Dogs are in our lives to bring us love, peace, & happiness. If instead of always providing enjoyment, your dog is sometimes causing you to feel stress, frustration, fear, embarrassment or even pity, that’s not what you or he deserves in life!


With proper training and rehab, we will bring harmony and joy back into you and your dog’s lives. Our program will empower you to effectively communicate with your dog. Our clients have a renewed sense of accomplishment, relief, and happiness after working with us. Let us help you gain the serenity and peace of mind you and your dog are meant to have together.


Below are some of our dog training specialties.  We cover everything from basic housetraining and obedience to severe dog behavioral issues with aggression and anxiety.  Scroll down to find the area where you need help and get more info.  As an expert dog behaviorist for over 20 years, The Pooch Coach has seen it all and can help with “Any Dog, Any Problem”.


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puppy training

Puppy Training

New bundle of furry joy? We can make sure you get “off on the right paw” with puppy training, housebreaking, safety & manners. Don’t let bad habits form – start training right away!

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Puppy Potty Training by The Pooch Coach Dog Training

Dog House Breaking

Need a few quick tips? Check out our 9 minute potty training video & paper to get all the help you need right away. We clear up misconceptions and make sure you’re on the right track.

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basic dog obedience

Basic Dog Obedience

There are some commands that every dog needs to know in order to be safe. We’ll make sure your dog knows them all and happily responds, even when you don’t have a treat.

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advanced dog obedience

Advanced Dog Obedience

Want Fido to get to the next level? We train for real life situations like never stepping into a street without permission, or not picking up even the most tempting food on the ground.

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American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Test Evaluator AKG/CGC Test

AKC Canine Good Citizen Test

The American Kennel Club has a test to prove your dog is safe & well trained. (It’s great for helping to convince landlords to allow your dog!) The Pooch Coach is a certified AKC evaluator.

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Dog Barking Jumping and Pulling

Manners: barking, pulling, jumping

Does your dog have a couple of bad habits you’d like help overcoming? We can help stop obsessive or annoying behaviors of any kind. Free video tips for common problems.

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cats and dogs

Cats and Dogs

Cats and dogs CAN get along! The Pooch Coach has helped dozens of people’s dogs and cats to peacefully co-exist.  It just takes a bit of time & patience.

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Kids and Dogs

Kids & Dogs

If dogs aren’t exposed to many children when they are young, they might have issues with them later.  And, if you have children, you want to train your dog AND your kids to treat each other with respect & kindness.

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multiple dog household

Multiple Dog Households

There are many challenges with having more than one dog. Sibling dogs usually compete or even fight over resources, and they learn bad behaviors from each other. Get tips and help here.

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Dog Aggression Towards People

Dog Aggression

We are the SF Bay Area experts on dog aggression. Click for help and to learn more about what causes dogs to be aggressive and the different types of dog aggression.

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Dog Fear and Shyness

It can be heart wrenching to watch your dog cower or shake in fear. And, fearful dogs almost always turn aggressive, so you need help as soon as possible.

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dog separation anxiety training

Dog Separation Anxiety

Dogs can show many signs of stress when left alone. We’ve seen it all: Barking, chewing, urination, scratching at doors, breaking through windows… and more. Relax! We can help.

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Dog Resource Guarding

Dog Resource Guarding

Dogs often protect their food, bones or toys. It’s in their nature to do so. But it’s also very unsafe. We will teach your dog to stop feeling like they need to protect their stuff.

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Temperament Eval

Need an evaluation of your newly adopted dog? Did your dog bite someone or start a new behavior? We’ve done hundreds of evals to help shelter dogs, new owners & dogs in court.

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any dog any problem

Any Dog. Any Problem.

Don’t see your issue listed here?  Don’t worry.  We’ve seen it all and can help! No problem is too big or too small. Get in touch with us today and we can start giving you the help you need.

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Dog Training Specialties

Dog Training Specialties by the Pooch Coach. San Francisco dog trainer.