Photo by Scott Witter

Photo by Scott Witter

There are no bad dogs

MATT BEISNER'S approach is said to be “the cutting edge of dog training”, developing the deepest possible relationship between you and your dog with the least amount of tension. Matt doesn't promote choke chains, shock collars, alpha rolls or other popular aversion techniques. Nor does he rely on clickers, treats and methods intended to create "obedience". At THE ZEN DOG we know that you’re not alone, there is hope and we can help. Because there are no bad dogs.

Rules of Relationship

Rule 1: Respect

We must first respect dogs for who they are, not who we want them to be.

Rule 2: Trust

Trust is the foundation of any healthy relationship, it's how our dogs feel safe.

Rule 3: Love

Love conquers all, including the need to conquer.


Rules of Engagement

Rule 1: Energy

Energy is the one language that every species on the planet speaks.

Rule 2: Sound

Sound is energy, vocalized. It is a very effective tool in creating or correcting a dog's behavior.

Rule 3: Touch

Touch is often the weakest form of communication, especially when correcting a dog.