Testimonials

Building confidence with a nervous dog

Trainer : Julie Mendelsohn

Our 1 year old dog was becoming very nervous around new people and resource guarding. We contacted Zen Dog Training and we couldn’t be happier with our decision! Our trainer, Julie, came to our home and was extremely helpful. Julie explained the “why” for our dogs...

Satisfied Clients!

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

Gordon is an absolute gem! He is so knowledgeable but down to earth; he really took a lot of our stress away over our two sessions. He is a breath of fresh air from some of the more elitist dog trainers and owners we have interacted with. We appreciated his calm but...

Jack the Golden Doodle

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

Zen Dog has been great to work with as we train our Golden Doodle, Jack. Jack is a smart and energetic 1.5 year old who was always pulling on the leash and overly excited and jumpy meeting new people when we first adopted him. Working with Gordon, we’ve learned...

First-time dog owners

Trainer : Neil Simmons

As a nervous first-time dog owner, I have been continuously comforted by the support from Zen Dog. I have been working with Neil, both with an in-home consultation, as well as puppy class. Neil is straight forward, yet gentle with the dogs. He is also practical and...

Fun (and Informative) Dog Training!

Fun (and Informative) Dog Training!

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

I never knew dog training could be so much fun! We recently adopted our very first puppy, a 10 week old Boston Terrier, and our vet recommended Zen Dog. I wasn’t sure what to expect for an in-home training session, but it was really the right decision for us....

Fear-Free Dog Training!

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

We have a new puppy and Gordon has been a life-saver! He was able to come to our house the week I called him, which was so helpful. He helped us plan out a good training schedule for our puppy and we are looking forward to future visits with Zen Dog Training. He gave...

Training a New Rescue Dog

Training a New Rescue Dog

Trainer : Emily Fleming

I worked with Emily and can’t recommend ZDT or her enough! I have a new young energetic rescue dog and Emily gave me all the tools I needed to feel more in control and train her. We talked a lot about potty training, crate training, polite manners, walking on a...

Separation Anxiety Training for Opal

Trainer : Emily Fleming

My partner and I are new puppy parents and adopted our dog, Opal, when she was just 6 months. She was shy, terrified of stairs and other dogs, and had pretty bad separation anxiety. Emily came to our apartment and walked us through various exercises, games, and...

Training Bleu the Sheltie

Trainer : Julie Mendelsohn

Julie and her Zen Dog methods have resolved a problem I’ve had with my dog since adopting him 3 years ago. Getting Bleu’s leash on him to go out was a struggle to say the least as Bleu thought a game of chase for 10 minutes was the accepted norm. Being a...

Training Hank, a high-energy puppy!

Training Hank, a high-energy puppy!

Trainer : Gordon Fontaine

My husband and I had our first training session with Gordon today. We have a 4.5 month old puppy and we were looking for someone who used positive reinforcement and could train us to train Hank (our dog). This was a great experience! Gordon taught us a bunch of...