Tag: Zen Dog

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 Zen Dog Training   MANAGE Managing means focusing people on creating situations where they control the outcome. This option depends on people optimizing the environment so...
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...
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...
New Puppy Guide

New Puppy Guide

This new puppy guide is designed for people who want to train the Zen Dog way and learn the most important steps puppy owners should take, what lessons to focus on, pitfalls to avoid—and can be read in less than ten minutes! The goal at Zen Dog Training is to offer...
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...
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...
New Puppy Shopping Guide

New Puppy Shopping Guide

Bringing a new puppy into your life is exciting! With new puppy owners, the question we hear the most is: how do you integrate a puppy into the home and quickly teach them the rules? In some ways, preparing for a new puppy is similar to preparing for a new baby; there...