May News 

Hello!  Welcome to our May newsletter.  We hope you enjoy it.

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, May 13th @ 12 noon – 2 PM
at Christopher Playground in SF.


Next Meetup in JULY.

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.

Agenda for the Meetup: 
Please be on time so you do not miss the exercises!

12:00 – 12:30 Polite dog greetings.
We will continue the exercises as we have been doing of walking our dogs by other dogs to practice not reacting.
12:30 – 1:00  Fear of objects.
I will bring a couple things that dogs are commonly fearful of. If your dog is afraid of any inanimate object, please bring it to the Meetup!
1:00 – 1:30. One on one coaching for Pooch Coach Clients.


Note: 12:00 – 1:30 is for Pooch Coach clients ONLY!
1:30 – 2:00 – Non-Pooch Coach clients can join.


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!  

charlee bear dog treats sf dog connectors meetup

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

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Dog Food Alert

Why you need to read labels

There have been a few recalls lately that are of more concern than usual because they were either with reputable companies or because they warned of ingredients you’d never dream (more like a nightmare!) could be in your dog’s food.


First: This high quality “smallbatch” dog food was recalled due to possible contamination.  See details here.


The second warning I have is for those of you on “restricted” or “prescription” diets from your vet. You are probably paying extra money for poorer quality food. Vets like selling these foods since it makes them money. But I’ve watched my dog as well as countless others get weak & ill on these foods, and then thrive once they’re put on healthier options. Check out this unbiased site to determine the quality of the dog food that you’re feeding your pup, and to discover healthier options that serve the same purpose as the food you’re using:


Lastly, and most upsetting and disgusting was this announcement about Party Animals dog food:


Some pet food companies are using actual dead pets in their food!  


See article here to learn what to look for on the labels of food and treats to ensure your “meat by-products” aren’t actually domestic pets. The food can also include plastic bags, flea collars and ID tags!


Do you feed your dog kibble?
I also personally believe that kibble is not a great choice for your dog’s only food source.  Please consider cooking food and adding proper nutrients back in, or using other types of food that are much more healthy and fresh.  My favorites are:
Raw diet – Great resource & place to get your raw food: SF Raw 
Fresh cooked, frozen food such as Frenchies Kitchen and Ever More Pet Food (these are the foods Kompis ate in addition to my cooking)


Final food safety tips

Lastly, in case you missed them, here are some posts we’ve recently shared on our Facebook page about what foods and plants are safe for your pet:
What foods are safe for dogs
What foods and plants are toxic to dogs


I hope this helps you decide to look deeper into your dog’s food and ensure you’re making the best choices for your best buddy!

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And don’t forget that we need drinks with all this food!


(Just kidding! Do NOT give alcohol to your dog)


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-Beverly Ulbrich,  The Pooch Coach