• Meet Your Dog

    Meet Your Dog

    Kim's new book will be available wherever books are sold this Spring! Click here to order your copy today!

  • Curious about the story behind your dog’s DNA?

    Curious about the story behind your dog’s DNA?

    Get instant answers online about your dog's family history today!

  • Service Dogs Change Lives

    Service Dogs Change Lives

  • Evolutionary Romance

    Evolutionary Romance

    We've been partners in life for over 15,000 years.

  • Not In Kansas Anymore

    Not In Kansas Anymore

    The 21st Century modern environment is very different indeed from the world that dogs have lived in for thousands of years.

  • Feeling Watched?

    Feeling Watched?

    Dogs are professional human behavior observers, critics, and manipulators - they've made their historical living at it.

  • The Missing Links

    The Missing Links

    Recent breakthroughs in the fields of evolutionary biology, epigenetics, and neuro-ethology can shed light on your dog's behavior.

  • Nose Knows

    Nose Knows

    Did you know that cold nose of his literally rules his mind? Dogs experience life through smell the way we experience it through sight.

  • Where there’s a Need, there’s a Breed…

    Where there’s a Need, there’s a Breed…

    Behaviorally & physically altered over time through artificial selection - these genes are alive and well in modern dogs.

  • Lick Does Not Always Mean Like

    Lick Does Not Always Mean Like

    Dogs also lick things to bring more olfactory information to the vomeronasal organ on the roofs of their mouths, and may lick something they have questions or concerns about.

  • Just Shake It Off, Man!

    Just Shake It Off, Man!

    This expression has scientific origins as a natural coping mechanism for stress. Ask us about calming signals and your dog!

  • Flight Distance makes the difference!

    Flight Distance makes the difference!

    Ever wondered why some dogs can become suddenly aggressive towards other dogs as they pass each other?

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Asheville, NC

The Dog Door Behavior Center
& Outfitters

Discover the Key to Your Dog.

Come in to The Dog Door and discover the key to your dog. You will open up a world of understanding unlike anything you have experienced before, and be given the tools you have been searching for to build a balanced relationship. Forget dog training. Go the distance with Family Dog Mediation, educated in the cutting edge L.E.G.S.® model of integrated canine science. Here you will find unparalleled honesty, professional integrity, compassion, personal support, and uncompromised humane treatment of dogs and their people. You will not find false promises, judgment, or unrealistic expectations. We get it. Life with your dog is not always easy. We are here to help you and your dog to get on the same page. Get ready to meet your dog.

The Dog Door bridges the gaps- between people and dogs, between animals, between the sciences, between the history of men and dogs and the modern pet dog world. We are more than a behavior center or training facility. The Dog Door is a movement to raise the bar of public understanding about pet dogs through integrated science and innovative practical solutions. The Dog Door is a way of life. We welcome you to join us in this new world of dog. When it comes to helping people and their canine companions, we have it all. Revolutionary, useful, fun. Anything but ordinary:

Our Training Programs

Asheville, NC through the eyes of Sammy the rescue dog!

Sammy was trained by Kim Brophey

Unique Toys & Accessories for Man’s Best Friend.

Dog Door Store

Monday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday-Saturday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM- 4 PM

Our incredible storefront in our downtown Asheville Behavior Center location offers a unique assortment of hand-picked trade secret tools for dogs (i.e. humane and effective no-pull harnesses, anxiety treatments), select natural chews and treats, colorful collars, practical outdoor gear for dogs, the best books available, and a shamelessly entertaining and funny array of gifts (t-shirts, mugs, magnets, signs, cards, and more). Check out Dog city, USA, Asheville's one and only Dog Welcome Center, located at the Dog Door Store. Let us give your dog a warm Asheville welcome!

828.398.1868 1 Battle Square, Suite A
Asheville, NC 28801


Want to know what kind of dog you have? Try Kim's amazing new Canine Genetic Heritage Testing Software for free for a limited time!

Kim Brophey CDBC, BA
spiriferid Consultant

Upcoming Events

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Are you ready to book an appointment in our behavior center? If you are a new client please call our behavior center at 828. 656. 8305 to schedule your first appointment. If you are currently a client our online scheduler makes it simple to check trainer schedules, view availability, and book your next appointment in advance. Go there now to get started!

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