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

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

How To Train Your Dog – Part 8

From The Dog’s Perspective

The most effective way to train dogs is from The Dog’s Perspective. By understanding how dogs think, human companions can learn what naturally motivate dogs to be canine good citizens. Training dogs using The Dog’s Perspective is superior to both the Wolf Perspective and the Human Perspective in many ways.

The Wolf’s Perspective, promoted by Cesar’s Corner, makes misguided assumptions about wolves, dogs and their social groupings. The Human Perspective, advocated by Positive trainers, focuses on human viewpoints, often at the expense of the dog’s perspective. Case in point, how dogs communicate with each other. Continue reading

Concierge Dog Training

What is Concierge Dog Training?

Precious Time Saver

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Concierge dog training teaches and develops human-dog communication skills when and where needed, achieving personal training goals quickly, effectively and efficiently. Concierge dog training is ideal for busy professionals and families with precious spare time but want their dog trained. Concierge dog training can turn ill-mannered dogs into canine good citizens in a fraction of time required with traditional dog training classes. Concierge dog training is an ideal method to focus on personal training interests, including advanced training and behavioral modifications. Concierge dog training meets personal dog training needs from the comfort of clients’ homes, neighborhoods and communities. In addition, concierge dog training is a viable option when traveling with dog companions. Continue reading

How To Train Your Dog

The Human’s Perspective

Cognitive Ability & Value of Dogs

In his 2011 best-seller Dog Sense, John Bradshaw described four specific facets about dogs that trainers and dog experts vehemently disagree. In summary, these facets are: (1) natural social groupings of dogs, (2) ethical and philosophical issues pertaining to physical corrections, (3) cognitive/thinking ability of dogs, and (4) value of dogs. Before we address the controversial second facet, we will evaluate the other three with respect to the Human’s Perspective of dog training. Continue reading

How To Train Your Dog – Part 2

Benefits of Dog Training

If you have a dog, there is no doubt you love your dog. And, you are also aware of the costs and responsibilities that come with having a dog. However, many of the benefits of having a dog are not fully realized with untrained dogs, which is unfortunate for dogs and humans alike. Here are a few benefits of trained dogs that could change your life forever. Continue reading

How To Train Your Dog – Part 1

For the Love of Dogs

Dogs are amazing and so much fun! We humans LOVE our dog companions. Most of us couldn’t imagine living without our dogs. Some even owe their lives to their dogs. They are beautiful creatures who steal our hearts and live in our souls. They love and protect our homes and families with loyalty matched by no others. For many of us, we love our dogs as our children, which is perfectly natural. A dogs’ love is unconditional, in the best and worst of times. Continue reading