Dog trainer or animal behaviorist. What to look for when it comes to complicated dog issues.

What to Google? “Dog Trainer” or “Behavior Consultant” 

Your new dog ambushed your elderly neighbor with such a wild display of leaping and barking that it almost knocked the poor gal off the porch. Then he destroyed your living room More »

Selling Your Home When You Have Pets: A Balancing Act

Nationally, 56% of homeowners share their home with pets. And in the Asheville area it’s a pretty good guess that this number is higher. WNC people love our dogs and when it’s More »

Why I Don’t Declaw

This is a controversial subject in the veterinary world. In the United States, a large proportion of veterinarians declaw cats. That is not true in the rest of the world, where to More »

Mixing It Up with Multiple Species

For thirty years I’ve had multiple species in my home, and yes, there have been a few disagreements. I like to refer to my pet-style as ‘The Brady Bunch’: full and diverse. More »

Hyperbaric Chamber Available Soon for Area Pets and Vets 

A useful therapeutic tool used to treat humans for over 20 years will soon be on-line at the REACH emergency and specialty animal hospital. The new veterinary hyperbaric chamber, slated to start More »

Healing & Heeling the Dog Within

Asheville, NC is a bastion of alternative practices and ideas. To add to this vibrant alternative community, a local veterinarian and a biologist/dog trainer are joining forces to present Healing & Heeling the Dog Within, a series of educational talks on a favorite topic of many – DOGS!