March News & Tips
SFDC Meetups for Pooch Coach clients. Come out and practice your handling skills and meet other past & present members of the Pooch Coach Pack. Our next Meetup with FREE training tips, behavior help, treats and socialization practice is:
Saturday, March 4th @ 12 noon – 2 PM
at Christopher Playground in SF.
Free demos, advice & treats from The Pooch Coach!
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 other dogs as well as with humans… All overseen by an expert canine behaviorist.
If you are not a Pooch Coach client and would like to attend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know if we can accommodate you.
Free Professional photos by Soulful Pet Photography!
And all SF Dog Connectors Meetup attendees get free samples of Charlee Bear Dog treats for their pooch!
Here’s a video of people enjoying previous Meetups – hear what they have to say!
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP! Only a few spots left for clients.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
(The weather should be OK, but we can meet by the Post Office out of the rain if needed)
Senior Moments… A new series of tips
If you’re lucky enough to have your dog live a long healthy life (which more dogs are doing these days with improved food, supplements and vet care), then you’re also going to need to help your dog as he ages. While older dogs are great because they are generally calmer, and adapted & trained to your lifestyle, at some point they become elderly and need different & additional care.
I’ve been dealing with my dog, Kompis’ changes for a few months now. It’s been quite an exhausting struggle to watch her go blind and turn senile. She’s also much weaker now. She walks ridiculously slowly and falls easily. It’s been heartbreaking.
But, the silver lining is that I’ve learned a great deal about the aging process – something they don’t really focus on with behavior/training courses, since older dogs don’t usually need to be trained. I’ve read what articles there are, but I’m learning much more by living it. And I want to share it with others to help them adjust to having an older dog. Hopefully these tips will make you feel less alone in your struggles if you are dealing with an older dog. And, if your dog is still young, these tips can help you be prepared.
If you have senior tips or videos to share, please email me at email@example.com so I can share your info as well. Let’s help each other through these agonizing times and help our dogs be as happy and comfortable as they can be during their last months & days.
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