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August 26, 2016 - 6:53pm

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How and Why You Should Look After Your Pet's Teeth

How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

Oops! Housetraining 101

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

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How and Why You Should Look After Your Pet's Teeth

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August 26, 2016 - 3:30pm

By: Dr. Sally Foote, this article originally appeared in Behavior Bytes

Both dogs and cats live by routines. They feel the most secure and happy when you wake up at the same time every day, feed them at the same time daily, and keep walks or play time on schedule. When the schedule changes, it can cause some stress in our pets. Our pets know when school is starting and may act up at this time of year. Back packs, folders, binders, kids getting up early and leaving on school buses are all big signals...

July 21, 2016 - 4:49pm

We want to Congratulate our latest Dog-Ed Saturday Training Classes Graduates!
 
Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed taught two different classes this past month:
 
“Mother May I” was a four- week class that helped families with dogs whose impulse control could use some polishing. The dogs learned how to greet people politely, how to "wait", and how to "leave". The families also gained knowledge of how to use their body language to influence their dog's behavior. Way to go!

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July 21, 2016 - 4:21pm

AHNA Staff Learns Even More Fear-Free Techniques from Jenny White, CPDT-KA

Earlier this month, we celebrated the great work our staff does with each pet to reduce any fear they may have of veterinary care and to reduce any stress that medical care may create. Even with all the fear-free, low-stress techniques that we have already learned, all of us at AHNA want to do better, so our staff was treated to a continuing education presentation by Jenny White CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Jenny provided us with tips on how to increase the effectiveness of treats...

June 27, 2016 - 6:45pm

A= A place for puppies to play and socialize with other puppies under 16 weeks of age
B= Best puppy families around!
C= Confidence course and other activities to help build confidence, explore new things, and introduce tips on training and gentle handling.

Join us for a fond look back on our third year of Animal Hospital of North Asheville's Puppy Preschool. This video celebrates a fun filled, educational, action packed year of great puppies and families.

Have a puppy under 16 weeks of age? Interested in joining us for future sessions? Visit...

May 19, 2016 - 4:08pm

Congratulations to the dedicated participants who brought their canine companions to Dog-Ed's recent Saturday training classes taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA. This class, Follow Me: Enjoy walks with your dog again!, was held here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville every week for four weeks. The participants learned techniques to become proficient at loose leash walking with their dogs and how to increase their dog’s attention on them when distractions occur. This class helped strengthen mechanical and motivational skills so future walks will be more pleasurable.
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