Tag: separation anxiety

Understanding Dogs

Understanding Dogs

The nature of how dogs learn must be considered when training Dogs learn by trial and error. In the wild or in people’s homes, they are motivated by figuring out what works and what doesn’t work. Contrary to what some people say, they don’t feel guilt the way humans...
Resources for Newly Adopted Dogs

Resources for Newly Adopted Dogs

Bringing a new rescue dog into your home can be difficult, as shelter dogs, older dogs, and puppies often need help getting adjusted to their new home. Typical problem behaviors that newly adopted dogs tend to struggle with are: Separation Anxiety, Resource Guarding,...
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...
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...
The Secret to Dog Training

The Secret to Dog Training

Want to Know the Secret to Successful Dog Training? The secret is: only train when you can control the outcome. In other words, choosing the right time to train is important. When you are in the middle of something and your dog misbehaves, you may not have time to...
Crate Training Your New Puppy

Crate Training Your New Puppy

Meet Bruin! Meet Bruin, an 11-week-old golden doodle puppy. He lives with Mathew and Nancy, and his young human siblings Daniel and Susan. Bruin, like the kids, is full of playful energy! Bruin is a young puppy who is still learning the ropes, in the crate, he cries...
Mastering The 7 Essential Puppy Training Lessons

Mastering The 7 Essential Puppy Training Lessons

Zen Dog Training In order to successfully bring a new dog into your home, you must first master these 7 Essential Puppy Training Lessons listed below, with links for more information and explained in detail in our New Puppy Guide. House Training Teaching your dog...