Dog Training

Zen K9 Dog Training Classes Available

“David and his team are amazing! David really gets it and his “dog vibe” is palpable.” – J.S.

Puppy Montessori

Our puppy program is designed to provide both mental and physical education in a fun and interactive way. We focus on confidence building, safe socialization and coordination development while giving your pup the basic understanding of each Level I behavior queue. (For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age).

Obedience Level IIndividualized, Private Dog Training


You and your dog will know and understand the basic principles of learning.  Each task must be held for a minimum of 5 seconds and a distance of 6’ (the length of the lead).

Obedience Level II

We apply Level I to added distractions physical, moving, auditory and environmental. *Increased minimum time duration of 10 seconds and a distance of 12’ (long line).

AKC Canine Good Citizen

This course will prepare you to pass the nationally recognized CGC test. This certificate shows the public that your dog passed a series of social tests and has been deemed safe to live in society. Some landlords and insurance companies take this into consideration when accepting applications and renting an apartment or home.


This course will prepare you for any therapy dog evaluation test. We cover everything in Level II and CGC as well as wheelchair, cane, crutches, walker, and electric scooter desensitization.

Emotional Support

In this course you will learn how to evaluate behavior to determine if a dog has the right personality to become an emotional support dog. You will also learn how to train in a variety of settings while making your environment work for you instead of against you.

Dog Training Classes - On & Off Site

Intro to Agility

This an agility for fun class. You and your dog will be introduced to all of the AKC regulation obstacles.  We use guides to help the dog complete each obstacle with success and develop a positive association to the sport.

Intro to Scent & Nose Work

In this class you will learn the art of detection, how dogs use their nose and how to handle a working dog during a search. You will also be introduced to the AKC scent & nose work sport. See if your dog has what it takes to be a champion detection dog!

Lure Coursing

We use the lure course as a tool to counter-condition some aggression cases, fear cases and environmental reactivity. Lure coursing is also a wonderful outlet for dogs that love to run and chase. We are available for puppy parties, birthday parties and fund raisers. We run the dogs to dance music. It is an absolute blast!

Dog/Dog Introductionsdog training phoenix

We are here to help, many people get a new dog and do not know how to introduce other dogs. So many unnecessary dog fights happen due to improper introductions. At Zen K9 Obedience & Boarding we have safe and proven methods for introducing any dog to another dog in a professional manner.

Dog/Human Introductions

New edition to the family? Many people own dogs, then decide to have children. We are here to help create a new positive dynamic without creating jealousy and confusion for your dog.

New Home Introductions

Whether you are a first time dog owner or need to integrate multiple dog households, we are here to guide you every step of the way. Creating an environment that is conducive to the animals needs is imperative for a successful relationship.

Problem Behavior Modification

“Our Shepherd mix barks people and barks and lunges at dogs. When we needed to go away for a few days, we were afraid that we would not find a place that would take her at all, or give her exercise without exposing her to other dogs. David’s peaceful demeanor and knowledge of dog behavior calmed her immediately. She even played with him in the backyard!” – S.P.

Does your dog exhibit any of the following behaviors?  Zen K9 can help!




Destructive Behaviors

Separation Anxiety



Potty Training


Bite Inhibition



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