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

Fitness With Fido – Introduction

The Fitness Problem

We are a nation of overweight and obese humans and dogs. Seventy percent (70%) of Americans and fifty percent (50%) of our dog companions fall into this category. That is seven out of ten people and one of two dogs who tip the scales in this unhealthy, red-zone. Is there an easy, practical solution to this health epidemic? Continue reading

Spring into Walks in the Park

March to Fitness

March Madness is upon us. The Vernal Equinox is just moments away, with a solar eclipse and super-moon to boot. New Year’s Resolutions to improve fitness are a distant memory. Desire to improve personal fitness is key to improving health. Unfortunately, lack of motivation is often the cause of fitness program abandonment.

Calypso Running Shoe - Crop - LogoMotivation for Success

Success at practically anything, including improving personal health & fitness, involves 5% talent and 95% motivation (including commitment and determination). Almost everyone has at least 5% talent. Many have overcome lack of super-abilities with an abundance of motivation to achieve success. Unfortunately, maintaining 95% motivation can be a challenge for many. Continue reading

The World According to DOG

For many of us, life with our faithful canine companions is the norm. However, imagine if dogs ruled the world and we were merely their faithful companions. Our world would be crazy different! Here are 10 changes we would need to adopt in a world ruled by dogs.

10 Changes in a World Ruled by Dogs

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