Puppy Training & Pre-purchase Puppy Consultations


When you get a puppy, it is a financial and emotional investment. Dog training, toys, & vet visits all cost money, but you’ll have more love and a big lifestyle change. Make sure that your puppy has the best home possible. The type of dog you choose will ensure a happy, stress-free life for both you and your dog! For this reason, we offer Pre-Purchase Puppy Consultations as well as Puppy Training once you have welcomed your new puppy home.


Puppy Training – NOW is the time to start training the young pup!


Our puppy training program in Asheville is designed to deal with dog behavior. We know that puppy months are critical in your dog’s long-term behavioral development. We know how to guide you in the best direction possible!

Puppy Training with Sally Said So is more than just basic puppy training classes and puppy socialization classes. We also cover puppy training that includes housebreaking and basic commands. Furthermore, we will show YOU, the owner, how to customize a consistent regiment using YOUR unique lifestyle and schedule.

Our private in-home puppy training classes are scheduled in your home for your convenience. This setup allows our certified trainer to provide one-on-one guidance in the following areas:

  • Housebreaking
  • How to stop inappropriate chewing
  • Preventing nipping and biting
  • Teaching basic obedience
  • How to integrate a puppy into a multi-dog household
  • Puppy crate training
  • Safe social strategies
  • How to handle puppy personalities such as fearful, hyperactive, or nervous
  • Creating a set routine for the puppy
  • Learning how to manage the routine long term
  • How to effectively communicate with your puppy & more!


What is a Pre-Purchase Puppy Consultation?

A Pre-Purchase Puppy Consultation helps you select the right puppy for your needs and lifestyle. Shane Gentry offers a one-on-one private in-home consultation where he carefully assesses your home environment, schedule, lifestyle, your personality, and long-term goals.  Are you an active, outdoorsy person? Do you prefer a lap dog? Do you have room in your vehicle and home for a large dog? Usually, when people choose a puppy, they go for the “cutest” one of the bunch. However, just like with dating, the cutest one might not match your long-term goals.

We can assess what type of dog personality would match yours best. Some dogs are very active happy, and even hyper – meanwhile, others are protective, laid back, or calm. With an extensive background with dog behavior and different breeds, Shane can assist clients in choosing a breed that fits! A certified and experienced trainer can make all the difference when it comes to picking the right breed.


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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How your puppy learns

Your puppy is a quick learner, so utilize the early stages to give them the best head start possible by enrolling them in one of the best puppy training classes Asheville has to offer!

If your puppy does something great then reward them. Dogs learn by association so the action is more likely to be repeated if they associate it with a treat or reward. It is very important that the reward be linked to the action.  So, within seconds of the action go ahead and give your pup that reward they deserve.

Your puppy needs to be taught right from wrong actions. Dangerous behavior or actions need to be stopped right away with a sharp “no” to grab their attention. Ensure you reward them when they stop the behavior and look at you. Refrain from hitting or shouting as these actions will not help your puppy learn.


START EARLY for the best results! Call Sally Said So Asheville today at (828)439-0963 or fill out our contact form to speak with a dog behavior consultation today!


We also offer other dog training services in Asheville and beyond. Please enquire within!


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