Meet Shane Gentry – Expert Dog Trainer in Asheville and active member of the community


Shane Gentry is a professional dog trainer and a dog behavior consultant serving dogs of Asheville, and the surrounding areas. Shane has been an animal lover and dog enthusiast for as long as he can remember.  With a lifetime of animal training experience, both on the volunteer and professional levels Shane is also a strong community member and a father.  Sally Said So came to fruition after Shane finished a career in the construction industry and realized his dream of becoming an expert in dog behavior.

He has completed several intensive certification courses, most notably through Animal Behavior College, the largest trainer’s school in the United States, and Canine Trade Group, an exclusive program for private in-home behavioral training. He hasn’t stopped at only training dogs – he has trained a goat and prairie dog!

Sally Said So is referred by and works very closely with Dr. Byrd of Socks and Company Mobile Vet, she is extremely passionate about animal behavior.

Shane knows that communication with his human clients is just as important as communication with his dog clients. Not only is he dedicated to providing the greatest, results-based dog training in Asheville, but he is also committed to meeting the expectations of the dog owners he works with. His business has thrived solely on word-of-mouth and veterinarian referral for years because he provides exceptional service to both his human clients and his canine clients.

Call us today at (828)439-0963 or on our contact page to learn more or to set up an initial behavior consultation!



We are a professional dog training company serving the Asheville, NC area. We are proud to fix even the most unruly pup with our methods that show results.

We deal with anxiety behavior, aggressive behavior, dog on dog aggression, people aggression, puppies, basic obedience, off leash obedience and much more.

We will meet you for a consultation where we will sit down and go over any issues you may be dealing with while also evaluating your pup and determining the next steps as far as routine and methods go.

We have been training dogs for over 20 years and are super confident to teach YOU how to teach your dog. We believe the handling must come from the owner so there is no confusion and well, you will be top dog.


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Talk to our expert dog trainers. To get started we do a 1-on-1 dog training consultation where we meet with you and your dog to find the best solution. The methods used are ones we determine at the consultation.

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Sally Said So Dog Training
828 439 0963