Services

In-Home Training

(For dogs older than 5 months of age)

Do you feel stressed by your dog’s behavior?
Would you like to be able to communicate with your dog in a way he or she will actually listen?
Would you like to feel peace of mind while at home or out with your dog?

Would you like to save gas, time, and have the convenience of a professional dog trainer come to your home to show you how to get the best behavior possible from your dog?

IMAGINE: Having guests come over and your dog is on it’s best behavior while being included in family activities. Getting compliments from your neighbors on how well-behaved your dog is while comfortably walking him or her. Being able to take your dog out and allowing he or she to run free while still having full control and know they will come back to you when needed.

This program includes:

Basic Obedience:
1. CLEAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM- Be able to effectively communicate with your dog when he or she has done something you like or don’t like
2. COME
3. SIT (with Stay)
4. DOWN (with Stay)
5. HEEL
6. PLACE
7. RELAXATION EXERCISES
8. DOOR MANNERS
9. MEALTIME MANNERS
10. FREE (release word for any command)
11. and any other minor behavior problems such as jumping, mouthing, excessive barking, counter-surfing, etc..

* 5 One-on-One Lessons (focused lessons exclusively for you and your dog)

 

21 Days Board and Train

(For dogs older than 5 months of age)

Would you like the absolute best training result in the shortest time possible?

Would you rather relax while you allow a pro to do all the hard work it takes to train your dog?

IMAGINE: Having a professional dog trainer pick up your dog at your front doorstep, do all the hard work, and return your dog trained, ready-to-go! Have guests come over and your dog is on it’s best behavior while being included in family activities. Get compliments from your neighbors on how well-behaved your dog is while being able to comfortably walk him or her. Have the ability to take your dog out and allow he or she to run free while still having full control and knowing he or she will come back to you when needed, regardless of what’s going on.

Let us do all the work for you! A professional trainer will focus on the time-consuming repetitions required that the average dog owner typically cannot fit into a busy schedule.

This program includes:

On & Off-Leash Obedience:
1. CLEAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM- Be able to effectively communicate with your dog when he or she has done something you like or don’t like
2. COME
3. SIT (with Stay)
4. DOWN (with Stay)
5. HEEL
6. PLACE
7. RELAXATION EXERCISES
8. DOOR MANNERS (house, crate, vehicle)
9. MEALTIME MANNERS
10. FREE (release word for any command)
11. any other minor behavior problems such as jumping, mouthing, excessive barking, counter-surfing, etc.

* Your dog will live at the trainer’s home to create a more comfortable and realistic training experience.
* All day 24/7 full immersion program where your dog will be given a daily structured routine and learn foundational core skills that are imperative to living a safe, happy, and harmonious life.
* You’ve heard the old adage it takes 21 Days to create a habit.  While you can get results in lesser time, 21 Days is the ideal time to really create a habit with your dog’s new learned behaviors.  We’ve found through years of experience 21 Days is what’s going to give you the very best result for your Board & Train experience.

* Daily updates on your dog’s progress through text, pictures, or video
* Your dog will also be taken on many field trips for socialization and proofing it’s obedience to a variety of environments and all levels of distraction.
* Essential 2 hour one to one coaching which will cover every exercise step by step on how to maintain everything your dog has learned for a smooth transition back home.
* Documentation you can reference in case you’ve forgotten anything.
* Lifetime guarantee – Should you ever need advice, help, or support you can call, email or schedule to come see us free of charge for the life of your dog.

Behavioral Modification/ Management

If you’re experience major behavioral problems such as dog on dog aggression, dog to human aggression, resource guarding, major separation anxiety or any other significant behavioral issue, Call us!! We’d love to help and custom tailor a program specific to you and your dog!!

Puppy Primer

For puppies under 5 months of age

So you just brought home your new furry bundle of love.  Fresh puppy breath, cuteness that melts your heart, joy that makes you sing! Life’s going to be great! Or is it?

puppies-contactusYour new little puppy has no idea when or where to chew, pee, poop, jump, bark, what it’s allowed to eat, where it can play or sleep.  And as far as it’s concerned, ANYTHING GOES!

Showing your new pup what you expect is your responsibility and if you start off creating a structured, enriching and loving environment for your pup, life can be very easy.

First things first, obedience is great but basic manners are imperative to raising a puppy you can live with and should be your first focus.

This package consists of 3 one-to-one private lessons with a professional trainer. Each lesson is 60 minutes and will be taught 1 lesson per week for 3 weeks.

Learn about:

  • Potty Training
  • Puppy handling – massage, relaxation, and promoting calmness
  • Appropriate play with toys
  • Socialization with environments, people, and other dogs

Gentle correction and redirection of nuisance behaviors such as:

  • Nipping and Mouthiness
  • Barking
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Jumping
  • Aggression

Intro Foundation Training for:

  • Attention
  • Leash training: heel on loose leash
  • Basic commands such as:
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Place
  • Leave it
  • Thresholds – Door and Crate Manners

 

 

 

CGC Testing

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN

Asheville Dog Academy offers CGC Testing

Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs.The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, “CGC” after their names.

Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

The CGC Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step Canine Good Citizen test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowner’s insurance companies are encouraging CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test. The CGC Program also includes the AKC CGC℠ Responsible Dog Owner Pledge.

THE CGC TEST INCLUDES:

Accepting a friendly stranger
The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.

Sitting Politely for Petting
The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it while it is out with its handler.

Appearance and Grooming
The dog will permit someone to check it’s ears and front feet, as a groomer or veterinarian would do.

Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead)
Following the evaluator’s instructions, the dog will walk on a loose lead (with the handler/owner).

Walking Through a Crowd
This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places. The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three).

Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place
The dog must do sit AND down on command, then the owner chooses the position for leaving the dog in the stay.

Coming When Called
This test demonstrates that the dog will come when called by the handler (from 10 feet on a leash).

Reaction to Another Dog
This test demonstrates that the dog can behave politely around other dogs. Two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries.

Reaction to Distraction
The evaluator will select and present two distractions such as dropping a chair, etc.

Supervised Separation
This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners. Evaluators are encouraged to say something like, “Would you like me to watch your dog?” and then take hold of the dog’s leash. The owner will go out of sight for three minutes. The dog does not have to stay in position but should not continually bark, whine, or pace unnecessarily, or show anything stronger than mild agitation or nervousness. Evaluators may talk to the dog but should not engage in excessive talking, petting, or management attempts (e.g, “there, there, it’s alright”).

Skype Consultations

We also offer Skype consultations where you can speak with a professional trainer one-on-one about specific issues you’re experiencing with your dog. During the call we can asses the issues you’re experiencing and coach you on plenty of strategies to work and implement with dog.

$100/hour, $50/half hour – must be paid before call is scheduled.

Call Us Now To Book Your Appointment

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Call: 828-513-0917

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