MARCH 2015 NEWS & TIPS
Hello! Welcome to our March News. 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 time playing with their dogs. Our next Meetup with FREE training tips, behavior help, treats and socialization practice is:
Saturday, March 21st @ 12 noon.
The theme for March’s Meetup is Dangerous Dogs!
Our special guest for this Meetup is John Denny, the Hearing Officer for San Francisco’s Vicious and Dangerous Dog Court for the last 5 years and investigative officer & co-founder of V&DDC for 20 years prior to that.
The Pooch Coach is going to discuss & demonstrate what is considered rude or dangerous behavior in dogs and talk about how to protect your dog (and yourself) from other dogs who are menacing. For instance, many people think picking up their dog is a good way to keep them safe, but it actually can cause more issues and danger.
As usual, The Pooch Coach will also answer any training or behavioral questions you have and she’ll have plenty of treats for your pup!
Can’t make the Meetup but want to know how to protect yourself against threatening dogs? Check out The Pooch Coach’s presentation to The US Postal Service on Dog Bite Prevention for tips. Click here to see the video.
Is Your Dog Dangerous?
Keeping with the theme for this month, we invite you to take our “aggression test” to see how your dog does with a variety of situations. No one wants to believe – or risk – that their dog is aggressive. You want to do your best to ensure your pet won’t growl, bite or otherwise harm others.
Click here to see our brief article and take the test.
Does your dog pass the test? Great! Then make sure and keep up all the handling skills it discusses. Just because your dog was OK with you taking his food or bone away when he was a puppy, doesn’t mean he’ll like it 3 years later when you haven’t gone near it since. Keep up his social skills as well. The more exposure your dog gets to other dogs and people of all shapes, sizes & ages, the more confident and calm he will be and the safer everyone will be!
If you have trouble with any area of the test or feel unsafe trying any of the tasks, please stop and give us a call. We can help with any type of aggression. Click here to read about different types of aggression and get in contact with The Pooch Coach for help.
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The Pooch Coach, SF Bay Area Dog Training and Behavior Modification
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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.