Beautiful Day – Dog Sledding

Asheville Dog Training - Sled Dogs 1Dog Sledding in Asheville

During the last weekend of January 2016, Asheville, NC enjoyed spring-like weather conditions. However, one week earlier, the landscape was very different when Winter Storm Jonas deposited more than a foot of snow on WNC, providing the rare opportunity for snow sports right outside our front door. What better way for kids to spend the snow day than sledding with their faithful companions.

The Digital Short

And after all the snow fun was completed, the video editing began. Thanks to the videography talents of Andrew Ballantine and his passion for James Bond films, we present this digital short, Beautiful Day – Dog Sledding in AshevilleContinue reading

Sled Dogs of Asheville

Asheville – Winter Storm Jonas 2016

If you live on the East Coast, the effects of Winter Storm Jonas are still in the current news, on our minds and, depending where you live, covering the streets. An inch of snow will bring southern cities, like Asheville, NC, to a standstill. The last official total snow accumulation reported for Asheville was 13 inches. Needless to say, Asheville is covered by a thick blanket of beautiful, glimmering snow crystals and no one is going anywhere anytime soon. Continue reading

Why We Should Pet Dogs

Touch & Petting are Critical for Thriving

There are fundamental training skills a dog needs to possess to develop an ideal relationship with their human companions. Some of the skills involve Food, Water and Shelter, vital necessities for the long-term physical health and survival of every living being. Here the focus changes to a need that is not a vital necessity for survival, but is vital for individuals to thrive.  Continue reading

New Years Resolutions 2016

Obstacles to Health & Fitness Goals

Happy New Year’s! Hoping 2016 has gotten off on the right start. With the start of the new year comes many New Year’s resolutions to improve personal health and fitness. A “desire” to improve personal fitness is KEY to success. However, many New Year’s resolutions to improve personal health and fitness fail. What are the typical reasons? Don’t have enough time to workout, or the fitness classes don’t fit into your work schedule? Do you believe fitness gyms are too expensive and too crowded? Would like to go with a friend, but no one wants to go or they cannot go at the same time because of scheduling conflicts? Do you find working out on weights, treadmills and machines boring? Are you are too embarrassed to have others see you in workout clothes? What is your excuse? Continue reading

Dog Walking, Running & Pet Care Services

Are you strapped to a demanding work schedule? Do you feel guilty not having enough time and energy to exercise your beloved canine companions on a daily basis? Did you know that daily exercise and engaging activities will often alleviate or cure many doggy behavioral issues? Have you considered doggy daycare, but getting your pets to and from daycare facilities just adds to your already hectic schedule? Do your believe your pets would prefer hanging out in the comfort and coziness of home instead of a kennel environment? We have a great solution for all these questions and more………. Continue reading

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