The Pooch Coach

(415) 643-3333 | View Website

642 28th Street, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94131

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The Pooch Coach

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Any Dog. Any Problem. Private dog training and behavior modification. Specializing in all types of aggression & separation anxiety.

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Recommends
5 months ago

Beverly worked with me and my 1 year-old cattle dog, Bulleit, for nearly a year. Her help with training was revolutionary. For one, it's self-led. So although many people may get through the training scenarios faster than me, Beverly was very patient to work with us at our pace and with my challenging schedule. With her help, I was able to gain the confidence and skill to work with my dog while horse back riding. Bulleit had been around horses since her birth but suddenly started to lunge aggressively when she was 6 months old. It was a nightmare. When I met with Beverly, we started at the very beginning, reinforcing commands that Bulleit first learned in puppy class. Building consistency was critical. It took a lot of patience on my part to work on the basics when I really wanted to get out to the beach and ride. But I trusted Beverly and she was 100% correct in her approach. After 10 months, I now can ride with my dog alongside me. I trust my dog in any situation. The training was the best investment I made all year and I've recommended Beverly to numerous people since. Thanks Beverly!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yeah Beverly! – Beverly helped me and my dog so much and was very kind and patient with me. I had some physical problems that made me take a long time to get through the program, but Beverly stuck with me and now my dog and I are so happy! I definitely recommend her!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Blessed to have Bev! – I have a beautiful rescue dog that had a lot of fear aggression to the point where snapping would take place when he felt threatened or in danger.

Bev took the time with me to go over the reasons why this was happening, what she would be doing as a trainer, what she expected of me as a pet owner and how my dog would fall in line if I stuck to the program. I immediately saw positive changes and behaviors after following Bev's instruction.

She would go on walks with me, demonstrate EXACTLY what to do in this situation or that situation and probably spent more time than she should have with all my neurotic questioning. Not to mention I would call her constantly with questions on what to do IF this happened or THAT happened. I too am not a big fan of prong collars, however, I trusted in Bev's knowledge of dogs, their physicality and the one she suggested (actually gave me) did not hurt him at all. The moment that collar went on him during our walks, he was a changed dog.

Nearly two years later, I am still calling asking for her help when *I* have not lived up to my bargain in keeping up the constant training with my dog. Bev does have a "to the point" mentality and could come across as harsh or non-caring. But, she HAS to be that way when dog owners do not live up to their end of the bargain and the seriousness involved. It's not the DOG, it's the owner!

She is giving of herself and devotes a lot of her time and energy to helping dogs, helping rescues and helping owners learn how to become better "parents." I am blessed to have found her!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

can't belive she is still around – Please save your money! It has been 3 years or so since I had my exp with her-Iit stilll gies me the creeps to think about it- an incredible waste of money- she takes your checks and then you never can get any help from her- she tells you to come to her group lessons. very manipulative person-stay away unless you like to be abused. Check out how well her dog is trained BTW

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

She's a life saver! – I've been working with Beverly off and on for almost 2 years now. She volunteers her time with our rescue group and works with "problem" foster dogs to get them in shape for adoption. She's always generous with her time and really knows her stuff. I've also used her for my own dog when he started exhibiting mild aggression towrds certain other dogs. I think in order to work well with Beverly, you have to be committed to doing the homework. It seems some people feel it was her job to call them to check on them. But what teacher calls all of his or her students to make sure they are working on their homework? And, she HAS proactively followed up with special cases with me several times. But, otherwise, I realize she is busy and I call her with questions or problems. That's all anyone has to do, and she'll be there. No one that I know has had anything but good things to say about The Pooch Coach! I highly recommend her.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

dog training – I first met Beverly through my volunteer work with P.A.W.S. Every Friday for two years I walked a client's two large Labmixes. Other members of our team and myself had complained of the dogs' lack of training and certain behavioral problems. Specifically excitability around skateboarders, cyclists, and other dogs. P.A.W.S. arrainged for our team and dogs to meet with Beverly on a Sunday @ Dolores park. Personally, I was a little resentful because I didn't expect one session to accomplish anything. Instead I was blown away by Beverly's ability to change old behaviors within the first ten minutes. One year later these dogs still act like they went to finishing school. Recently I adopted Edward, a one-year old from A.C.C. He came with some bad habits including straining on the leash and jumping up on people. I called The Pooch Coach and again Beverly amazed me with her expertise. The lessons learned during sessions and individualized take-home notes actually made Edward and my training times fun and part of the bonding experience. I and my back can't thank Beverly enough or recommend her more highly. L. Doss

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I'm a fan! – I recently attended a fundraiser that Beverly (The Pooch Coach) put together for Share-A-Pet, a pet therapy organization. In speaking with people there, and meeting Beverly myself, it was clear that this woman is a mover and a shaker - and a giver. Wow! She put the event together, paid for everything, and then donated every cent brought in to the charity. People could not stop talking about how great she was as a person, how much she's helped them, or saved some foster dog from doom, etc. I also got to meet several dogs she trained (who were there with their peeps), and they were so well-behaved and pleasant! Not one item of food was stolen from nose-level! And her dog, who was sick (poor thing - Beverly let her sleep in her soft crate for most of the night), was delightful as well. Beverly is someone to aspire to be like... I am definitely a fan!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Don't miss an opportunity to work with The Pooch Coach! – The Pooch Coach was wonderful. She saved my dog and my marriage. My dog behaves so well - and my husband is so glad! She was patient with us and she explained things very well - and was often funny, too! We really enjoyed working with her. But most importantly, our Grimly is a new, safe happy dog. I can't believe how comfortable he is now. He was so afraid, anxious and even aggressive at times. Now, he's a confident non-problematic dog. We enjoy long walks as a family every night - something we only dreamed about before working with The Pooch Coach. I HIGHLY recommend her!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A knowledgeable trainer – Beverly is professional and knows what she's doing. I was impressed with everything she knew and her ability to explain it to everyone (we had myself, my husband and my mother at most of the lessons). Our bulldog, Nadine, is doing wonderfully now after all of our work together. I am very pleased with the results and the program itself. Don't miss out on the opportunity to work with someone who really knows her stuff and will surely help you.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Keep looking for another trainer! – Like many others who have hired Beverly I had high hopes, escpecially since the cost was over $1000.00. Unfortunately like some of the other reviewers, I don't feel that I got what I paid for. She was was mean to my dog, mean to me and overall did not project a great attitude. Of course, when she came to my home the first time it was a totally different ball game. It's only after you pay the money, which she requires up front that things change.

over a year ago

Hello. I am sorry you were dissatisfied with my services. I wish you would have come to me first. What can I do to make you satisfied? Would you like to meet again and give me your feedback? If not, would you like a refund? I don't want you to feel poorly about my service. Please let me know what I can do to make things right with you. Thank you, Beverly bju@poochcoach.com 415-643-3333

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