obedience trainers Erie


The best dog training North Carolina has to offer!

Dog Trainer Erie PA


Who doesn’t love an obedient dog?


Even your Dog does.

We’re professional dog trainers in Asheville, NC. If you’re searching for “dog training near me” and you live in Asheville, you’ve come to the right place to get your furry friend some manners! Call us NOW for an INSTANT QUOTE!


Asheville North Carolina’s #1 Dog Trainers

Sally Said So is THE home of commitment-based dog training. Our dog training classes focus on more than your typical obedience, group classes and simple commands. Our professional dog trainers teach lifestyle training programs that are designed around your life, activity level and schedule. Because our programs have great attention to detail and we create a personal touch for all, our clients tell us that Sally Said So is the Best Dog Training in Asheville.

If you’re searching “dog training near me” or “puppy training near me” etc. … you have found the right place! Sally Said So delivers in-home dog training programs fully customized to the needs of the dog and the owner.

We have the greatest experienced dog trainers so you can feel at ease knowing your dog is in good hands.

We are happy to provide a consultation that determines the next steps as far as methods and routine based on any issues you may be dealing and a comprehensive evaluation of your dog. We also provide puppy training for those who have recently brought home their new furry family member.

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​Sally Said So’s Vetiquette program aims to make your dog feel comfortable and fearless when seeing the vet. By the time your dog sees the vet doctor, s/he will have been desensitized by our specific dog training that has them habituated to being touched on their feet, mouth, ears, and tail with purpose – hundreds of times in a positive way.

The Number One Dog Training Asheville Has To Offer

Shane Gentry – Owner of Sally Said So Dog Training

Sally Said So offers several different professional dog training services, including:

  • Puppy Training
  • Dog Anxiety Training
  • Dog Aggression Training
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen
  • Group Dog Training
  • Private In-Home Training
  • Behavior Modification Training
  • Expecting Mothers Canine Preparation
  • Pet First-Aid Classes
  • And More!

Sally Said So Professional Dog Training is Fear Free Certified.

Obedience Dog Training Instructors: We Can Help!

Dog Aggression Training

We dig deep to find the cause behind your dog’s excessive barking, stiff body posture, and snarling behaviors. We use a very strict program that produces results and makes your furry friend happier.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification

In order for your furry family member to be a respected member of the community, simply enroll them in Sally Said So’s Canine Good Citizen Program. This well-rounded dog training program will help change your dog’s behavior in the most positive way!

Puppy Training

When it comes to your dog’s long-term behavioral development, we understand that puppy months are critical. Our renowned puppy training program is designed with dog behavior in mind. You deserve to have peace of mind, knowing your pup won’t cause destruction to your home.  

Dog Anxiety Training

Our dog training methods and techniques will teach your pup to be more comfortable. Just like humans, dogs have anxiety…either separation or the fear of the unknown.



Our technique is simple and gets the job done. We actually come into your home and set up your place to be successful. Every week we come with packets to follow so there is no question as to what you should be doing. We make sure your pup is set up for success. During the training, we teach everything from different areas of the house so they will be trusted. We make them earn their freedom back. It sounds strict, but honestly, the dogs love it, they get lots of love attention, training and treats. They also get exercise and a routine which takes anxiety down and happiness up. When dogs know exactly what you want of them, your home is a lot happier and the dog is comfortable in their own skin, leaving the “bad” behaviors in the past.

Due to a dog’s short memory span, it is best to teach them NOT to do something while IN THE ACT of doing it. Otherwise, if you try to address the problem even a few minutes later, they won’t understand why you are trying to correct them for something done minutes early. While dog training, ensure they are corrected when offering unwanted behaviors and praised when they make the right choices. It can be beneficial to have them on the leash at all times so they are constantly monitored and watched during the process. At Sally Said So, we can get you on the right track with our dog training classes and puppy training if you’ve got a pup.

It takes time, patience, and persistence to teach them things they should be doing and not doing. Just remember, dogs are not humans, they have ZERO CLUE what “no” means. They are clueless when knowing what you want from them, let alone knowing the rules, how to be potty trained, where they can sleep, not sleep or not to touch the garbage. Never assume that dogs should JUST KNOW. They don’t know anything, unless you take the time to teach them properly. Proper dog training is the key to success.

Different Kinds of Dog Training

Sally Said So offers several dog training programs in Asheville, so you and your dog have many options when it comes to learning.  Based on the needs of the owner and dog, choose dog training classes ranging from basic etiquette, to service work, such as search and rescue work, to puppy training. We have it all.

Have you just got yourself a pup? Or thinking of getting one soon? Sally Said So puppy training classes are the best way to socialize your puppy to other dogs and people in a safe and controlled environment. Learn how to raise a confident, happy, fearless dog. You and your pup are bound to have tons of fun during the process.

Here are some various types of dog training programs that are available.

Behavioral training

Our Behavioral Dog Training in Asheville is ideal for aggressive dog behavior since it teaches dogs how to behave correctly around people and other animals. Although aggressive behavior can’t be fixed in a short time span, there are things you can do to help keep your dog calm. Teaching them basic commands do help, but the end goal is to make them good citizens as dogs on a consistent basis. Most of this dog training tries to correct problems like chewing, excessive dog barking, jumping on people, biting, or housebreaking. Understanding what’s causing the dog’s aggressive behavior is the first step toward eliminating this behavior. For instance, some dogs will react aggressively toward strangers or children, while numerous dogs growl when someone approaches them while they’re chewing or eating a bone. For younger pups that are just getting started, Behavioral Dog Training is a very appropriate and valuable type of dog training. Puppy training is best done before bad habits are developed.

How to Stop Aggression

It’s important to take note when your dog’s behavior becomes aggressive and the circumstances surrounding the behavior so you can plan out the right course of action. There are many ways you can help your dog stay calm to avoid the aggressive behavior which can include excessive dog barking, a stiff stance, growling, etc. – but this will take time, consistency, and possibly the help of a dog training professional. So, if you live in Asheville, there is no need to start googling “dog training near me” – Sally Said So is here to help and make that difference you and your dog need.

Obedience training

Do you want to learn how to successfully implement commands like lie down, sit, or stay with your dog? Sally Said So’s Dog Obedience training is all about helping owners have a well-behaved dog that abides to these important directions. This type of dog training is a slightly more advanced dog training than our behavioral dog training, but will most likely include some training to fix any behavioral problems before arise. Dog Obedience is also great puppy training for those young pups who desperately need a push in the right direction.

Vocational or Service Dog Training

Just like humans, dogs can learn a large range of skills. Some dogs learn how to assist the disabled, do search and rescue work, hunt, heard, or even work with law enforcement. Sally Said So’s Off Leash K9 Training is the best dog training program to acquire this type of skillset. These learned skills are like vocational dog training because it means that they will have a career helping people in one way or another. With these dog training classes; dogs learn specific techniques to enhance their senses and communicate with humans. Even though the program is hard work and time-consuming, it’s definitely worth it. Any type of vocational training for dogs would assume that they have a solid foundation in terms of their basic skills. Keep in mind that some of these programs are best suited for specific breeds.

What sets us apart from other obedience trainers?

At Sally Said So we believe that building a strong relationship between dogs and their owners is key, so that’s one of our goals. We hope that after working with us you will never need another dog trainer again. We ensure that not only the dog but also the owner is getting the right training! We understand that dog owners play an important role so we make it a top priority to give them the best knowledge and skills required for a well trained, happy dog.

If you have a dog who is struggling with behavioral issues give Sally Said So a call today for the best dog training classes in Asheville!

We are excited to help your dog learn new skills and have a more balanced life – which would make your life easier.

Sally Said So is also AKC CGC certificated. We look forward to hearing from you!

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What Our Customers Say!

This company has incredible, dedicated and professional trainers. They are patient and kind and I would highly recommend them!!
Gina-Maria Pomann

These people speak a dogs language. Amazing results. Wish I could give more than 5 stars !
Bill yukon Hockenbury

Awesome! I needed help with some bad behavior my rescue dog was exhibiting and they were extremely helpful.
Falls Creek Farm

Shane and his trainers are absolutely AMAZING! My family loved learning how to train our puppy, and the puppy responded surprisingly well!
Jai Dollie

I worked with Shane personally, and he was so amazing! Since he has had a hand in everyone’s training at Sally Said So, I have no doubt that the rest of their team is equally amazing! Our training focused on reducing my dogs’ anxiety, and now doing activities with them is 100% a more enjoyable experience!
Sarah Whitley

I highly recommend Sally Said So. Shane and his colleagues taught me tips after I started fostering a dog from a Humane Society that had been at the shelter for most of his life. I honestly didn’t think this dog could be helped but with tips and patience, the dog is well behaved now and will never have go back to a shelter again. Thank you so much! What seemed impossible has actually been a success story!
Ken Matthews

Why it’s important to start Puppy Training early


At such a young age, puppies hardly retain anything, however, with consistency they will finally learn. We have realized that when you limit a puppy’s freedom, they are more prone to taking on things and learning fast.

Watch for any aggression or anxiety before it becomes a problem. Just like little kids, all puppies need a leader and when they’re this young, they yearn for it even if they don’t realize it. Sally Said So does puppy training or puppy preschool.

To play and to express dominance this is the stage where they use their teeth to explore. Also, at this stage, when things happen, it could stick with them for a long period of time. In order to get used to loud noises, other people, other dogs and even cats, puppies need to be socialized directly after their vaccinations.  Life can get pretty hard for you and your pup in the future if you don’t take this step. Puppies are a lot of responsibility and lots needs to be done in the early years. We can help. Call us for a consultation or a schedule of puppy training classes in Asheville.

Sally Said So now covers the following areas in North Carolina: Crystal Coast, Triangle, Triad, Charlotte, Asheville



Sally Said So Dog Training
828 439 0963