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Socialization Tips for New Puppy Owners

Socialization Tips for New Puppy Owners

If you are a well-read new puppy owner you know the Socialization Period for puppies is between the ages of 3-14 weeks. This is the time in their lives when they are the most open and accepting to new experiences, people, places, and things. During this critical...
Why Zen Dog Training?

Why Zen Dog Training?

The methods you choose for training your dog matter. Dog training in general has boiled down into two camps, with the all-positive-all-the-time (think: treats and clickers) at one extreme and on the other side, alpha-dog methods that encourage “dominance or...
New Puppy Shopping Guide

New Puppy Shopping Guide

Bringing a new puppy into your life is exciting! With new puppy owners, the question we hear the most is: how do you integrate a puppy into the home and quickly teach them the rules? In some ways, preparing for a new puppy is similar to preparing for a new baby; there...
Resources for Newly Adopted Dogs

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...