The Zen Dog Den, LLC, is a Behavioral Dog Training Program that gives dog owners and their dogs or puppies an alternative to traditional obedience training. Our program takes a behavioral, instinctual, and primal approach to working with dogs and puppies, and provides a relationship-based foundation for dogs and puppies to best bond with their owners.
The team of trainers at The Zen Dog Den can help you if your dog is pulling on the leash, jumping up on people, excessively barking, counter-surfing, mouthing, exhibiting separation anxiety, attacking the vacuum cleaner, chewing up things in your house, or even if you have a puppy and you want to be proactive about preventing these aforementioned behaviors from the very beginning.
Our goal is to provide you with the tools and techniques that will elicit a calmer, more respectful puppy or adult dog.
All of the training is done in your home working one-on-one with you and your puppy/dog which is usually where all of the unwanted behaviors occur in the first place.
In addition to the in-home training, all of our clients who complete the program are invited to attend frequent “Saturday Morning Zen Dog Pack Walks” at a local park in Lancaster, PA, to practice what they have learned during training in an area of many distractions. These Pack Walks are free of charge with no RSVP needed. More than anything, these Pack Walks present an opportunity for our beloved dogs and puppies to practice calm, respectful behaviors in the face of other dogs and other distractions rather than practicing excitement or other unwanted behaviors. Dogs learn through repetition – good or bad – so we think that giving your dogs and puppies frequent opportunities to practice calm, respectful behaviors in the face of many distractions will set your dog/puppy up for success in the future.