Fall Is The Perfect Season To Train Your Best Friend


Otto and Jack practice their aligned walk during a park training session.

The Fall season is here! I watch my dog Daisy as she notices the changes in the air. The crisp cool mornings are energizing and refreshing for both of us. She enjoys our walks even more now that the concrete is cool on her feet! I can’t wait to watch her chase and run through the falling leaves. Fall is an excellent time of year to commit to a professional training program with your best friend. Teaching them to walk politely on a loose leash and to down stay happily at an outdoor cafe is such a pleasure. I have programs from basic through advanced that will fit the needs of you and your dog. I would be excited to share my unique training techniques with you and your canine companion.


Otto and Jack and some very happy guardians. Park sessions are so fun!

Give me a call today and we can set up a consultation. I will evaluate your best friends personality and training needs and answer any questions you have about training and, it’s absolutely free.

Happy training and wagging tails,


(828) 337-5792

New Dog Training Column in Critter Magazine!

David is excited to be writing a new monthly column featuring his unique dog training perspectives for Critter Magazine. Published monthly for over 15 years, Critter Magazine is an animal adoption publication that is available for free in Asheville, NC.


Look for David’s article in the March issue of Critter.

Critter believes in approaching animal welfare by promoting adoption, awareness and education about issues. Find out more information at http://www.crittermagazine.com.

David’s first article will be about separation anxiety in dogs and how a good training program can alleviate their stress and symptoms caused by being separated from their human pack. Look for it in the March issue of Critter.

Upcoming articles will be about training techniques for puppies and adult dogs. The articles will give unique insights into canine behavior. David is anticipating sharing his extensive canine training knowledge and experience with Critter readers all over Western North Carolina.

Contact David now to schedule your dog’s FREE training and behavioral consultation. (828) 337-5792.

Canine Wrangling for New Feature Film ‘Wanderlost’.

David’s Belgian Malinois, Barry, on the set of Wanderlost.

Wanderlost is a new award winning dark fantasy feature film that stars Belgian Malinois Barry Kabler. “Training Barry for this role was so much fun as well as challenging. Ultimately Barry did an awesome job of acting on the set and I really had a blast working with my best friend on this incredible project. Training a dog for a film role is always challenging and it is important to make the experience fun for the canine actor.”, says Master Dog Trainer David Kabler. Wanderlost is currently screening at film festivals and is a finalist in the Famous Monsters Of Filmland film festival. You can check out the films trailer at www.wanderlostfilm.com.

David working with Barry at Blue Ridge Motion Pictures on the set of the feature film Wanderlost.

Isaac no longer pulls on his leash.


Isaac no longer pulls on his leash!

Dear David,

We want to let you know how pleased we continue to be with the results of Isaac’s training. We have been on hikes with him, and he no longer strains at the leash and he sits when other hikers and dogs go by! We can walk on our road with Isaac on a slack leash. We have had compliments from house guests and neighbors on his improved behavior. Before we started your training we would hardly have thought this to be possible, especially in just a few weeks. Thanks for all your help!


Doug, Pat and Isaac