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
Unique Toys & Accessories for Man’s Best Friend.
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).
The Dog Door is owned and operated by Applied Ethologist and nationally awarded and certified trainer and behavior consultant, Kim Brophey. With WNC’s only certified dog behavior consultant on staff, The Dog Door’s Behavior Team is Asheville’s only Trupanion Pet Insurance approved in-network provider and veterinarian trusted source for qualified professional services.
Alexandre Rossi, a colleague of mine in Brazil, asked me to weigh in on the concept of strictly "positive reinforcement" dog training: The dog training and behavior field is, in my opinion, overly …
Holds the Favorite Spot on Many Lists One of my favorite training tools is actually the same as my favorite puppy toy which is the same as my favorite toy for owners playing together with …
I find being a trainer who works with busy families both rewarding and challenging. I love seeing children learn to interact with dogs in a positive, meaningful way. This knowledge can …