Zen K9 In Home Private Lessons & Boarding School
Zen K9 In Home Private Lessons & Boarding School

Zen K9 In Home Private Lessons & Boarding School

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Introduction: Hello! I am new to Thumbtack. I am nationally certified with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I’ve worked with 1000+ dogs, 200+ breeds with 61+ five star reviews on social media. I’m reward-based, I use all four quadrants of operant conditioning developed by Harvard animal scientists. Zen K9 is a fun and engaging alternative to harsh militarized training techniques. If you are looking for dog training with a higher education, you have come to the right place.

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Nancy N.
Mar 15, 2024

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Dave of Zen K9 is amazing. I have a Jack Russell princess who seemed nearly untrainable. He did in one session what I've been unable to do in three years. I had three home sessions and two days in the boarding school. It is clear my dog is completely trainable. What he did is nothing short of miraculous. In the end, it will be up to me to continue the good habits he began in my dog, and I'm sure I'll be using him again in the future for further training. Dave goes above and beyond, and explains what he's doing. Nothing involved pain for my beloved pup. I believe I'm on the right path for my dog to be the properly trained dog I've always wanted her to be. My stress level with her has already dropped like a rock. In this time, we've gone from Sit (I did that much) to include Stay, Come, Heel, Stop, and Off. Going crazy when the doorbell rings is nearly over. Darting out the front door and escaping seems much less likely. Pulling on the leash is ending. What a good girl!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Chloe R.
Dec 25, 2023
I am an owner of anxious dog who has really struggled with previous boarding experiences. When he was boarded at large facilities he wouldn’t eat, he wouldn’t sleep, and he would regress with training. David has blown me away. It truly has been a healing experience for myself and my dog. David’s calm and confident demeanor automatically made me and my dog feel at ease. I get video and picture updates and feel confident that my dog is safe, happy, and continuing with training. He gets to play with David’s very well trained dogs and gets individual time working with David, as well. For the first time in my life, I have been able to enjoy a vacation and not feel worried about my dog’s safety and well-being. I will continue to use David for all my future boarding and training needs. His services are worth every penny!
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