At Zen-K9, our objective is to bring dogs ”back-to-nature”which allows them to be the canine they are. We work with owners to maintain a healthy and happy relationship with their dog. We bring balance into you and your dogs life. We don’t ignore problems we solve them. Zen-K9 staff is trained in handling dogs of all types of behavior and temperament and are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.
We have never met a dog… or an owner we couldn’t help.
The philosophy of Zen-K9 is to balance the owner with their pet and achieve a bond of loving trust. The owner must display calm assertive energy to “honor their purpose” and understand the way dogs relate to their natural environment, other dogs and pets. A dog’s purpose is to be part of a pack; remember they are born in litters, thus you see Tibor Feigel, Lead Behaviorist, working with dogs in groups where he is better able to deal with their behavioral issues and anxieties as they relate to each other. Zen-K9 staff uses the power of the pack led by calm assertive pack leaders.
Tibor Feigel, lead trainer and behavioral specialist at Zen-K9 teaches handling to owners and obedience to dogs through exercise, discipline, correction and affection. (in that order) Ranging from puppy training to red-zone cases, Zen-K9 specializes in separation anxiety, self confidence problems, fearful aggression, leash aggression, socialization and any specific issue your dog may have. Zen-K9 offers one-on-one behavior training, boarding and Zen school –a daily outing with the pack providing physical and mental exercises and behavioral modification. Tibor, originally from Hungary, studied and received a B.S. in Animal Behavior and Human Psychology. Having worked with pets all his life; mainly dogs, he came to see that the basic steps of Zen Buddhism, which he practices, could also work for dogs. The ultimate goal of the Buddhist path to enlightenment is achieving a Zen balanced state of mind. He incorporates this into his teaching philosophy which creates a balanced state between the owner and his dog. Many people have remarked that his dog groups look like meditation classes. Dogs live in the moment and if they are balanced we can learn how to be there with them and how to take stress out of our dog’s life and ours.