Best group dog training: Obedience Club of Asheville

AKC Canine Good Citizen meet and greet test

The first dog I remember was Toby. He was a doberman pincher, I was about 3 years old.  My father trained him with what I now believe to have been the Koehler method. For those not familiar, it’s a dominance-based… Continue Reading

Review: EOP Septic Permit in Henderson County, NC

Septic drain field with one line exposed, being installed

We’re building a small cottage and garage on pretty steep mountain land. (More on that in other posts.)  Somewhere along our journey, North Carolina’s new EOP Septic Permit or Engineered Option Permit for septic systems came up. What is a North… Continue Reading

Review: Premier Homes of Carolinas is the Best Place for Modular Homes in Hendersonville, Asheville

Home building site being excavated with great winter mountain view

This post is one in a series we’ll be working on over the next few years, as we continue our journey on building a cottage and garage on the side of a mountain in the southern-most Blue Ridge Mountains. Building… Continue Reading

Green Mountain Maple Syrup all the way from Vermont… rolling down Main Street in Hendersonville

Green Mountain International Metro Van in Hendersonville NC

C-130 Rolling Down the Strip… no.. no… something else rolling down somewhere else… We spotted this cool Green Mountain Maple International Metro Van rolling down Main Street in Hendersonville, NC.  From a Green Mountain, not our Green Mountain, but another… Continue Reading

Chart: Compare Therapy Dog Certification Programs and review of Fees, Training, Testing and Insurance

Person and dog looking away from camera towards lake, sitting together

Many different Therapy Dog programs have been developed over the past four decades.  Many handlers and clients alike are interested in the programs specifically for insurance coverage. Background checks and training are also offered by some organizations.  Maintaining membership in… Continue Reading