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Dog Behavioural Trainers

At this time Animal Hospital of North Asheville does not offer training sessions. Here is a list of trainers recommended by our vets in the surrounding area that use positive force-free methods.

Certified Professional Dog Trainers in North Asheville

  • The Dog Door Canine Services

    Kim Brophey, CDBC, CPDT-KA, BA

    Puppy training packages; behavior consultations (incl. aggression and complex problems); private obedience training; service and therapy dog training, and enrichment. Located: 1 Battle Square, 1-A, (across from the Grove Arcade)


  • Mindful Mutz Training and Behavior Counseling

    Heather Polechio, CPDT-KA, CTC, FPPE Licensed

    Puppy Foundations, Family Paws Education Courses geared to help young families and expectant parents safely navigate life with dogs and young children., Manners and Problem Solving, Rescue/Shelter Dog Support, Enrichment Outings, Behavior Consults (Anxiety, Aggression, Leash Reactivity, Multi-Dog Issues, Handling Problems or Sensitivities (discomfort in areas when being touched, especially at the vet or groomers) Extreme Phobias, Finding Harmonious Balance with Dogs and Children, Quality of Life issues.


    Phone: (828)-230-6389

  • McMillian Animal Behavior (Loehr Animal Behavior)

    Trish McMillan, MSc, CDBC, CPDT-KA

    Puppy and dog one-on-one obedience lessons, in-home consultations for dogs (fearful, housetraining, separation anxiety, reactivity/aggression to other dogs, aggression towards humans, territorial behavior, resource guarding, handlings issues) and cat behavior problems (litter box, aggression fearful, scratching and more), dog group classes and workshops, in-home board and train, day training, clicker training for dogs and cats, adoption Animal Behavior consulting, socialization and horse behavior issues.


    Phone: (828) 575-8373


  • Sit, Stay, Bark, Play

    Rhonda Turpin, CPDT-KA

    Private obedience training (with owners); day training (without owners present); behavior consultations (specializing in shy and fearful dogs). Serves east Asheville, Fairview, Swannanoa, and Black Mountain.


    Phone: : (595) 905-8281

  • Loose Leash Academy

    Joann Rechtine CPDT-KA, MS, RN, CPC, MPH, Fear Free Certified Trainer

    Specializing in obedience, behavior problems, and therapy dog training. Works with puppies, newly adopted dogs, and adult dogs. Providing seminars on behavior


    Phone: (828) 606-5109

  • True Connection Canine Education

    Jennifer King CPDT-KA

    Adult dog training, Puppy Training, Day Training, and Behavior Consults. Service areas include Hendersonville, Brevard, South Asheville, Enka & Candler.


    Phone: (828) 329-2852


  • Behavior Tails, LLC Dog Training and Behavior Consulting

    Caitlin Morrow CPDT-KA, RVT

    Behavior Consulting for Dogs & Cats with follow-up training, Private Training, Puppy Training, Group Classes, Behavior Modification, Seminars, Workshops, Day Training, Cooperative Care, Consulting, and Staff Training for Veterinary Offices. We help owners with Obedience, Manners, Problem Solving, Aggression, Anxiety, Tricks, Nose work, and so much more Serve WNC and Haywood County.


    Phone: (828) 565-1050


  • High Flyer Agility Center

    Brian Ferrand

    Dog agility training and dog behavior training is available in private lessons by appointment. Group classes offered. Online video training is available


  • Pia Silvani Consulting

    Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, Fear Free Certified Trainer

    Private training: cat and dog behavior problems, training, games, socialization training, phone consults.

    Offering Group classes at Asheville Humane Society: Puppy Kindergarten (8-16 weeks of age), Canine Manners Course (over 16 weeks of age), Beyond Basic Manners Classes. To sign up:


    Phone: :  (973) 698-2748


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