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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 recently moved with his family to a big city and has had trouble adjusting to the loud, busy city. In his new home, he has been acting protective, barking at guests, and even jumping at young children who were running down the street. He seems to be...
Leash and Chill!

Leash and Chill!

Meet Mason! Mason is a 10 month old Labrador/Pit mix. Mason is very willful and demanding of attention. He likes to chase his owner’s cats, jumps up on his owners and guests, and barks to demand food, or as a way to “ask” to be let outside or play. Mason’s owners have...
Set-up For Success

Set-up For Success

Meet Koda! Koda is a 4 year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. Koda’s family has already seen Koda bite several people before calling Zen Dog Training for help. The bites were not severe however his biting was definitely a problem that needed fixing!  Even worse, a...
Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

A Guide to Crate Training a Puppy Meet Jake. He is a sweet but fearful Portuguese Water dog. During the first week that they had this little guy, Alex and Nelly experienced Jake chewing his way out of his first crate! Granted, this crate was soft walled (made of nylon...
How to Teach Your Dog to Check-In

How to Teach Your Dog to Check-In

How to Teach Your Dog to Check-in With You To teach your dog to check-in, start in a small, quiet room with a hungry dog and some treats your dog really likes. The idea is to be silent and wait for your dog to do the work, so just sit in a chair and ignore your dog....

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Consider a career as a Zen Dog Trainer If you are interested in a rewarding and lucrative career as a dog training professional, then you should consider becoming a Zen Dog Trainer. Join our team and learn the most advanced training methods in the industry! Zen Dog...
Socializing Your New Puppy

Socializing Your New Puppy

Meet Le Le! Le Le is an adorable, 13-week-old, Labrador retriever. Le Le is playful and can be timid. Like so many new puppy parents, Le Le’s have heard about the importance of socializing a new puppy.  They wanted to know: what is socialization, how do you do it, and...
Check-in’s Teach Your Dog to Look to You for Guidance.

Check-in’s Teach Your Dog to Look to You for Guidance.

Mutual awareness is an important part of you and your dogs relationship – it is the essence of inter-species communication. With the right training plan, you can improve how you communicate with your dog by teaching your dog to “check-in” with you. What is a Check-in?...
Teach Your Dog to Heel

Teach Your Dog to Heel

Why Heel? This is an Ask Strategy. It teaches your dog that good things happen when they walk next to you. A heel command can help distract a nervous or reactive dog from getting worked up. The Goal of Heel Teach your dog to walk next to you on command. Great for...