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Off Leash Adventure Play Groups for Your Dog on 6.5 Fenced Acres!

  Is your dog alone and bored while you are at work all day?

 Does she engage in undesirable behaviors to alleviate her boredom?

 Does he greet you with frantic energy at the end of your long day when you are trying to prepare dinner, help the kids with homework, or simply unwind?

Let Us Help!

 

We are still providing hikes but have modified our intake process for new dogs due to COVID-19.  In addition - we are also offering private rental of our fenced acreage to hike with your dog.  $10 per hour.  If you'd like information on our hiking service or would like to book private time to hike your dog please contact us: info@ashevilledogs.com 

 

I had a great experience using Dana as a regular dog walker and occasional dog sitter for my two large dogs. It's a great relief to know your beloved fur-babies are in the capable, caring and positive hands of someone like Dana. Additionally, she provides clear communication with the humans and was... more
Kate M.
Richmond, CA
Dana is an amazing dog walker, completely responsible, reliable and enthusiastic.  And the name Love of the Pup is perfect for her, as she is a devoted dog lover. Anyone would be lucky to send their dog out with her on the trail. Woof woof (that's my pup agreeing wholeheartedly).
Jane S.
Berkeley, CA
My large, loud dog Rebel may be barking and out of control when Dana arrives, but she knows exactly what to do and say to charm him into a peaceful, happy state. She exudes that strong, steadiness we all love to be around. Her dog groups are well planned with compatible dogs, safe locations and a... more
Lucy W.
Richmond, CA

Happy Dog Tips

What Causes Aggressive Dog Behavior?
In a world where our canine companions are often referred to as our “best friends,” it’s a puzzle that so many dog-human communications (or should I say miscommunications?) result in behavior that we perceive as aggression – anything from a freeze (stillness), hard stare, growl, snarl, snap, or bite, all the way to a full-on attack.
By Aaron B. Clayton on 09/09/2016

Although ClickerExpo is not strictly a scientific conference, its Sessions & Labs often have a scientific focus and always have a scientific basis. So, if you are a behavior nerd and proud of it, you’ll feel right at home. Here are the top five reasons why:

#5: We Live on the Edge

The leading edge. That’s a trite phrase unless there’s a track record to back it up—and we have that. Groundbreaking concepts and terminology that are now part of our training lexicon were introduced or popularized at ClickerExpo by ClickerExpo...