JUNE NEWS AND TIPS – Double the Fun!
Welcome to our June Newsletter – 2 Meetups and 2 training tips!
This month, we have two SF Dog Connector’s Meetups!! The main one will be at Taste of West Portal
Saturday, June 14, from 11:00 – 3:00
Come out and check out the neighborhood restaurants and stores. Enjoy several dog events, such as costume and trick contests. The Pooch Coach is the official “Ask The Trainer” and will be on hand to answer your training and behavior questions. We’ll be located at the park see our Meetup page for info.
Also, from 12:00 – 2:00, we’ll be doing our regular Meetup at West Portal park with demonstrations and hands on training practice.
Our 2nd Meetup is on June 21st at “Pet Palooza”
11 am – 4 pm at Catarra Real Estate, 2201 Market Street
This is an event created for dogs and their people. Come on out and meet some new friends and have a fun doggie day! The Pooch Coach is “Ask The Trainer” here as well, so stop by and say hello and bring along any dog training or behavioral questions. We’ll post more info about this event on our website & Facebook page as we get it.
Tip #1. How (and why) to walk your dog with confidence.
Did you know that dogs need to be walked every day?
I run into this woman and her dog Diego almost every day at the park. When I asked to take her picture for an article I wanted to write about walking your dog. She asked “who doesn’t walk their dog every day?”
If she can do it, so can you!
Think about why it’s so important… Adult animals migrate every day to get food and water. There is no delivery service for them! Cows go to pasture, deer forage for food, wolves hunt, and birds fly in formation to their destinations. By walking your dog with purpose every day, you are recreating this primal urge to find food and water as well as giving them an important job. A walk done correctly allows a dog to look to you for leadership and direction and keeps him focused on the task at hand. This is his time to work, just as soccer practice and karate lessons are times for kids to exercise both their minds and bodies. Back yards and dog parks are great, but they aren’t enough. You don’t expect a child to get all of his social and exercise needs met by playing in his backyard. And dog parks are like Chuck e Cheese for kids…. just time for wild running around and acting silly with their friends. It’s fun, but there isn’t discipline, connection with you, and learning being accomplished.
So, get out there and get some exercise!! It will make both you and your dog calmer and healthier.
Here is how to walk correctly….
This brand new video will show you how to ensure that your dog is getting properly exercised on his walk. It will help you stop your dog from pulling or lunging, which hurts both his neck and back – and yours! It discusses the importance of leadership and confidence in the walk for every dog. And. for scared or reactive dogs, it’s even more important that you show them leadership so they in turn can feel more confident and be safe.
Tip #2. What if your dog gets lost? How to ensure his safe return.
Recently, many dogs have been getting lost in the Bay Area. And they’re running away from people who are trying to help them. Many dogs cannot be caught once they are off leash. This makes it impossible to read their ID tags or put a leash back on them. It can also cause them to dart into traffic or other dangerous places. The Pooch Coach wants to help, so we created this video with simple steps. If you do this exercise with a few people, you will help ensure your best buddy gets home safely if he’s ever lost.
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The Pooch Coach, SF Bay Area Dog Training and Behavior Modification
Any Dog. Any Problem.
Beverly provides private and personalized empathic dog training and behavior problem solving. In addition to her private behavior training practice where she’s worked with over 3,000 dogs, Beverly also formally evaluates and temperament tests dogs for shelters and rescue groups as well as for dog-bite cases and hearings.