Training Blog

Preparing Your Dog for a Baby

Preparing Your Dog for a Baby

Congratulations on the new – two legged – addition to your family! As you know, your world is about to change and even more so for your dog. Your pup is going to need time to adjust. Their normal routine is going to dramatically change and it is important to start the...
Solving Puppy Play Biting

Solving Puppy Play Biting

You can teach your dog to stop play biting in as little as 2-3 weeks! All it takes is the right methods, a great training plan, and an understanding of why dogs play bite in the first place. Puppies explore the world with their mouths. They nip, bite, and put...
When (and How) to listen to your dog

When (and How) to listen to your dog

“You cannot share your life with a dog…and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings” — Jane Goodall. If you are a dog owner you probably agree with Jane. It has been proven that dogs have learned to read our actions and...
Being Your Dog’s Alpha

Being Your Dog’s Alpha

Do you have to be the Alpha? Many people have heard that in order to train a dog, you must become their “alpha,” based on the belief that dogs are descended from wolves and need a strong pack leader (alpha). Even popular TV shows like The Dog Whisperer have...
New Puppy Guide

New Puppy Guide

This new puppy guide is designed for people who want to train the Zen Dog way and learn the most important steps puppy owners should take, what lessons to focus on, pitfalls to avoid—and can be read in less than ten minutes! The goal at Zen Dog Training is to offer...
Virtual Dog Training – Private and Group

Virtual Dog Training – Private and Group

Zen Dog Training offers virtual puppy and adult dog training with private sessions! Zen Dog Training offers Private Training Sessions. Packages can be all Virtual or include both Virtual and Outdoor sessions*: Virtual Training sessions “In-home sessions” – conducted...
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...