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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, creating a teachable moment. Training using positive reinforcement,...
New Puppy Guide

New Puppy Guide

Puppy Training 101 — the most important steps to take when training your puppy, including the best methods to use and common pitfalls to avoid! Other new puppy training resources include Mastering the 7 Essential Puppy Lessons, a summary of the most important...
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...
Separation Anxiety Solutions

Separation Anxiety Solutions

Solving Separation Anxiety Solving separation anxiety can be easy if you have the right training plan. Acting destructive or barking and crying when left alone is often a combination of demand behavior and anxiety. At Zen Dog Training, the most important lesson for...
Aussie Shepherds Nipping at Your Nose?

Aussie Shepherds Nipping at Your Nose?

Ouch! That’s my nose! Kenny is a one-year old Australian shepherd rescue from Mississippi, with a loving personality and boundless energy. But, Kenny came to us with little in the way of manners. He took to his training quickly and was house-trained, learned...
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...