Our Story

Our goal is to get you the right help with a new training perspective. Our methods are force-free and based on current scientific methods. We consider the whole dog and their owner(s) when developing our training plans. When a client sees our work with their dog they begin to understand the difference proper training and leadership make for successful learning.

Nan’s journey into animal husbandry and science started years ago, growing up on a farm in Minnesota. She spent many years competing on international, national, regional and state levels with equines and cattle. In 2002 she decided to start professionally training dogs for clients and started Now and Zen Dog Training. Professional certification with the CCPDT, continuing education, providing public education, and helping her clients with training and behavioral assessments continue to be her passion.

Member of the Pet Professional Guild, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed, a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a member of Doggone Safe and a presenter of their dog bite safety programs.


Client and Veterinarian Approved

“It has been such an amazing experience watching you apply your “Natural and Organic – Whole Dog Approach” to the rearing of my two dogs.  I so admire your vast knowledge of the canine temperament….”

Ric Scalzo,  Founder Gaia Herbs