Our mission is to provide simple, easy to understand dog obedience training for dogs and the people that love them throughout the entire Greater Birmingham Area. Zen Dog Training Dojo's dog trainer never uses intimidation or outside reinforcements (pinch chains, shock collars, clickers, food treats or other forms of bribery) to train dogs. Just clear communication and good common sense!
was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in a dog obedience training school that housed 75+ dogs at a time (Ralph Gibson's World of Dogs, owned and operated by stepfather and dog trainer Ralph Gibson Jr.) Benjamin has trained dogs and taught people how to connect with their canine companions his entire life. He developed a dog training program at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society in 2009 called The Educated Dog Program and spent 3 years training the staff and volunteers how to properly handle dogs with a wide range behavior issues stemming from neglect and abuse. The main goal of the dog training program was to educate adopters on how to introduce their newly adopted dog into their home the best way possible so that the dog wasn't returned to the shelter. The program was a huge success as the percentage of dogs returned to the shelter between 2009-2012 was far lower than years prior.
In 2013 Benjamin took the Educated Dog Program into the homes of Birmingham, AL families with in-home lessons and training. His favorite part of working with a family and their dogs is witnessing the moment that it "clicks" between dog and owner. In 2022 The Educated Dog Program became what it is today, ZenDog Training Dojo, with Benjamin Frederick becoming Birmingham's one and only dog training sensei.
We asked Benjamin to share a few words with us for the site....
"Hey Birmingham, I hope all is well with you and yours. It is a great privilege to be trusted with the training of your dogs, and it brings me much joy. I've met and enjoyed working with hundreds of dog families here in Birmingham already, and I look forward to meeting many more! Thank y'all so much!"
Clear communication and healthy discipline are core principals of our dog obedience training methods. Founder and Head dog trainer Benjamin Frederick uses praise, love and affection, and healthy discipline to teach dogs to listen, exhibit good manners & behave. We do not use intimidation, nor do we use bribery & food treats.
The first step to training your dog with our dojo is a free evaluation appointment with our dog trainer Benjamin. This can be scheduled at your convenience, and can take place in the comfort of your home or your favorite park
If you're not completely satisfied with your dog obedience training we won't ask you to pay the balance due (2nd half of total amount)
We welcome any and all questions and comments! Our dog obedience training is for dogs of all sizes and ages. Your dog trainer for Dog training in Leeds AL and the Greater Birmingham area!