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March 20, 2017 - 7:34pm

By: Dr. Amy Plankenhorn

Any human that is “owned” by a cat knows that cats have some interesting behaviors, and that they are definitely NOT small dogs! To understand why domestic cats act the way they do, it helps to understand the behavior of feral cats. If you search for information about cat domestication, you will find that some scientists suggest that cats are “semi-domesticated,” in that they are genetically and behaviorally very similar to wild cats. In the wild, cats are solitary hunters, with keen senses of smell and hearing. They eat frequent small meals through the day...

March 7, 2017 - 8:50pm

Animal Hospital of North Asheville was proud to host Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed's most recent training class "Tricks and Games" and "Concentration".  Congratulations to all the families who participated in these two wonderful confidence building training classes.


March 7, 2017 - 2:47pm

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. As much as we wish we could include your pet in our free help sessions, they are for humans only, so please leave all those sweet and wonderful pets at home.

These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis. Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the Help Session is in progress, so some of our parking will be reserved for the families of patients needing care. Thank you for understanding.

February 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

Click on one of the links below to select the class you would like more information on:

Free Help Sessions (No Registration Required)

What to do? Help For You and Your Dog on Exercise Restriction

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

CATS WIN (What is Normal Cat Behavior)

WOOF! I Can't Stop Barking!

Saturday Training Classes (Registration and Fee Required)


February 7, 2017 - 10:09pm

Way to go! We are so proud of our Saturday Dog-Ed Training Class Graduates taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA.


November 4, 2016 - 4:22pm

Congratulations to the dedicated families who participated with their canine companions in Dog-Ed's recent Saturday Training classes held in the AHNA Education Room. These classes, taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed, were not only fun filled but they help families to teach and strengthen basic manners. Jenny's classes strengthen the bond between families and their pets while helping the dogs become polite members of the community.


October 22, 2016 - 11:24am

Click on one of the links below to select the class you would like more information on:

How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions



October 21, 2016 - 4:12pm

By Dr. Kasandra Garner

Many of us who love our dogs often wonder what they are thinking. Perhaps we would gain more insight into their minds if we wondered, “What are they smelling?”

Alexandra Horowitz, in her new book “Being a Dog,” says that all dogs have the ability to create "a picture of the world through smell." This is partly because of the design of their snouts. Each nostril is controlled separately, allowing the dog not only to detect a particular smell, but also to locate it in space.  

A dog’s nose allows them to get a different odor sample with each...


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