Tag: zen dog training

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...
These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on…PUPPIES!  You get the picture, these are a few of our favorite things. Since 2005 we have been working with people and the dogs they love and time after time we find ourselves recommending the same products, tools, and...
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,...
Solving Puppy Play Biting

Solving Puppy Play Biting

You can teach your dog to stop play biting in as little as 2-3 weeks! All it takes is the right methods, a great training plan, and an understanding of why dogs play bite in the first place. Puppies explore the world with their mouths. They nip, bite, and put...
When (and How) to listen to your dog

When (and How) to listen to your dog

“You cannot share your life with a dog…and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings” — Jane Goodall. If you are a dog owner you probably agree with Jane. It has been proven that dogs have learned to read our actions and...
Being Your Dog’s Alpha

Being Your Dog’s Alpha

Do you have to be the Alpha? Many people have heard that in order to train a dog, you must become their “alpha,” based on the belief that dogs are descended from wolves and need a strong pack leader (alpha). Even popular TV shows like The Dog Whisperer have...