September News & Tips

Hello!  Welcome to our September Newsletter  We hope you enjoy it.

SFDC Meetups are more popular than ever! 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, Sept 12th @ 12 noon at Christopher Playground in SF.  

The theme for our September Meetup is Pack Walks!

In addition to giving out free training tips and behavioral advice to attendees, The Pooch Coach will discuss & demonstrate the power of the pack and how your dog can benefit from this type of walk.

Introducing a new Dog Concierge Service in San Francisco!

Nick Charkow from The Barking Meter will be our special guest at this Meetup. He is the San Francisco Manager of the doggie concierge service which is new to SF. The Barking Meter (TBM) is partnering with The Pooch Coach to provide their clientele with expert dog training and behavioral help.

Pipi Ray Diamond from Soulful Pet Photography​ will also be on hand to capture the day for us! Everyone will get free images from the event.

   Free  Charlee Bear treats for all attendees!    

Click here to learn more about our September Meetup

Here’s a video of people enjoying previous Meetups – hear what they have to say!
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*Meetups are free if you “like” our Facebook page and sign up there or at in advance.
Or, it’s $10 at the park.


Food Trucks & Pups!  
Exciting news for our October Meetup!!
We are having a special event at an awesome location.The Pooch Coach is teaming with SoMa StrEat Food Park to host their first dog event ever!

Check it out and get tickets at Eventbrite.

Lots of great dog entertainment & food for everyone!
Find out more on Facebook and The Pooch Coach’s site.
Saturday, Oct 3rd from noon to 3PM.

September tips… Keeping Your Dog Calmer


1. Why your dog needs to be walked every day.


Many behavior problems we deal with stem from dogs not getting enough exercise.  Sometimes, just getting into a good walking routine solves problems such as anxiety, destructive behavior, digging and barking.


Here’s why your dog needs to be out in the world every day, being led by you:


Adult animals migrate each 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. Backyards and dog parks are great, but they aren’t enough. You don’t expect a child to get his entire 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, or learning being accomplished.


So please make time every day to take your dog for a minimum 30-45 minute walk.  Or, hire a professional walker to help you if you’re short on time.  But don’t skip this important step for keeping your dog mentally and physically healthy.


2. Give your dog some space


Does your dog have a favorite place to go when he needs to just chill out?


If so, that’s great. Make sure it’s always comfortable and safe for him.


If not, create a place for him. All creatures need to decompress at times and want to have a place where they feel safe and at peace. This is especially true if you have a busy household like one with lots of roommates or small children running around.


I make lots of suggestions for my clients, like putting a dog bed under an end table, or having a crate in another room. There are many options.


Be creative and help your dog find a place where they can tap into their inner peace!

The Pooch Coach in the News

In case you missed it, the Pooch Coach was recently on TV News again standing up for dogs. The story was about a dog sitter (“trainer”?) in Burlingame CA  who was caught on film beating a little white dog.  Her lawyer claimed it was training technique. Beverly spoke up and said “no way!”.  No one should EVER hit, let alone, beat, a dog for ANY reason. There is no scientific training methodology that allows for brutality.

See her clip here:

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Hope you have a peaceful & beautiful September.
Hope to see you soon!

Thanks for reading our Newsletter.

We hope it was informative & fun.

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-Beverly Ulbrich,  The Pooch Coach