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Rehabilitating Shy, Fearful, Reactive or Protective Dogs

Rehabilitating Shy, Fearful, Reactive or Protective Dogs

Solving dog reactivity or helping a shy/fearful dog become less nervous follows the same training plan. You must teach your dog to be relaxed and calm with all people, places, things, and other dogs they meet. Essentially, if your dog is shy, or acting aggressively,...
How to Have a Zen Dog Podcast — Leash Lessons

How to Have a Zen Dog Podcast — Leash Lessons

How to Have a Zen Dog is a podcast that gives listeners the inside story about the Zen Dog Training approach and explains many of our methods and techniques so you can try Zen Dog Training at home with your dog. This episode covers leash walking, including the right...
The Zen Dog Way

The Zen Dog Way

Zen Dog Training Way Manage  |  Train  |  Interrupt  — these 3 training options encompass the Zen Dog Training approach. Zen Dog Training Options:  Managing to prevent an unwanted behavior or ideally, create a teachable moment. Training using positive reinforcement,...
How to Socialize a Puppy to Touch

How to Socialize a Puppy to Touch

Torture your Puppy?! When it comes to raising a Zen Dog, there are 7 Essential Puppy Lessons every new owner must master. However, the lesson that is most important to veterinarians, groomers, parents and owners who want their dog to grow into a canine good citizen...
Why Zen Dog Training?

Why Zen Dog Training?

The methods you choose for training your dog matter. Dog training in general has boiled down into two camps, with the all-positive-all-the-time (think: treats and clickers) at one extreme and on the other side, alpha-dog methods that encourage “dominance or...
Dog Daycare Best Practices

Dog Daycare Best Practices

Successful dog daycares understand canine body language and have a systematic process to evaluate potential dogs. Staff members have the resources to determine which dogs are a good fit for the group, and know what types of temperament and play styles tend to do...
To Look, or Not to Look?

To Look, or Not to Look?

To Look, or Not to Look? You have probably heard many people say that “A dog is a man’s best friend,” or “I like dogs more because of the unconditional love they give.”  If you have had a dog before, you know that both of those statements are pretty close to true. We...
Three’s a Crowd

Three’s a Crowd

How To Teach an Older Dog to Stop Sleeping in the Bed Meet Daisy, an adorable and loving seven-year old Shih Tzu who was raised and cared for by her mom, Marina, since she was a puppy.  Daisy is quite the lucky and well-loved pup; she rarely leaves Marina’s side. She...