A Collaborative Team of Trainers
The benefits of working together are fairly obvious for the purpose of educating and enhancing the greater good of the canine/human relationship. My goal is to bring in other trainers to offer more "sport" and relationship building manners classes and workshops.
Classes held at A Good Dog's Life: 33 Hidden Acres Drive, Asheville, NC 28803
These individuals below come along side of me to offer classes at A Good Dog's Life Training Center through WNC K9. This page provides an advertising tool for each instructor listed. They don't necessarily share all my training views and practices.
To be included on this page they need to understand the relationship between positive reinforcement and negative punishment methods as well as promise not to use harsh corrections in their training classes. Positive punishment is not allowed on A Good Dog's Life Training Center campus!
If you have any questions or concerns about anyone listed on this page, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org | 828-712-4245
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In 1995, Gail Hubbard set out on a mission to better understand how dogs think so that she could help owners deepen their relationship with their dog. Training that is fun as well as effective was her goal. While reading and researching dog training, Gail first started a dog walking business, A Dog’s Life, in Cleveland, Ohio. After helping clients with the basics and building more of a love for helping owners build a healthy relationship with their dogs, in 1996, she out-sourced her advertising work to close colleagues and enrolled at West Virginia Canine College (WVCC).
Carolyn Bigley has been working and training with dogs since 1996.
After graduation from college, she was volunteering in the swamps of Louisiana and found a beagle about to be lunch by a giant alligator. “Bayou” as he came to be named, was her first rescue. Bayou was a lovable but destructive, barking and unruly beagle pup, and Carolyn being fresh out of college had no money to formally train him. So she began interning with a local dog training company and the rest is history.
Lezle Stein, formally of Los Angeles, California, has made the move into western North Carolina, bringing with her a myriad of talents, expertise, and devotion to the animals of Western North Carolina. Volunteering for PAWS of RC, Lezle is training adoptable dogs as they await their 'fur-ever' families.
Prior to moving to WNC, Lezle was a highly regarded dog trainer in the Los Angeles area. She was featured in the Blu-Ray DVD release of Marley & Me, in which she offered dog-training advice throughout the movie. Those familiar with movie know it's about an adorable yellow Labrador who doesn't always behave the best.
Jor Sutton grew up with dogs and has been training since 1980. That year he researched breeds, picked a German Shepherd, and taught him using a gentle version of the Kohler Method. In 1998 he finished a degree in Jazz Studies from U.N.C.A. where he started teaching Percussion lessons. In 2000 he began teaching in the Pathways Department at A.B.Tech. This teaching background influences his dog training and how he teaches people using clear, concise exercises to make training easy to understand both for dogs and humans. Improvisation is essential in dog training.