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

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

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

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