’s Meetup!   On July 18th at noon in SF, we will have our next free training Meetup with special guest: Whistle! They will be on hand to talk about their cool activity monitor for

The Command Sit

basic dog obedience

THE COMMAND SIT   Now THAT’S a good dog!   Chillin’ in the Mission…   Here’s how to teach your dog or puppy to sit.

Training a Dog Actor

Training dogs for film

TRAINING A DOG ACTOR     You met Bulleit a few days ago, who’s the dog star of THE LOVE EFFECT. Now meet her understudy, Spur. I always make sure I have a back up dog who can stand in for movies & TV roles I cast

“Sit” Training Video

“SIT” TRAINING VIDEO   Here is The Pooch Coach’s latest FREE training tips video!   A friend needed help with her new puppy, so I did an impromptu “sit” session. This is a quick, easy way to teach your dog to sit on command… even in a

The Down Command

dog obedience

THE DOWN COMMAND   Scruffy little Jenny came by for more puppy lessons. She has a perfect sit now! So, one of the things she’s learning today is “down”. Many dogs only learn this command with a hand motion, which means they don’t really know the word.