Training Blog

Resources for Newly Adopted Dogs

Bringing a new rescue dog into your home can be difficult, as shelter dogs, older dogs, and puppies often need help getting adjusted to their new home. Typical problem behaviors that newly adopted dogs tend to struggle with are: Separation Anxiety, Resource Guarding,...
Zen Dog Training – Methods

Zen Dog Training – Methods

Controlling outcomes by Rewarding, Interrupting, Preventing, Ignoring, and Managing. A Zen Human Makes a Zen Dog Zen Dog Training is focused on how we as people interact with our dogs—which is the key to successful training. Our Games and Solutions are carefully...
Dog Daycare Best Practices

Dog Daycare Best Practices

Successful dog daycares understand canine body language and have a systematic process to evaluate potential dogs. Staff members have the resources to determine which dogs are a good fit for the group, and know what types of temperament and play styles that should be...
Resource Guarding Solutions

Resource Guarding Solutions

Is your dog a resource guarder? Have you ever seen your dog hoarding food or guarding an object? Does your dog growl when you get close to their food, or refuse to give up a toy? If that is so, your dog is a resource guarder. Luckily, Zen Dog Training offers useful...
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 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...