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New Puppy Guide

New Puppy Guide

Thousands of videos and books have been made explaining Everything you need to know, before and after, getting a new puppy, from the original by that name, written by Dr. Ian Dunbar, to other fantastic books like Dr. Sophia Yin’s Perfect Puppy in 7 days. This new...

Virtual Dog Training – Private and Group

Zen Dog Training offers virtual group puppy classes and private sessions! Group puppy classes meet once-a-week for one hour. During the 6-week class people are encouraged to participate with their dog in weekly live sessions, practice homework during the week and send...
Understanding Dogs

Understanding Dogs

The nature of how dogs learn must be considered when training Dogs learn by trial and error. In the wild or in people’s homes, they are motivated by figuring out what works and what doesn’t work. Contrary to what some people say, they don’t feel guilt the way humans...
How to Socialize a Puppy to Touch

How to Socialize a Puppy to Touch

Torture your Puppy?! When it comes to raising a Zen Dog, there are 7 Essential Puppy Lessons every new owner must master. However, the lesson that is most important to veterinarians, groomers, parents and owners who want their dog to grow into a canine good citizen...
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...