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Zen K9 Training

Mayflower Terrace, Arizona

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Zen K9 Training

Mayflower Terrace, Arizona

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Jennifer Barker

23 July 2019

Our dog Bo has been transformed by David and his team. We rescued him and he had a rough start in life. Our Bo was about as scared and untrained as they come. We did some in home training then decided to just drop a Bo off for day training and within a week he became a new dog. He knows and follows all the basic commands, he can walk on a leash, he is more confident. We are beyond happy with his transformation. Now when we go on vacay we drop Bo to stay at Zen dog training and they work more on other training skills. He just keeps getting better. Highly recommend this team and their positive training approach. If it can work for Bo it can work for any dog. More...

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Jennifer Davis Barker

21 July 2019

Davis and his team worked a small miracle with our rescue dog Bo. He has been transformed from a super scared untrained pup to a super well trained, more confident dog. All I know is Bo is a new dog and I didn’t have to do the training myself. They have a gift and their positive training technique and patience did the trick. We also board Bo there when we travel and he loves it. Highly recommend David and his team. We are super grateful for what they did with Bo. More...

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Karen Downs

30 April 2019

They are awesome

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Maureen Tomko Forst

5 April 2019

Dave's fantastic! He cared for our dog, Rusty and we loved him!

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Brittany Ulbrich

12 March 2019

David and his team are absolutely amazing. I took my two rescue dogs here (lab mix and pit mix, both about 1 & 1/2 years old) for the two week board and train program. I actually live out in Los Angeles and drove my dogs out after weeks of researching different training places. I have a slipped disc and pinched nerve in back which made it near impossible to take the dogs for walks since they both had terrible leash/walking habits. They both also had issues with jumping on people, barking, and listening to basic commands. After the two weeks at Zen K9 the dogs have done a complete 180. During their stay, David and Adrian kept me posted, sent me videos and pictures, and really showed the dogs tons of love, positive reinforcement, and leadership/discipline. When I picked them up I swear I had different dogs. Adrian went through a very thorough one on one training with me and the dogs at the end of their stay which was crucial for me to learn, so that I didn’t undo all their training. Of course I had to, and continue to have to, reinforce what they learned during their stay, but I can actually walk them now with absolutely zero pain in my back! I literally cried tears of joy during our walk today because I can give them the walks they deserve without me being in any pain. They no longer pull the leash, nor do they jump on people when they’re excited. They even stop barking the second I say “quiet!”...I never thought I’d see the day on that one lol. They learned basic commands (and more!) which make it infinitely better to handle them. I’m so grateful and thankful for David and Adrian, and I absolutely recommend them to everyone who needs help with their dogs’ behaviors! ❤️ More...

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Nina Prange

22 February 2019

One of the best trainer I have ever met! Different dogs got training and it was always a success! I know David for almost 7 years and I trust his opinion more than anybody else. He is a very awesome Person .

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Ben Gagne

24 January 2019

I had the privilege of working with David and his diligent staff as trainer last winter. Never have I been a part of such an ernest and dedicated team. The tools and techniques I learned with David have broadened my abilities in the canine behavior spectrum to the rank of advanced. Thank you David for your unrelenting compassion and the hard work that you guys put into these dogs in need. Looking forward to working with you guys again! More...

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Melinda Roosevelt Mills

20 October 2018

First met Dave at the Gilbert location with the lure run and other activities one day. It was pretty cool and Dave is very nice himself. He is the only person I know that offers the variety of certifications needed in special circumstances. More...

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erik the viking

2 October 2018

We adopted a bonded pair of two dogs from the pound that didn't seem to have any manners. They seemed to take to us fairly quickly but the level of destruction when we left the house for a few hours was indescribable. Moreover, they became territorial in their new home and having guests over was not an option since the male dog became anxious and began to nip at the heals of our guests; the female dog would not interact with anyone except us. I began to panic more after the dogs chewed through the wood gates and escaped for several hours on the street wreaking havoc while we were at work. I'm not sure what kind of a lifestyle the dogs had before we got them but something needed to be done; bringing them back to the pound was not an option. We heard about Zen K9 training from a friend and decided to call Dave for some advice. He came out within a few days to assess the behavior of our dogs and suggested we have them kenneled and trained for two weeks in his facility in Gilbert. I was a bit apprehensive at first but felt it was in the dogs best interests for this to happen.The behavior modification techniques and calm approach by David during the training had nothing but a positive effect on these two animals; David trained us as much as the dogs and we began to feel comfortable when we got them home again. Over the next couple of weeks we were encouraged to keep the training up and soon the dogs began to accept us as their new owners and calmed down tremendously. For the most part, all the negative behavior subsided but the corrections Dave taught us are working like a champ! I would definitely recommend Zen K9 dog training to anybody that was in our position; Dave's approach was not aggressive and didn't stress out the dogs. More...

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C Kersh

2 September 2018

David has done a wonderful job training Zoom, who went from being a bit of a handlful to being totally ready for adoption. Thanks David!

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Chelsea Holmquist

7 August 2018

DAVID IS AN AWESOME DOG TRAINER!!! His training has given Zoom a second chance at life. He is a brand-new dog. THANK YOU!!!!

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Kelly Preston

30 May 2018

David and this team at Zen K9 is amazing! I reached out to them to help me with two pit bulls rescued, the work they did to help them prepare for new forever homes was short of a miracle. David's energy and approach is very calming and his team is the same; they use that calming energy, as well as reward based training. Whether you are a pet parent or a nonprofit (I believe he gives a discount for 5013c's..I think), he is the trainer to reach out to. More...

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Mirna Pacheco

31 March 2018

David is an awesome trainer who truly understands dogs and their behavior. As a fellow colleague I refer to David clients that have dogs with challenging behavior and the results are great! I would highly recommending him for all your dog training needs! More...

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Kassie Montoya

27 March 2018

David and his wonderful staff trained my rambunctious pit bull and soft submissive Doberman. I thought I wouldn’t ever be able to keep them together because of my pits aggressive behavior and David has completely made him a different dog. I could not be more pleased. His staff was very helpful in regards to me constantly checking up on the dogs and more than happy for me to come by whenever I wanted. They worked with my fiancé one on one to make sure the training he implemented stayed that way when they went home with us and we are so thankful!! We love them!!! Harmony was more than patient when working with me and even spent almost an hour just helping me get down all the tricks to walking the dogs without letting them drag me down the street. We know our fur babies can’t wait to come back to visit Harmony and David and the rest of the great staff! More...

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Amie Martin

19 March 2018

David is an awesome dog trainer. He has a passion for the dogs and is extremely knowledgeable. He has a great set up with dog agility and a lure course. He comes highly recommended and will put all he has into training your dog. Check out Zen K9 for your dog training needs. More...

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Michelle Myron

18 March 2018

My foster pup loved the lure coarse and he did some agility.Thanks

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Ken Desch

19 February 2018

Absolutely nothing wrong with a trainer that has Committed to keeping dogs out of rescue and safely in there homes and educating their owners!

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Jackie Bancroft

13 February 2018

Went last weekend with my daughter and her rottie David is the Zen master Dog Whisperer words cant express our ahh with his technique and coworker harmony’s non judge mental attitude put us all at ease we’ll be coming back for more because we know David can fix this. Thank you my friend, Lisa Mercer for her recommendation major kudos More...

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Amber Slonaker

2 February 2018

My fiance and I recently adopted a two year old doberman and really wanted to start out with him on the right foot. We particularly wanted help with leash pulling. I called about ten trainers total and David was one of the only ones who didn't start the dog out in a prong collar or choke chain. His training technique in addition to his reasonable prices made him an excellent choice for us. David is very easygoing and great to work with. If you are looking for a dog trainer who uses positive reinforcement and will help you teach your dog how you would like them to behave instead of just punishing or scolding them when they misbehave then David with Zen K9 is a great pick! We can't wait to work with him more in the future! More...

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Terry Alfin Marcus

27 November 2017

I've trained with David for over 4 years, he has a very calm and ZEN way about him. I also board with him, he's the only one I trust with my pup. She loves him and his team.

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Zac Bragg

8 April 2017

I have worked with David to train both my dogs. He took different approaches on each one fitting their individual behaviors. I trust David's methods and recommend him to everyone who is looking for some training. I have also boarded my dog with David a couple different times. Jameson came back happy and was not nervous or scared to go back the second time. More...

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Lisa Mercer

16 March 2017

David and his team are amazing! I have 2 pitbulls that have some very bad habits and unruly behaviors..things I didn't think were possible to correct. After only 3 weeks, they are finally "walking" on a leash without pulling, they aren't jumping on people as much, they are interacting with other dogs, anxiety and fear issues have improved greatly and so much more. They took on the challenge with my 2 girls head on and they have made remarkable progress! I highly recommend David and Zen K9 Training!! More...

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Noemi Jackson

21 November 2016

David and his crew are amazing. We have 2 male dogs that are super active and require a lot is exercise and attention and there is no shortage of that at ZenK9. David has been so helpful with behavioral issues and always willing to work with our guys. We couldn't be happier with the service and level of education. #zenk9rocks More...

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Becci Johnson Scott

22 October 2016

I have a multi pet household with several issues going on. David taught me some great exercises in one visit that have shaped and changed the way we are all integrated. I love his passion for dogs who have been rescued and need rehab. More...

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Laura Berfield

22 October 2016

David helped me learn more in a few visits than I could have imagined. So calm, helpful and positive!

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Alyssa Osborn

22 October 2016

Thank you for all your help with the rescue community & so many dogs that would be dead without you! You do good work!

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Ricardo Paredes

22 October 2016

I am a dog trainer and there are not many trainers I believe are worthy. This man right here though is different. Perhaps the only trainer in Arizona I would consider going into business with. I believe that his heart is in the right place. He is trust worthy and also trusting of others. David you have my full endorsement! See you at the top!!! More...

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Erin Evers

15 October 2016

If you are considering David, for your doggy needs, I'm here to tell you, there's NOTHING to consider! David is the best. Reasonably priced, and a MIRACLE worker. He knows what he is doing. We had an emergency, he took our dog for us, boarded him for a week, on literally 3 hours notice. My dog was undeniably a spoiled hard head. Never corrected or disciplined. No real "structure " if you will.. in just a couple days, David changed his way of thinking. His behavior, was totally different. I can go on and on about how impressed I am with David and his staff. He is our blessing. And my dog loves David. He is truly incredible. And he loves the dogs. He also trains us humans too.., I wish I could give him 10 stars! More...

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Paula Maria

16 September 2016

Hands down the best trainers I've come across. My two dogs are different in training, and these guys have the knowledge and tools to help them succeed. I had given up and settled for what my dogs were, scared, reactive and a complete mess. These trainers have given me hope that they can be the good dogs I had only dreamed they could be. The trainers don't tell you what you want to hear, they tell you what needs to be done and how to get it done for your dog to succeed. Amazing group of people and highly recommend! More...

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