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How to Break the Ice with a Shy Dog

How to Break the Ice with a Shy Dog

Break the Ice with Treats Using treats can help break the ice between a fearful dog and scary experiences like meeting new people and or guests to the home. Meet Nash! Nash is a sweet Catahoula leopard dog mix, who is playful with people he knows but shy and fearful...
The Secret to Dog Training

The Secret to Dog Training

Want to Know the Secret to Successful Dog Training? The secret is: only train when you can control the outcome. In other words, choosing the right time to train is important. When you are in the middle of something and your dog misbehaves, you may not have time to...
Crate Training Your New Puppy

Crate Training Your New Puppy

Meet Bruin! Meet Bruin, an 11-week-old golden doodle puppy. He lives with Mathew and Nancy, and his young human siblings Daniel and Susan. Bruin, like the kids, is full of playful energy! Bruin is a young puppy who is still learning the ropes, in the crate, he cries...
Mastering The 7 Essential Puppy Training Lessons

Mastering The 7 Essential Puppy Training Lessons

Zen Dog Training In order to successfully bring a new dog into your home, you must first master these 7 Essential Puppy Training Lessons. House Training Teaching your dog Where and When to Go to the bathroom is an essential part of successfully bringing a dog into...
Reactive Dog Behavior?  Take a Yoga Breath

Reactive Dog Behavior? Take a Yoga Breath

Meet Mico! Mico recently moved with his family to a big city and has had trouble adjusting to the loud, busy city. In his new home, he has been acting protective, barking at guests, and even jumping at young children who were running down the street. He seems to be...
Leash and Chill!

Leash and Chill!

Meet Mason! Mason is a 10 month old Labrador/Pit mix. Mason is very willful and demanding of attention. He likes to chase his owner’s cats, jumps up on his owners and guests, and barks to demand food, or as a way to “ask” to be let outside or play. Mason’s owners have...
Set-up For Success

Set-up For Success

Meet Koda! Koda is a 4 year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. Koda’s family has already seen Koda bite several people before calling Zen Dog Training for help. The bites were not severe however his biting was definitely a problem that needed fixing!  Even worse, a...
Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

A Guide to Crate Training a Puppy Meet Jake. He is a sweet but fearful Portuguese Water dog. During the first week that they had this little guy, Alex and Nelly experienced Jake chewing his way out of his first crate! Granted, this crate was soft walled (made of nylon...
How to Teach Your Dog to Check-In

How to Teach Your Dog to Check-In

How to Teach Your Dog to Check-in With You To teach your dog to check-in, start in a small, quiet room with a hungry dog and some treats your dog really likes. The idea is to be silent and wait for your dog to do the work, so just sit in a chair and ignore your dog....

Consider a Career as a Zen Dog Trainer

Do you want to be a Dog Trainer? If you are interested in a rewarding and lucrative career as a dog training professional, then you should consider becoming a Zen Dog Trainer. At Zen Dog Training, we are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, individuals who want...