A Good Dog's Life Training Center (AGDL Training Center), is now a rental training facility and is open to all trainers and dog professional companies.  The rental opportunities are available for just about anything including, but not limited to, space for classes, workshops and seminars. Many training equipment is already there for use at no extra expense.

Susan Wilson and Gail Hubbard established A Good Dog’s Life in 2001. The 3.5 acres at 33 Hidden Acres Drive was purchased to build a training center that everyone can enjoy.  Be it a private behavioral consult or a sport class, the educational opportunities are endless for all dogs and all families.

Susan Wilson, now owns and operates Shooting Stars Agility and holds classes at AGDL Training Center.

Gail Hubbard, now owns and operates WNC K9 Dog Training where she continues to offer training on a private bases and holds classes at AGDL Training Center.   She can be reached at 828-712-4245 (text or call).

As a humane partners in the dog community, our goal still remains -- to continue to offer AGDL Training Center at 33 Hidden Acres to each and every dog owner in and around the Buncombe County area. Being able to bring in new trainers to offer the best training instruction for improving the home environment of dogs in WNC is our mission. As we open our doors as a rental facility to other trainers, rescue groups, and dog professionals, and training complanies we plan on presenting proven training techniques that help owners see the long-term effects of positive approaches to learning. 

We feel blessed to be able to open our doors to offer an affordable safe area to train and hold classes. Susan and Gail will continue teaching as they welcome others to use the campus to ignite the minds of all canines in our area. 

A Little History

In June of 2003, Susan Wilson and Gail Hubbard purchased the land at 33 Hidden Acres and planned to develop Asheville’s largest place dedicated to dog training. We started out in a side yard and a 1100 square foot building on a half acre and we were excited to create a charming campus for all of Buncombe and the surrounding counties to enjoy!

The campus sits on 3.5 acres and includes a 100 square foot outdoor agility field and a 6,000 square foot heated indoor and we dedicate almost an acre to a wooded walking path for students and their dogs to use before and after class. There are also two fenced-in areas to run the dogs and socialize with other dog-friendly classmates. Our goal was to create a way to unwind after a long day, potty the dogs and prepare for class. We encourage students to come early or stay a bit late to take advantage of what the campus has to offer.

Contact Us

A Good Dog's Life
Training Center

33 Hidden Acres Drive
Asheville NC 28806

Susan    828.231.4172
Gail    828.712.4245