Dog Food & Water

The Dog’s Perspective: Food and Water

Food, Water and Shelter are vital necessities for the long-term health and survival of every living being, including humans and dogs. Discussion of the fundamental importance of shelter and its ultimate affect on your dog’s behavior is at The Dog’s Perspective: Inside or Outside Dogs. Here we address the importance of food and water, the elixir of life and the sustenance that provides nourishment to keep living beings alive. Continue reading

Inside or Outside Dogs

The Dog’s Perspective: Inside or Outside Dogs

The primary needs of every living being – including humans and dogs – are Food, Water and Shelter. These are vital for long-term health and survival. Before getting a dog, the first question that needs to be addressed is where your dog will reside? Will your dog be an inside dog or an outside dog? There are short-term and long-term advantages and disadvantages to both scenarios. Of course, where your dog resides should best suit your individual needs. Nevertheless, please consider all the possibilities and their ultimate outcomes before making this crucial decision of where your dog will live. Keep in mind that a little extra effort in the front end, during the initial year with your dog, will reap a lifetime of invaluable benefits. Continue reading

Paint Your Pet – Asheville

Asheville Wine & Design

Asheville Paint Your Pet - Foxy

Paint Your Pet is a wildly popular event hosted every 3rd Thursday at Asheville’s Wine & Design. Before the event, your pet’s photograph is mounted on a canvas, allowing you to paint the most glorious pictures of your beloved fur babies. The most recent Pain Your Pet event was on the rainy evening of 24 September 2015. Continue reading

The Right Start

Ten Fundamentals of Dog Training

Do you have a dog or considering getting a dog? Do you love your dog to the moon and back…..and even more? Do you want to have the best relationship with your dog ever? Do you want your dog to be safe? Do you want your dog to be a loveable, all-around awesome dog? We would be foolish not to want the best dog ever. Continue reading

2nd Annual Asheville Doggie Dip – Dog Swimming Event

Have you ever wanted to take your dog swimming, but just did not know where to go? Do you think your dog would like to swim and may even be a natural water dog? This Saturday, let your dog take the plunge and become that water dog he/she has always dreamed. Lucky Dog Training Asheville will be on hand to demonstrate diving and swimming skills and answer any questions you may have. Continue reading

How to Train Your Dog by Thinking like a Dog

The Dogs Perspective

Training Philosophy

The term “training philosophy” is the method or approach someone uses in training a dog. Any training method or approach should focus on the dogs perspective – how dogs think. This is of the utmost importance. Why should this be? Because, it is the dogs perspective that really matters in dog training. We humans have some idea of how we want to train our dogs, but we need to communicate our human intents to canine understandings. Continue reading

Asheville Downtown – July 4th Celebration

Saturday, 4th of July 2015

Dogs of all shapes and sizes will be making a spectacular splash in downtown Asheville as part of Ingles Independence Day Celebration 2015 on Saturday, July 4th. Ultimate Air Dogs, the premier dock jumping organization in the United States, will host the events as dogs from all over the country practice, perform and compete in dock diving activities throughout the day. Continue reading

Dog Domestication

The Model of Success

Dogs are one of the most successful domestic animal species coexisting with human beings on this planet today. Dogs are the first and ultimate achievement in domestication, and the model upon which all other animal domestications are based. The popularity of dogs as pets is rivaled only by cats. As of May 2015 ASPCA Pet Statistics, the United States boasts 70-80 million pet dogs and 74-96 million pet cats. However, more U.S. households include dogs (37-47%) than cats (30-37%). Continue reading

Overnight Camp for Your Dog in Asheville

Training Immersion Program

Lucky Dog Training offers a Training Immersion Program similar to children’s summer overnight camps. Your dog will reside, play, train and experience Asheville with Lucky Dog Lead Trainer and her loveable canine training assistants. We guarantee lots of doggie fun, excitement and training! There will be no kennels or loneliness. Training will include daily walks, runs, obedience sessions, and more. We will visit exciting locations to challenge your dog’s behavioral training. Your dog will become part of our family during their stay. Training Immersion Program is scheduled in weekly sessions with future follow-ups included. Continue reading

Dock Diving Dogs Make a Splash in Asheville

Saturday, 4th of July 2015

Dogs of all shapes and sizes will be making a spectacular splash in downtown Asheville as part of Ingles Independence Day Celebration 2015 on Saturday, July 4th. Ultimate Air Dogs, the premier dock jumping organization in the United States, will host the events as dogs from all over the country practice, perform and compete in dock diving activities throughout the day. Continue reading