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Aussie Shepherds nipping at your nose?!

Aussie Shepherds nipping at your nose?!

Kenny is a real Dog’s dog. A one-year old Australian shepherd rescue from Mississippi, with a loving personality, boundless energy and adorable curiosity, Kenny came to us with little in the way of manners. With his super smarts (I am biased!), he took to his...
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 probably know that the majority of the time, both of those...
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, Susan, since she was a puppy. Daisy is quite the lucky and well-loved pup- she rarely leaves Susan’s side...
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 not to try to train your dog until you know you 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...
Crate training your new puppy

Crate training your new puppy

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 and demands...
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...
Reactive dog behavior?  Take a Yoga breath…

Reactive dog behavior? Take a Yoga breath…

Meet Mico! Mico is a very sweet 2 year old Anatolian Shepherd/Samoyed Mix, who’s just moved from Florida to the big city. He lives in an apartment building in Cambridge with his owners Donna and Jay. Mico has had trouble adapting to the noisy, busy city. In his...
Leash and Chill!

Leash and Chill!

Meet Mason, a 10 month old Labrador/Pit mix. Eldon and Libor have adopted this very cute, sweet dog, with a lot of puppy tendencies! Mason may be 10 months old, but is very willful and demanding of attention. He likes to chase his owner’s cats, jumps up on his owners...
Set Up For Success

Set Up For Success

Meet Koda, this 4 year old little fireball is a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix adopted 6 months ago. Koda’s family, 2 parents and 2 teenage daughters, had already seen Koda bite several people before calling Zen Dog Training for help. The bites were not severe...