Hello! Welcome to our first Newsletter of 2016. We hope you enjoy it.
Some easy New Year’s Resolutions for you and your pup.
Here are some ideas for a happier and healthier 2016
Add 10 minutes/day to your walks. You’ll both get in better shape, and your dog will be a little happier, calmer, and healthier.
Make training a part of your everyday routine. Does your dog want his ball thrown? Ask him to sit first. About to give her a bone? Ask her for a down or shake first. Feeding time? Have him sit and stay for his food.Incorporating these types of little routines throughout the day will exercise your dog’s mind and allow him to feel like he’s working and earning his keep, which makes him feel much more confident and happy.
Do you always take the same path when walking your dog? Or walk in the same park or neighborhood? Try switching it up in 2016. New neighborhoods & parks mean new smells, new exposures, and new fun! The more your dog sees and learns, the more socialized and happy he’ll be. It will even tire your pooch out a bit more because of the extra excitement and, as I’m sure you know, a tired dog is a good dog. Plus, it’s fun to go exploring together!
Teach your dog something new. It’s never too late to learn a new trick or improve manners. Work on some new tasks this year and keep your dog improving, learning, and growing… Just like us humans should do!
Get rid of any unwanted or dangerous behaviors. Just as we want to improve a bit from year to year, so should our dogs. If your dog has any bad manners or potentially dangerous issues, now is the time to take care of them! Don’t risk your dog getting hurt or hurting someone else. If you need help, The Pooch Coach is just a phone call away!
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 time playing with their dogs. Our next Meetup with FREE training tips, behavior help, treats and socialization practice is:
Come out with your dog for some socialization and some fun. Learn a new trick or 2. Have a question about your dog’s behavior? The Pooch Coach will be offering free 1-1 advice to attendees. It’s a great way to practice your dog’s greeting skills with others dogs as well as with humans… All overseen by an expert canine behaviorist.
Ric Bucher of the Bleacher Report, The Pooch Coach, and NBA star, Klay Thompson
The Pooch Coach recently got to work with Golden State Warriors NBA star Klay Thompson!! Klay needed some help with his bulldog Rocco, so they filmed Beverly working with him for Bleacher Report with Ric Bucher.
The show will air in January, but we were given permission to show some pictures now. Klay was a super nice guy, and he was eager to learn more about being a good dog parent.
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