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Bonding With Your Dog or Puppy

Bonding With Your Dog or Puppy

How to Bond With Your Dog or Puppy Speed up the bonding process with your dog or new puppy by being proactive with socialization exercises that build your dog’s trust and confidence.  Trust between you and your dog is earned with positive experiences. Your dog must...
Puppy First Night + Crate Training

Puppy First Night + Crate Training

Here are a few puppy training tips to help you navigate the first night you bring home your new puppy home including how to introduce them to their crate. For a complete guide to everything you need to master with a new puppy, check out our New Puppy Guide.   ...
How to Rid your Dog of Fleas

How to Rid your Dog of Fleas

I asked Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help me come up with a plan to “rid my dog of fleas” but I didn’t like the answer I got. So, better than what you can find with AI, here is the Zen Dog Training version of how to rid your dog of fleas! First, contact your...
Rehabilitating Shy, Fearful, Reactive or Protective Dogs

Rehabilitating Shy, Fearful, Reactive or Protective Dogs

Solving dog reactivity or helping a shy/fearful dog become less nervous follows the same training plan. You must teach your dog to be relaxed and calm with all people, places, things, and other dogs they meet. Essentially, if your dog is shy, or acting aggressively,...
How to Have a Zen Dog Podcast — Leash Lessons

How to Have a Zen Dog Podcast — Leash Lessons

How to Have a Zen Dog is a podcast that gives listeners the inside story about the Zen Dog Training approach and explains many of our methods and techniques so you can try Zen Dog Training at home with your dog. This episode covers leash walking, including the right...
These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on…PUPPIES!  You get the picture, these are a few of our favorite things. Since 2005 we have been working with people and the dogs they love and time after time we find ourselves recommending the same products, tools, and...
The Zen Dog Way

The Zen Dog Way

Zen Dog Training Way Manage  |  Train  |  Interrupt  — these 3 training options encompass Zen Dog Training You can learn more about the Zen Dog Training approach in our How to Have a Zen Dog Podcast. MANAGE Managing means focusing people on creating situations where...