Author: Gordon Fontaine

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...
Teach Your Dog to Stop Jumping!

Teach 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 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...
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 listed below, with links for more information and explained in detail in our New Puppy Guide. House Training Teaching your dog...

Becoming a Zen Dog Trainer

Do you want to be a 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. At Zen Dog Training, we are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, individuals who want...
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...
Bonding With Your Dog

Bonding With Your Dog

How to Bond With Your New Puppy! You want your puppy to bond with you and your family. Bonding is especially important with new puppies, shy dogs, and if you have children. Being proactive with socialization exercises will help your dog learn to bond with ALL members...
What is Zen Dog Training?

What is Zen Dog Training?

Zen Dog Training is about communication, trust, and mutual understanding. Our proven-to-work methods are based on positive-reinforcement and never rely on pain or fear avoidance. Zen Dog Training is focused on encouraging the entire family to participate in fun games...
Help! My dog is barking!

Help! My dog is barking!

Barking is an Important Form of Communication Dogs bark as way to ‘talk’ with other dogs and communicate with us. In your house, your dog uses his super-sensitive awareness, hearing, sense of smell…to alert the pack of possible danger. At the same...