Testimonials

Satisfied Clients!

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

Gordon is an absolute gem! He is so knowledgeable but down to earth; he really took a lot of our stress away over our two sessions. He is a breath of fresh air from some of the more elitist dog trainers and owners we have interacted with. We appreciated his calm but...

Jack the Golden Doodle

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

Zen Dog has been great to work with as we train our Golden Doodle, Jack. Jack is a smart and energetic 1.5 year old who was always pulling on the leash and overly excited and jumpy meeting new people when we first adopted him. Working with Gordon, we’ve learned...

Fun (and Informative) Dog Training!

Fun (and Informative) Dog Training!

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

I never knew dog training could be so much fun! We recently adopted our very first puppy, a 10 week old Boston Terrier, and our vet recommended Zen Dog. I wasn’t sure what to expect for an in-home training session, but it was really the right decision for us....

Fear-Free Dog Training!

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

We have a new puppy and Gordon has been a life-saver! He was able to come to our house the week I called him, which was so helpful. He helped us plan out a good training schedule for our puppy and we are looking forward to future visits with Zen Dog Training. He gave...

Training Hank, a high-energy puppy!

Training Hank, a high-energy puppy!

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

My husband and I had our first training session with Gordon today. We have a 4.5 month old puppy and we were looking for someone who used positive reinforcement and could train us to train Hank (our dog). This was a great experience! Gordon taught us a bunch of...

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

My family got a 8 week old puppy a month ago and the best thing we did in prep was to get the puppy training package at Zen Dog Training. Gordon at Zen Dog knows a ton about dogs (and people) and is easy to work with.  He helped us prioritize what to focus on and...

Training a Boston Terrier Puppy

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

We used Zen Dog Training within the first few weeks of getting our Boston Terrier puppy. We were so happy with the results! Boston Terriers are known for being tough to train, but Gordon gave us really helpful techniques that were easy to implement (which was great...

Positive Reinforcement training made a big difference

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

We had a great experience with Gordon’s puppy class in Arlington! He’s so knowledgeable and patient, and he balances the class so that the puppies get to practice their training, but also get to play and socialize while Gordon watches. The socialization...

New Puppy Training

New Puppy Training

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

Gordon is great. I could stop there, but I won’t. We first heard about ZDT from a neighbor who suggested we look them up. Our Dog walkers were familiar with Gordon’s name and knew someone who had used him in the past who had positive results. I then took...

New Puppy Training

New Puppy Training

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

It was so great having you over for a training session with Lola. Your techniques are useful, effective, and to the point. You’ve decoded the language of dogs and simplified it for everyday use! I’m impressed with your ability and gift. I think the most...