Providing Wholistic Training Solutions to Our Clients in Western North Carolina Since 2002

Our Mission is to Help Dogs and Their Humans attain a Mutual Understanding Thru the Use of Compassionate Force Free Training Methods.

 Our Training Philosophies are Based on Effective Leadership, Scientific Methods, and are Client Friendly.

We are Veterinarian, and Client Approved.

 Certified, Ethical, Knowledgable.


Advocates Against Shock Collar Training

Based on current scientific evidence, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommends that only reward-based training methods are used for all dog training, including the treatment of behavior problems.

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Nan is the best! Nice small class, excellent information shared in class & take home sheets, and amazing interaction with each dog. She is skilled at knowing the temperaments of different breeds and helps each owner work with their particular dog’s characteristics. Nan always takes time to answer each owner’s questions and offers several good examples for problem solving. It’s obvious Nan loves her job from the thought and care she puts into her class. Our Sweet Pea Aussiedoodle loves her!

Diane Carr

Nan is the best!

Nan was recommended by my dog’s foster mom. I found her to be extremely professional and so wise about dogs. My dog, a rescue (and part Jack Russell) took to her immediately. Not only was she kind and knowledgable, she was an excellent role model for me and for my husband. After just a few sessions, we started to respond differently to our dog and he has calmed down considerably.
I highly recommend Nan as a trainer. She has given us the confidence and skill to deal with our lovable but highly energetic dog. And she accomplished this with gentleness and positivity, not physical intimidation.

Ellen Marsh

Nan trains with gentleness and positivity…

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Teaching Dogs Good Play

It’s important to remember that what our dogs practice they get better at. Interrupting undesirable behaviors by using consequences and/or management helps them learn what is acceptable and what is not. In the context of play it’s important to remember there should be interruptions in play, things like pauses, shake offs and role reversals. If … Continue reading Teaching Dogs Good Play

Upcoming Classes

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy This is the most important training you can do for your puppy and it starts at the very beginning. Set your new puppy up for success! 8 weeks / $275 Basic Obedience Get the right help with leash walking, jumping, recall, and other issues using traditional obedience work and management options. 6 … Continue reading Upcoming Classes

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