In Home Training
Results that will last a lifetime
Zen Dog Training is simple and effective! By combining our easy-to-learn methods into your dog’s daily routine (mealtimes, walks, regular pet/play sessions) you will discover 2-3 visits are all it takes to get your dog trained!
We are confident our methods work, because our #1 priority is YOU! Our focus is people training. Often simple changes in your dog’s daily routine can help you control outcomes to more easily teach new behaviors and stop unwanted behaviors at the same time!
Helping you and the people who interact with your dog create an environment for success is the key to successful training. Our trainers provide step-by-step instructions in easy to read and share “Games and Solutions” so training is fun for both you and your dog!
Customized Training Plan
Every dog is different and every client has different needs. Training visits are customized to your dog’s breed, age, personality, and temperament, but also, to your goals, learning style, family size, and can include special training goals (agility, therapy dog, off-leash obedience).
Zen Dog Training methods go beyond positive reinforcement. Our clients learn how to train their dog with compassion and mutual understanding, not force, corrections, or anger. Positive reinforcement training is combined with gentle interrupt techniques to curb bad behavior, to help your dog learn with less stress and confusion.
We get more done in 2 hours than other trainers do in 2 weeks!
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10-Minute Telephone Consultation!
Puppy + Package
Our most popular combination package for dogs 18 weeks or younger:
- In-Home Training Visit (2 hour visit) + 6 Week Group Class
- Zen Dog Training: Group Classes
- Puppy Assessment and Breed Specific behavior tips
- Customized Puppy Training Plan
- Free Access to the Puppy Boot Camp — $27 Value
- Free Access to the Video Solution Center — $97 Value
- Zen Dog Training Comics and modern methods to gently stop unwanted behavior!
Includes: (1) In-Home Visit + 6 week Group Class, Puppy Boot Camp, Comics, and Video Solution Center
Initial Behavioral Consultation is a 2-hour everything-you-need-to-know visit. We help you better understand your dog and based on your goals and needs, create a customized training plan designed for your dog’s breed and temperament.
You’ll learn the most effective ways to quickly teach obedience, as well as, how to stop behavior problems using our proven methods!
Initial Consultation Includes:
- 2 Hour Behavior Consultation and Temperament Evaluation
- Customized Training Plan for your dog and unique situation
- Handouts / Lessons / Training Games / Zen Dog Training Comic Books
- Industry’s best fear-free interrupt methods to solve any problem behavior!
- Electronic access to all of Zen Dog Training PDF’s
- Membership to our Video Solution Center ($97 value!)
Follow-up visits typically last 90 minutes. These hands-on sessions reinforce lessons, ensure important details are not missed, and help you find ways to implement training in real world settings.
- 75 Minute Follow-up Visit — $140
- 1 Hour Follow-up Visit — $125
- Virtual Session — $125 One-Hour Virtual Session
All training packages include:
- Personalized coaching from a certified Zen Dog Trainer
- Customized training plan
- Printed Training Comics, Solutions, and Guides
- Post visit follow-up lessons
- Electronic version of all our training Games and Solutions
- Video Solution Center. Access to client-only online resource that includes over 100 training videos! ($97 Value)
TWO VISIT PACKAGE
Discounted package for newly adopted adult dogs and puppies. Includes (2) Visits: Initial Consultation with a customized training plan and (1) 75-minute follow- up.
Includes: (2) Visits, Training Plan, ZDT Comics & Access to Video Solution Center
Reactive Dog (2 visit)
Reactive and aggressive dog training is harder than traditional dog and puppy training. Trainers need more time during each visit and need to make extra time for phone calls and emails to follow up on progress.
There is an additional charge for training reactive dogs. For example, the 2 Visit Package for a reactive dog is $370, the 3 Visit Package for a reactive dog is $495.
Zen Dog Academy
(Puppy Day School)
Send your puppy to us for Puppy Day School!
We can take your puppy (up to 8 months old) for day training with one of our trainers. These 4 hour sessions are held at our Somerville location (391 Medford St.) and include obedience training, socialization experiences*, crate training, house training and fixing puppy behaviors such as play biting, jumping up, and pulling on the leash.
3 week program (2 visits per week) — $900
4 week program (2 visits per week) — $1,100
3 week program (3 visits per week) — $1,200
4 week program (3 visits per week) — $1,400
Programs include (2) one-on-one 1-hour transfer sessions with you so everyone in your family knows what to do to continue the training at home.
*Socialization experiences will help your puppy become comfortable with new people, places, and things to increase confidence. Supervised play time with other well-socialized puppies will be included as well.
Three Visit Package
Includes (3) In-Home Visits from your trainer: Initial consultation, customized
training plan, and (2) follow-up visits.
Includes: (3) Visits, Training Plan, ZDT Comics & Access to Video Solution Center
Six Visit Package
Includes (6) In-Home Visits from your trainer: Initial consultation, customized
training plan, and (5) follow-up visits.
Includes: (6) Visits, Training Plan, ZDT Comics & Access to Video Solution Center
One Year Program (Ultimate Dog)
Includes (12) In-Home Visits: The initial consultation, customized training plan, and (11) follow-up visits. This package is perfect for people who know they want extra help training their dog. Monthly visits for an entire year ensure consistency and follow through to make sure you meet and exceed your training goals.
Includes: (12) In-Home Visits, Training Plan & Video Solution Center
(Two Hour Initial Consultation)
- 90 Minutes — $160
- 75 Minutes — $140
- 1 Hour — $125
Note: Night/Weekend appointments are an extra $25 per appointment.
Zen Dog Training can help with: New puppy training, obedience, teaching commands, and solving problem behaviors such as, excessive barking, begging, play biting, jumping up, leash walking, table surfing, destructive behaviors, chewing, digging and separation anxiety, demand behaviors, house training and more.