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Shunishment

Shunishment

Meet Harvey! Harvey is a 2 year-old Great Dane/Labrador mix.  Harvey’s personality is as big as he is!  He is a lot of D-O-G, which is why his guardian requested Zen Dog Training to teach Harvey to stop constantly demanding attention from people. Despite a regular and...
Cat and Dog Introductions

Cat and Dog Introductions

Meet Simba! Simba is a playful, 6-month old, Labrador mix puppy. Simba’s guardians knew it was important to start training early so they contacted Zen Dog Training within 2 weeks of adoption. Early intervention is everything! One of their goals was to learn how to...
What is Zen Dog Training?

What is Zen Dog Training?

Zen Dog Training is about communication, trust, and mutual understanding. Our proven-to-work methods are based on positive-reinforcement and never rely on pain or fear avoidance. Zen Dog Training is focused on encouraging the entire family to participate in fun games...
Help! My dog is barking!

Help! My dog is barking!

Barking is an Important Form of Communication Dogs bark as way to ‘talk’ with other dogs and communicate with us. In your house, your dog uses his super-sensitive awareness, hearing, sense of smell…to alert the pack of possible danger. At the same...
Canine Social Graces

Canine Social Graces

Dog Park Etiquette Dog parks can be either a valuable resource for the urban dog owner or a serious nuisance.  It all depends on your point of view.   What it boils down to is etiquette.  If you understand dog park etiquette, and if other park users also understand...
Chance’s Separation Anxiety

Chance’s Separation Anxiety

Meet Chance! He is an incredibly sweet and adorable seven year old Beagle/Basset Hound mix. Chance’s owner’s contacted Zen Dog for help with Chance’s separation anxiety.  Their other dog had recently passed away and Chance was now having a hard time...
Help! My Dog Chews EVERYTHING!

Help! My Dog Chews EVERYTHING!

Please Stop Chewing! It’s a question we get all the time: “How do I make my dog stop chewing on X, Y, and Z?” The truth of the matter is that dogs are naturally inclined to chew. Dogs explore the world with their mouths the same way we explore and...
Socialization, featuring Shubie

Socialization, featuring Shubie

Meet Shubie! He is a 6 month old Australian Cattle Dog mix who is super smart and very eager to learn but also extra sensitive due to his breed. Shubie is sweet natured and curious but has found adjusting to his new home in the city with all the sights, sounds and new...
Training Tips for Traveling with your Dog

Training Tips for Traveling with your Dog

Planning a Trip With Your Dog? Traveling can be an exciting adventure for you and your dog, but a long car ride with little to no activity can also be stressful for your canine companion! Increasing your dog’s activity before a long trip is a great way to make...
Socialization to Touch, featuring Ernie

Socialization to Touch, featuring Ernie

Meet Ernie! Ernie is a 12 week old Field Spaniel, he’s not shy in the slightest and is as friendly as can be! There are lot’s of things to work on with a new puppy. One area people often forget is to teach their dog to tolerate human touch. At Zen Dog...