petsincomiN1 Appalachian DogTraining, LLC, 9485 Boylston Highway, Mills River, NC (2023)

Appalachian DogTraining, LLC

Appalachian DogTraining, LLC Providing a dog training experience with the resources your dog needs for success!

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Do you know what it means when we say a dog is double-coated?This means that a dog has an undercoat and outer coat of fu...
12/07/2022

Do you know what it means when we say a dog is double-coated?

This means that a dog has an undercoat and outer coat of fur. This double coat keeps the dog cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

It’s very important to get your double-coated dog groomed regularly to prevent matting. You can also expect more shedding from double-coated dogs. They can require more maintenance than single-coated dogs, but it’s worth it, right? ☺️

Did you know your dog could be left or right-pawed? Many dogs have a preferred paw that they lead with. You find this ou...
12/06/2022

Did you know your dog could be left or right-pawed? Many dogs have a preferred paw that they lead with. You find this out by giving them their favorite toy or use an interactive game (like hiding a treat) and see which paw they use to help themselves with first.

Do we use treats and positive reinforcement?Yes we do! We make sure to motivate your dog and build their drive to work f...
12/05/2022

Do we use treats and positive reinforcement?

Yes we do! We make sure to motivate your dog and build their drive to work for us. Some dogs work the hardest for treats, some work best with affection and praise, and some like to work for a toy. What motivates your dog? 🐶

Read to a service dog We Rock the Spectrum - Asheville . Have a special children’s group? Request an educational Therapy...
12/05/2022

Read to a service dog We Rock the Spectrum - Asheville . Have a special children’s group? Request an educational Therapy Dog visit.

Reading to Service Dogs! 2:00-3:00 on Tuesday December 13th! rocks!

Photos from The Family Place of Transylvania County's post
12/01/2022

Photos from The Family Place of Transylvania County's post

Are you having any issues with your dog following their Graduation here?We offer refresher training and support (call/te...
12/01/2022

Are you having any issues with your dog following their Graduation here?

We offer refresher training and support (call/text/e-mail) for life of your dog. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out for support! We are committed to watching you and your dog succeed.

11/30/2022

A team with this level of dedication is rare find in today's world, we are truly fortunate!

Google Review "I actually don’t know where to begin with this review. Our entire team experience from beginning to finish has been absolutely wonderful.

We had a puppy who had some very difficult behaviors and needed dedicated training time. We chose Morgan and the team at ADT because they get results and their approach to training places communication between dog and owner first. We sent our 9 month old puppy off to board and train for 6 weeks.

They gave us every tool to help our puppy understand us and to help us understand him as well. The result- a beautifully trained dog ho is so much happier because there are boundaries and rules they understand. We can shower him with love but also ask him (once) to go to his place and he will I’ll now do it- before training this would have resulted in the puppy tearing around the house in a game of chase we didn’t want to play.

Thank you so much Appalachian Dog Training for giving us our dog back. We are so thankful for your help and will be using your services again (soon!) for our older dog.

If you are shopping around for a dog training service please be warned: I went to a local pet supply store and was talking to the owner about how pleased I am with our results from ADT. Suddenly the owner started shaking her head and nothing but negative things to say about ADT and claimed to have had to “fix” their training multiple times. She claimed she was the best training facility in town and tried to sell me on her services. (Shady, shady, shady!)

In case anyone else has this experience, I can tell you what she has to say is *completely* untrue. I have only had professional experience with amazing results from Appalachian Dog Training. I made sure to emphasize how happy I was with our choice. Don’t be fooled by local business owners who offer competitive training services who give negative reviews- it’s absolute rubbish!

Appalachian Dog Training is an absolutely amazing business and I can’t wait to send my other pup to them for off lead training.

The ADT facility is lovely, the handlers are knowledgeable, kind and professional and I could be happier to recommend them to any and everyone who needs help with their dog.

Thank you so much! This has changed our lives!!!!"

Do you know what we mean when we say that we work on giving dogs appropriately timed affection?We don’t want to be talki...
11/30/2022

Do you know what we mean when we say that we work on giving dogs appropriately timed affection?

We don’t want to be talking excitedly and giving them attention or affection when they’re performing behaviors that we don’t want.

For instance, if a dog shows a behavior like jumping up on us, pawing at our faces, or begging for food at the table we remove all attention and affection until they are showing a behavior that we want. We only give the dogs affections and attention when they’re behaving how we want them to. This reinforces appropriate behavior with appropriately timed affection.

Golden Retrievers are naturally mouthy. They love to carry things and, as their name suggests, retrieve. This can be ver...
11/29/2022

Golden Retrievers are naturally mouthy. They love to carry things and, as their name suggests, retrieve. This can be very cute and a fun way to play with them, but keep it in mind if they’re allowed free roam of the house. They may think your favorite shoe is a toy 😉

11/29/2022

💕The most beautiful day in the most beautiful place 💕

Welcome our two new classmates Lottie and Baxter! 👏🎉☺️Lottie is an American Cocker Spaniel and Baxter is an Australian L...
11/28/2022

Welcome our two new classmates Lottie and Baxter! 👏🎉☺️

Lottie is an American Cocker Spaniel and Baxter is an Australian Labradoodle.

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11/28/2022

Christmas is almost here
Book your dog's Refresher Training ASAP to ensure availability!

Odin has graduated from our off-leash training program! His owners adore him, but weren’t loving some of his mischievous...
11/25/2022

Odin has graduated from our off-leash training program! His owners adore him, but weren’t loving some of his mischievous and controlling behaviors. They needed a way to follow through with expectations and to communicate with Odin.

Odin’s people were very pleased with his training, calling it “life changing”.

Odin is a very special dog and we had an absolute pleasure working with him. Way to go Odin!! 👏🎓🥳

Happy Thanksgiving from Appalachian Dog Training! We’re thankful for all the dogs and clients we get to work with. What ...
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving from Appalachian Dog Training! We’re thankful for all the dogs and clients we get to work with. What are you thankful for? 🍁🦃

Many dog owners create their own command to tell their dog to go to the bathroom. Do you know the command that we use?We...
11/23/2022

Many dog owners create their own command to tell their dog to go to the bathroom. Do you know the command that we use?

We use “Better Hurry” and we teach the dogs that they don’t get a very long time to do their business. This creates a sense of urgency, which is especially helpful this time of year with the cold weather 🥶❄️

Therapy dog visit in Brevard, NC November 29th!
11/23/2022

Therapy dog visit in Brevard, NC November 29th!

Since we talked about Thanksgiving table scraps yesterday, let’s talk about a few foods your dog can have (in moderation...
11/22/2022

Since we talked about Thanksgiving table scraps yesterday, let’s talk about a few foods your dog can have (in moderation) and a few foods you should avoid.

Your dog can have: carrots, celery, sweet potato, green beans, pumpkin, and turkey with no skin, fat, or bones.

Your dog should not have: garlic, onion, stuffing, canned cranberry , leeks, raw potatoes, or any pre-made desserts.

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Creating rules for your dog that only apply sometimes can cause confusion. It’s best to have clear rules that apply alwa...
11/21/2022

Creating rules for your dog that only apply sometimes can cause confusion. It’s best to have clear rules that apply always or never.

For instance, if you don’t want your dog to beg at the table while you’re eating, that means no feeding your dog at the table, ever. If you feed them at the table only sometimes, like for Thanksgiving, you are encouraging a behavior that you don’t want. If you want to include your dog in the Thanksgiving festivities, feed them away from the table.

Here’s a few reminders to keep in mind when continuing your dog’s training at home: - Remember, don’t expect immediate p...
11/17/2022

Here’s a few reminders to keep in mind when continuing your dog’s training at home:

- Remember, don’t expect immediate perfection. Get small wins in the beginning and build from there.
- Consistency is key. Make sure everyone around your dog is on-board with their training plan.
- Make it fun and try not to get frustrated. Your dog will pick up on your frustration. Take a small break if you need to.
- Incorporate the training into daily life. Put your dog in a place while you’re cooking. Just be ready to correct them if they break it.

We set the rules for our dogs, not the other way around.Can you imagine a 3 year old making all the house rules? Junk fo...
11/16/2022

We set the rules for our dogs, not the other way around.

Can you imagine a 3 year old making all the house rules? Junk food for every meal, being noisy all hours of the day, playing with toys all day long, jumping on the nice furniture, stealing things out of each other’s hands, games of keep-away.

Sounds chaotic, right? It doesn’t have to be if WE set the rules 😉

Wally is one of our many success trainings 💕 Wally had completed a good deal of training at home but he continued to str...
11/15/2022

Wally is one of our many success trainings 💕 Wally had completed a good deal of training at home but he continued to struggle with other dogs and was totally out of control on walks.

Wally needed socializing and clear direction to overcome these challenges. We also suggested an ebike to help meet Wally’s exercise needs with a busy family schedule.

Well Wally sure got an amazing graduation gift!!
He loves his bike rides and has been doing wonderful with his training back home.

Wally worked hard to achieve these changes and so did his family.

Restoring harmony in the household is delightful 💕

Does your dog know their name?We gauge this by whether the dog looks us in the eyes after we say their name.The goal of ...
11/15/2022

Does your dog know their name?

We gauge this by whether the dog looks us in the eyes after we say their name.

The goal of a dog knowing their name is to be able grab their attention and to let them know “Hey, I’m talking to you.”

Congratulations Murphy 👏🎉 this hound dog has graduated from our  behavior training program!! You may also recognize his ...
11/14/2022

Congratulations Murphy 👏🎉 this hound dog has graduated from our behavior training program!! You may also recognize his sister, Betsy, who was a part of our off leash program a while ago :) Murphy was very good, until his family needed him to behave around Betsy…then he turned his ears off ;) He has successfully learned how to work around other dogs and in highly exciting environments, like other dogs playing, or getting the attention, and we are very proud of him! Go Murphy and family 🤩🐾

It’s important to remember that your dog’s training continues when you take them home after their Graduation. They have ...
11/14/2022

It’s important to remember that your dog’s training continues when you take them home after their Graduation. They have to learn that you will follow through with all expectations, such as following commands and maintaining all implied stays.

We build a relationship with your dog while they’re here with us for 3-6 weeks. During this time they learn what we expect of them. So they have to go through this process with you as well.

Your relationship with your dog will change, but it will be for the better!

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When Coraline is on PLACE , she can’t beg for food or sneak off to piddle in the next room…not that she would ever do th...
11/13/2022

When Coraline is on PLACE , she can’t beg for food or sneak off to piddle in the next room…not that she would ever do that 😆.

Recognizing all who have served in our Armed ForcesWe appreciate you!! Did you know our founder, Katie, is a Navy Vetera...
11/11/2022

Recognizing all who have served in our Armed Forces
We appreciate you!!

Did you know our founder, Katie, is a Navy Veteran? Katie served as a Satellite Telecommunications Operator. Her duty station was a NATO Base in Naples, Italy. She was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) for her work with 2 animal rescue groups. Katie worked with feral and semi feral dogs to train and acclimate them for life as a family pet. Her training helped military families adopt and keep dogs that were previously living on the street with no care or homes. This experience with feral dogs for 4 years was the most unique learning environment for canine behavior !

Did you know that a dog’s “smell center” of the brain is 40 times larger than humans?We don’t let our dog’s dip their he...
11/10/2022

Did you know that a dog’s “smell center” of the brain is 40 times larger than humans?

We don’t let our dog’s dip their heads to sniff when we’re in a “heel”. Don’t feel too bad for them though, they can still smell everything around them 👃

Can you identify all the dog breeds we have in this class?Answer:3 Australian LabradoodlesBernedoodleBernese Mountain Do...
11/09/2022

Can you identify all the dog breeds we have in this class?

Answer:
3 Australian Labradoodles
Bernedoodle
Bernese Mountain Dog
Golden Retriever
Standard Poodle
German Shepherd/Lab Mix
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Rottweiler Mix

We let the dogs do some exploring on their first full day of training here. This includes meeting our very lifelike dog ...
11/08/2022

We let the dogs do some exploring on their first full day of training here. This includes meeting our very lifelike dog statue 🗿🐶

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It’s new class day! Welcome!! We are so excited to have this new group join us!🐾
11/08/2022

It’s new class day! Welcome!! We are so excited to have this new group join us!🐾

It’s new class day! Welcome!! We are so excited to have this new group join us!🐾
11/07/2022

It’s new class day! Welcome!! We are so excited to have this new group join us!🐾

June did it!! She is another graduate of our behavior training program! June is a 6 year old  and had been difficult to ...
11/05/2022

June did it!! She is another graduate of our behavior training program! June is a 6 year old and had been difficult to manage on the leash and in public settings. She learned how to stop lunging and pulling her owner toward every dog and distraction. With dogs like June, there will be lifelong management to ensure she doesn’t react toward another dog (or deer 😉) but she and her family are well on their way! We couldn’t be more proud of them 👏🎓

Wally has graduated from our Behavior Modification program! Wally’s family had taken him to training in the past, but we...
11/05/2022

Wally has graduated from our Behavior Modification program! Wally’s family had taken him to training in the past, but were still having issues with him taking food out of their kid’s hands, running around the house and barking at people, and digging and chewing things he shouldn’t be chewing. We taught them how to use the e-collar to put Wally into command or to “leave it” when he’s fixated on something.

Congratulations Wally and family! 🎓👏

Congratulations Goose!! He has successfully graduated from our behavior training program! He presented with aggression t...
11/05/2022

Congratulations Goose!! He has successfully graduated from our behavior training program! He presented with aggression toward dogs and humans when entering their home and on their walks. He was also fighting with his brother, making life very challenging for his family. Goose learned how to navigate these situations with obedience. His family aced the lesson and we’re so proud of all of them 👏🎓🐾

Penn has graduated from our off-leash training program! Penn’s owner needed him to learn some basic obedience and an off...
11/04/2022

Penn has graduated from our off-leash training program! Penn’s owner needed him to learn some basic obedience and an off-switch, especially around cats! Penn took to the e-collar so well and now his human has a reliable way to communicate his expectations for Penn.

Way to go Penn! 🎓🎉

We don’t offer agility training here, but we can use agility as a fun way to exercise and challenge the dogs (as time pe...
11/03/2022

We don’t offer agility training here, but we can use agility as a fun way to exercise and challenge the dogs (as time permits with their training plan).

Sookie completed Behavior Training today which is brought full circle with her family learning her new commands and how ...
11/02/2022

Sookie completed Behavior Training today which is brought full circle with her family learning her new commands and how to provide rules and direction.

Behavior Training includes on & off leash commands combined with specific behavioral protocols to change a dogs behavior. We can change a dogs behavior by a degree, or a percentage, but we cannot change the dog itself or the dogs innate temperament or personality.

Successful change occurs with clear communication, direction through obedience commands, and by setting rules and following through with them (boundaries).

Success does require a change in our patterns and routines and can certainly challenge us too! But with a slight discomfort (change) we can then see, feel, touch and smile at the change we brought about in our dog. Sookie has practiced calm behaviors, encouraging her to maintain a relaxed state of mind with does bring peace to the family.

Great work today, keep it up, Sookie!!

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9485 Boylston Highway
Mills River, NC
28759

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm

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+18287085949

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We are teaming up with Marlow’s Mutts-n-More to get this amazing little guy adopted. Pisgah Pete was selected from Transylvania Animal Shelter for the Rescue Train/Adopt Program through Appalachian DogTraining, LLC. Pete is a 17 pound Jack Russel Terrier Mix . He is medium to medium high energy and will require a family that will continue to exercise him with either daily walks or hikes (he would make an excellent hiking buddy). He is great with other dogs, cats and even farm animals. This little guy has done amazing with the training program and not many dogs get the opportunity to get this extensive training to help them get the 2nd chance they deserve. See a lot of dogs don't show well at shelters - they are on sensory overload and they do not present well - Pisgah Pete was one of those dogs but Ashley saw past that and knew that this boy deserved a 2nd chance and what an amazing opportunity for him to get the training he has. And he has succeeded and is ready to find a family to call his own.
If you are interested in Pisgah Pete - please go to our website www.boxerbuttsandothermutts.org and fill out our adoption application. If you have any questions at all - please feel free to message us.
Pisgah Pete is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, current on his heartworm prevention , and dewormed - the only thing missing is a family to call his own. So lets make that happen
My sweet boy practicing his “place” and other skills today 🙌🏻 he is awesome at it all! Appalachian DogTraining, LLC
Thank you N2SignCo for creating such a unique art piece of Summer - our TIP of WNC therapy dog. TIP of WNC is lucky to have this sweet girl available to offer care to survivors of trauma along with her handler, and TIP Volunteer, Katie.

Thanks Appalachian DogTraining, LLC for helping bring Summer to TIP of WNC!

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Thank you for the Lucy videos! She is making great strides, it appears. Miss you, Lucy!
We just recently purchased our Golden Retriever Luna from Appalachian Dog Training and we had a wonderful experience from talking with Katie to actually meeting our sweet puppy. Katie was great in going over training with us and our new baby and spending as much time as needed.
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