Come in to The Dog Door and discover the key to your dog. You will open up a world of understanding unlike anything you have experienced before, and be given the tools you have been searching for to build a balanced relationship. Here you will find unparalleled honesty, professional integrity, compassion, personal support, and uncompromised humane treatment of dogs and their people. You will not find false promises, judgment, or unrealistic expectations. We get it. Life with your dog is not always easy.
The Dog Door bridges the gaps- between people and dogs, between animals, between the sciences, between the history of men and dogs and the modern pet dog world. We are more than a behavior center or training facility. The Dog Door is a movement to raise the bar of public understanding about pet dogs through integrated science and innovative practical solutions. The Dog Door is a way of life. We welcome you to join us in this new world of dog. When it comes to helping people and their canine companions, we have it all. Revolutionary, useful, fun. Anything but ordinary:
Our Training Programs
Asheville, NC through the eyes of Sammy the rescue dog!
Sammy was trained by Kim Brophey
Unique Toys & Accessories for Man’s Best Friend.
Dog Door Store
Our incredible storefront in our downtown Asheville Behavior Center location offers a unique assortment of hand-picked trade secret tools for dogs (i.e. humane and effective no-pull harnesses, anxiety treatments), select natural chews and treats, colorful collars, practical outdoor gear for dogs, the best books available, and a shamelessly entertaining and funny array of gifts (t-shirts, mugs, magnets, signs, cards, and more). Check out Dog city, USA, Asheville's one and only Dog Welcome Center, located at the Dog Door Store. Let us give your dog a warm Asheville welcome!
The Dog Door is owned and operated by Applied Ethologist and nationally awarded and certified trainer and behavior consultant, Kim Brophey.
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