Gordon Fontaine - Dog Trainers at Zen Dog Training

May 7, 2019

Introduction - Meet Gordon, the Expert Dog Trainer

Welcome to Zen Dog Training, the premier dog training facility where we prioritize positive reinforcement techniques and focus on building strong relationships between dogs and their owners. Allow us to introduce you to Gordon Fontaine, one of our highly skilled and experienced dog trainers.

Gordon Fontaine's Background and Experience

Gordon has been fascinated by dogs from a young age and has dedicated his entire career to understanding their behavior and helping owners address their training challenges. With over 15 years of professional experience in dog training, Gordon brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every training session.

Having worked with various breeds, ages, and temperaments, Gordon possesses a deep understanding of canine psychology and knows how to tailor his approach to suit individual dogs' specific needs. He firmly believes in positive reinforcement as the most effective way to train a dog and strengthen the bond between dog and owner.

Extensive Training and Certifications

Gordon's commitment to continuous learning is evident in his numerous certifications and qualifications. He has successfully completed several dog training courses, including:

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Advanced Canine Behavior Diploma
  • Canine First Aid Certification
  • Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

Training Philosophy

Gordon firmly believes that a well-trained and socialized dog is a happy dog. His training philosophy revolves around creating a positive, enjoyable learning environment for both dogs and their owners. By understanding the unique needs of each dog, Gordon customizes training plans to ensure maximum engagement and success.

Positive reinforcement techniques, such as rewards, praise, and play, form the foundation of Gordon's training approach. This approach focuses on encouraging and rewarding desired behaviors while redirecting and addressing any unwanted behaviors without resorting to punishment or harsh methods.

Specialization in Behavioral Issues

Gordon has gained a reputation for his expertise in addressing various behavioral issues, including aggression, separation anxiety, leash pulling, and fear-based behaviors. His patient and empathetic approach allows him to uncover the root causes of these behaviors and implement effective strategies to modify them.

Throughout his career, Gordon has successfully helped countless dogs and their owners overcome behavioral challenges, resulting in happier, healthier, and well-adjusted pets. He understands that each dog is unique and requires a tailored approach, ensuring that no dog is left behind and every owner feels supported along their training journey.


Gordon's clients consistently rave about his ability to connect with both dogs and owners. Here's what some of them have to say:

"Gordon helped us transform our unruly rescue dog into a well-behaved companion. His patience, knowledge, and understanding had a significant impact on our dog's behavior. We are forever grateful!" - Sarah M.

"We were on the verge of giving up on our dog's aggressive tendencies until we started working with Gordon. His expertise and guidance helped us regain control while strengthening our bond with our furry friend. Highly recommend!" - John D.

Book a Session with Gordon Today!

If you're looking for an experienced and compassionate dog trainer who truly understands the needs of both dogs and their owners, Gordon Fontaine is the perfect choice. Whether your dog is a puppy or an adult, struggling with behavioral issues or simply in need of basic obedience training, Gordon has the skills and expertise to help you achieve your training goals.

Contact Zen Dog Training today to book a session with Gordon Fontaine and take the first step towards a harmonious and fulfilling relationship with your four-legged companion!

Note: The Upbeat K9 and Zen Dog Training do not endorse or support any kind of aggressive training techniques or harm towards animals.

Rosie Marschall
🐶 Can't wait to meet Gordon! Heard he's an expert at training dogs and creating a strong bond with them. 🐾
Nov 8, 2023
David Harraway
👏 Such an amazing trainer! Dogs will love learning with Gordon at Zen Dog Training!
Oct 16, 2023