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Bonding With Your Dog

Bonding With Your Dog

How to Bond With Your New Puppy! You want your puppy to bond with you and your family. Bonding is especially important with new puppies, shy dogs, and if you have children. Being proactive with socialization exercises will help your dog learn to bond with ALL members...
Respectful Training for the Demanding Puppy

Respectful Training for the Demanding Puppy

Presenting Ziggy! He is an adorable, 12-week-old Irish Terrier/Poodle mix.  Ziggy is a bit timid, but demanding.  He wanted everything from his owner:  he wanted her to play with him all the time, he wanted her to let him go outside all the time, and he wanted her to...
Total Recall

Total Recall

Meet Link! Link is a 4-year-old charming mixed breed. Link’s mom is moving to the UK and is looking for some off-leash tips and training for Link before they move. With an adult dog, the best way to teach off-leash control and Coming When Called (a.k.a. Recall) is to...
Leash Walking Your Puppy

Leash Walking Your Puppy

Meet Riggins! Riggins is a very handsome, 10-week-old, Rhodesian Ridgeback. Riggins’ parents contacted Zen Dog Training at 10 weeks to insure good walking habits. As an adult, Riggins is projected to be over 100 lbs, so having command of the walk is essential!...
Bark N’ Call

Bark N’ Call

Meet Teddy! Teddy is a one-year-old Poodle mix.  His parents have been concerned about Teddy’s barking at the door in their apartment building, and they called Zen Dog Training for some help! Teddy greeted us as he would ANY stranger in his home: with a lot of...
Shun That Diva

Shun That Diva

Meet Maya! Maya is a 12-week-old Golden Retriever.  This precious angel has everything going for her: looks, smarts, and a whole lotta love! Her parents were concerned about Maya’s mouthiness.  We explained that minor play biting and mouthing behaviors are normal and...
What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

Meet Rhodie! Rhodie is a 5-month-old Airedale Terrier. He is a typical high-energy puppy with all the usual goofy, floppy, silly behavior present and accounted for. Too Many Things to See and Smell Rhodie’s owner was concerned about his high-level of energy and lack...
Walking a Dog Who Wants to Chase Wildlife

Walking a Dog Who Wants to Chase Wildlife

Meet Snuggles! Snuggles is a recently adopted, 7-year-old Husky and a retired sled dog.  Snuggles lives up to her name as she is the sweetest, snuggly girl ever!  She is a working dog and knows all about being part of a sled team, but is learning some of the basic...
Multi-Lingual Dog Training

Multi-Lingual Dog Training

Meet Romeo! Romeo is a 4-month Pomeranian. We were delighted to be called to train this fluffy bundle of personality! His family wanted Romeo to be multi-lingual: he needed to learn his puppy basics in a household of three spoken languages from five different...
Crate Training for Independence

Crate Training for Independence

Presenting Lemon! This 4-month old Spaniel/Aussie Mix is quite a love bug!  Sweet as she is, her constant demands for attention are becoming problematic for her guardian who works from home. I Want Love! Lemon is not subtle with her requests for attention.  She...