Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are in full swing. The pools are filled, ice cream trucks circle the neighborhoods and the beach is calling our names. With the children home from school, how can a family use this time to improve bonding and obedience with the family dog? This month, we focus on games to […]

Springtime is Almost Here Again – Get ready for the Good Weather But Look Out For These Common Household Dangers


Spring is around the corner and we at K-9 Coach are thrilled!  Fresh air, blooming trees and flowers as well as perfect outdoor weather make us and our canine friends happier than ever. March is a busy time at K-9 Coach as it marks the time when pet companies worldwide launch their new pet products. […]

Holiday Puppy Season is Here!

At K-9 Coach, we are excited to celebrate this time of fellowship and fun with you, our clients. We look forward to the playful activity of the pups as it gets cooler.  We cherish the holiday cards we receive from you and we look forward to seeing you and your entire family as you drop […]

Halloween Safety

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love all the children in all their costumes, everyone running and laughing, the scary decorations, the parties and all that goes with the season of ghouls. However, when it comes to dogs, this is a holiday many of them would rather pass on and go straight to […]

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month

September is the American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership month. So, what exactly is “responsible dog ownership”? Ask ten people and you are likely to get ten different answers. This month, we take a look at the top five steps you can take to be the responsible dog owner your pup and your community need […]

Summer’s End – Back to School

Summer has come and gone so quickly! The school buses are running, backpacks are full and teachers are ready! School is back in session! While families are running around getting back into the rhythm of school time, dogs and puppies are finding themselves home alone for longer hours and not getting the attention or exercise […]

Ask The Coach – K-9 Coach Q&A

Recently we were interviewed by Our Town Magazine. You can see the full article online here >> OTM. How did K-9 Coach begin? I worked in the veterinarian field as a kennel technician, a veterinarian assistant and a surgical technician for many years. While in college, I also worked with a criminal attorney thinking I […]

Lessons from the Dog… Father’s Day Thoughts

Each year, at Father’s Day, I reflect for a bit about my son and our relationship. I wonder how I am doing as a dad. Am I loving enough, yet stern enough for him to know the rules and the consequences for breaking them? Am I supportive, but not enabling? Do I help make him […]

A Mother’s Love

When I started K-9 Coach some 15 years ago, I was the mother of four legged kids: Maggie, Mulligan, Munson and Lewis the cat. I have written about them many times. In fact, Maggie is the reason I started K-9 Coach. In the late summer of 2007, my son was born. Munson had passed. Dutch […]