May News & Tips

Hello!  Welcome to our May Newsletter.  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, June 11th @ 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.


Free Professional photos by Soulful Pet Photography!


Another exciting guest bringing high end, human-grade dog treats will be announced soon!


Here’s a video of people enjoying previous Meetups – hear what they have to say!

Click here to see Meetup testimonials


Sign up on our Facebook page:Click here or on our Meetup page. Click here.


For more information about our monthly Meetups, Click here.

2 other fun events for May!!

See The Pooch Coach at these excellent doggie happenings too.

Doggie Cinco (+1) De Mayo on Fri, May 6th 4-7 PM at SoMa StrEat food park. Details here on Facebook and here on


PAWS Petchitecture on May 25th 6-9 PM. The biggest, bestest annual doggie event! Held at the Fairmont hotel in SF, check out all the great fun for an incredible cause. Details here on Facebook and here on



May Tips



More on: When Your Dog is Sick.

Emergency Rooms – how to choose
the best option for your sick pet.



Poor little Kompis spent 3 days & 2 nights in a hospital
on a feeding tube and IV last month. 



As many of you who are friends or follow our Facebook page know, my dog Kompis was very sick last month. Below are the blogs from last month’s newsletter in case you missed them: Here’s a brief blog & video that helps people understand the patience required to help a hurting pet. Even professionals like myself struggle, so don’t feel bad if it seems overwhelming to you!
Here’s a blog and video that discusses the important differences between your dog just being a picky eater vs. being sick.  It’s important to understand your dog’s typical eating habits so you can tell when he or she isn’t feeling well.  This is critical information for all dog parents!

New info for this month: Choosing wisely!

Almost everyone with a pet is going to have at least one Emergency Vet visit during their pet’s life.
It’s a time when you’re minimally very stressed and, more likely, you’re panicked.  You’re not going to be thinking your clearest, and you don’t want anyone taking advantage of you in your time of need! Being prepared in advance is imperative to having the best experience and best outcome for your precious furry family member.


This month, I’ve written a blog to prepare pet owners for the ER.  I share my experience & expertise of regularly using the Bay Area’s Pet ER’s for over 20 years (with both my dogs and other people’s pets). Hopefully this guide will not only help you choose the best ER for you, but will also help you be better prepared and look for characteristics and features that you want for your fur baby no matter where you are located.


In this blog, I highlight the things you should look for (and avoid) when choosing an ER. Read this blog to prepare yourself for the inevitable and increase the chances of your pet recovering quickly with the least trauma & cost.;FYI – Here are the main ER’s I mention:


-SFVS – aka VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists (600 Alabama St SF)
-Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services (AIMS) 9th Ave SF
-Pets Unlimited (now SPCA) Fillmore St, SF
-Nor Cal Vet Emergency & Specialty Hospital – Daly City
SAGE Emergency Pet Care & Veterinary Specialists – San Mateo


I hope this guide helps you to be better prepared, less vulnerable, and makes your experience & outcome the best it can be during a stressful and scary situation.

Want more tips?

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The Pooch Coach San Francisco Dog Training
Kompis finally recovered most of her strength after 3 weeks of home rehab.
Dr’s told me she’d never be the same and to treat her like a “90 year old grandmother”.
Check out this video of her walking 10 miles in 3 days!
Believe in yourself and your dog!

Thanks for reading our Newsletter.

We hope it was informative & fun.

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-Beverly Ulbrich,  The Pooch Coach

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