As new dog owners, we knew we needed help in training our whippet puppy, Zoe, but we also needed help in how to do that training. We had no idea what we were doing.  Zen Dog’s positive reinforcement techniques worked on Zoe right away and she learned the basic commands quickly.

More importantly, Nayiri instructed us on our actions as owners, explaining to us that Zoe would be looking to us for clues on how to behave, and that she would react to our words, actions, and emotional responses as we worked through training.

I was very impressed with Nayiri’s dedication to the dogs she trained.  She repeatedly invited us to call her or email her with any questions.  After finding out Zoe had been injured weeks after our time together was over, she called us to give us tips on how to make Zoe’s recovery easier on her and on us.

Thanks to Nayiri, Zoe is a happy, sociable puppy, and we are happy, confident owners.

—Kelly, Kevin + Zoe the whippet