Testimonials

Jumping and biting kids!

Trainer : Julie Mendelsohn

Julie was great sharing immense and valuable knowledge and the recommendation in the treats. We took your advice today with Pluto — he was awesome afterwards! He has also stopped jumping, it’s amazing how fast he is responding. Abby is so grateful!...

First-time dog owners

Trainer : Neil Simmons

As a nervous first-time dog owner, I have been continuously comforted by the support from Zen Dog. I have been working with Neil, both with an in-home consultation, as well as puppy class. Neil is straight forward, yet gentle with the dogs. He is also practical and...

Fear-Free Dog Training!

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

We have a new puppy and Gordon has been a life-saver! He was able to come to our house the week I called him, which was so helpful. He helped us plan out a good training schedule for our puppy and we are looking forward to future visits with Zen Dog Training. He gave...

Training a New Rescue Dog

Training a New Rescue Dog

Trainer : Emily Fleming

I worked with Emily and can’t recommend ZDT or her enough! I have a new young energetic rescue dog and Emily gave me all the tools I needed to feel more in control and train her. We talked a lot about potty training, crate training, polite manners, walking on a...

Training Hank, a high-energy puppy!

Training Hank, a high-energy puppy!

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

My husband and I had our first training session with Gordon today. We have a 4.5 month old puppy and we were looking for someone who used positive reinforcement and could train us to train Hank (our dog). This was a great experience! Gordon taught us a bunch of...

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

My family got a 8 week old puppy a month ago and the best thing we did in prep was to get the puppy training package at Zen Dog Training. Gordon at Zen Dog knows a ton about dogs (and people) and is easy to work with.  He helped us prioritize what to focus on and...

Puppy Training

Trainer : Emily Fleming

We had a wonderful experience working with Emily Fleming at Zen Dog. Our sheepadoodle puppy started off relatively well-behaved, so we didn’t think we had that much to do. But we were totally shocked by how much he still had to learn and everything we were able...

Training a Boston Terrier Puppy

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

We used Zen Dog Training within the first few weeks of getting our Boston Terrier puppy. We were so happy with the results! Boston Terriers are known for being tough to train, but Gordon gave us really helpful techniques that were easy to implement (which was great...

Positive Reinforcement training made a big difference

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

We had a great experience with Gordon’s puppy class in Arlington! He’s so knowledgeable and patient, and he balances the class so that the puppies get to practice their training, but also get to play and socialize while Gordon watches. The socialization...

Puppy Class with Neil

Trainer : Neil Simmons

If I could give 6 stars I would. My wife and I just completed the 6 session puppy class with Neil and it was fantastic. The main draw for the classes is the socialization with other young pups, but we still learned plenty from Neil that wasn’t covered in our one...