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Separation Anxiety Solutions

Separation Anxiety Solutions

Solving Separation Anxiety Solving separation anxiety can be tough. Acting destructive or barking and crying when left alone is often a combination of demand behavior and anxiety. At Zen Dog Training, the most important lesson for solving separation anxiety is having...
The Secret to Teaching Your Dog to Stop Jumping!

The Secret to Teaching Your Dog to Stop Jumping!

Is your dog a jumper? Many dog owners have trouble with happy, over-excited dogs who greet people on the street and visitors by jumping up in excitement. At Zen Dog Training we have the ideal training solution for almost effortless obedience! Why do dogs jump up? Dogs...
The Power of Treats!

The Power of Treats!

Meet Max! Max is a 16 week old Mini Schnauzer puppy. Max and his family, live in a large apartment building, with many people coming and going, deliveries happening, and other dogs. Currently, Max cowers, runs away, and often barks outside while on walks. It is extra...
Aussie Shepherds Nipping at Your Nose?

Aussie Shepherds Nipping at Your Nose?

Ouch! That’s my nose! Kenny is a one-year old Australian shepherd rescue from Mississippi, with a loving personality and boundless energy. But, Kenny came to us with little in the way of manners. He took to his training quickly and was house-trained, learned...
To Look, or Not to Look?

To Look, or Not to Look?

To Look, or Not to Look? You have probably heard many people say that “A dog is a man’s best friend,” or “I like dogs more because of the unconditional love they give.”  If you have had a dog before, you know that both of those statements are pretty close to true. We...
Three’s a Crowd

Three’s a Crowd

How To Teach an Older Dog to Stop Sleeping in the Bed Meet Daisy, an adorable and loving seven-year old Shih Tzu who was raised and cared for by her mom, Marina, since she was a puppy.  Daisy is quite the lucky and well-loved pup; she rarely leaves Marina’s side. She...
How to Break the Ice with a Shy Dog

How to Break the Ice with a Shy Dog

Break the Ice with Treats Using treats can help break the ice between a fearful dog and scary experiences like meeting new people and or guests to the home. Meet Nash! Nash is a sweet Catahoula leopard dog mix, who is playful with people he knows but shy and fearful...
The Secret to Dog Training

The Secret to Dog Training

Want to Know the Secret to Successful Dog Training? The secret is: only train when you can control the outcome. In other words, choosing the right time to train is important. When you are in the middle of something and your dog misbehaves, you may not have time to...
Crate Training Your New Puppy

Crate Training Your New Puppy

Meet Bruin! Meet Bruin, an 11-week-old golden doodle puppy. He lives with Mathew and Nancy, and his young human siblings Daniel and Susan. Bruin, like the kids, is full of playful energy! Bruin is a young puppy who is still learning the ropes, in the crate, he cries...
Mastering The 7 Essential Puppy Training Lessons

Mastering The 7 Essential Puppy Training Lessons

Zen Dog Training In order to successfully bring a new dog into your home, you must first master these 7 Essential Puppy Training Lessons. House Training Teaching your dog Where and When to Go to the bathroom is an essential part of successfully bringing a dog into...