Sugar Grove, Virginia



   Casi Fleshman is the founder of Appalachian Canine Coaching. She grew up on a dairy farm in Sugar Grove, VA, helping her family with day-to-day labor and animal care. At 10 years old, she began petsitting for family-friends and has enjoyed it ever since. She attended Virginia Tech and  received a degree in Dairy Science. Her farm experience and education lead her to her full time job with the USDA as a farm loan officer. During high school and college she worked with multiple veterinarians as a vet-assistant which gives her a stronger background in animal health. After training with her dog Leena she grew a strong passion in positive reinforcement training. After graduating college she attended Animal Behavior College online and participated in an internship with two excellent trainers for 18 hours and 9 hours of volunteer work to received her training certification. All of these experiences and her passion for animals lead her to create ACC. 

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Dogs adopted from local animal shelter or rescue get a 10% discount and 10% of all proceeds go toward an animal in need.
Puppy Development

Puppy development is only offered in a group class setting. It is focused on  socializing, desensitizing, and learning with your new family member. 

  • socializing with other dogs and a variety of people

  • desensitizing your dog to strange noises and different environments​

  • learning my name and the beginnings of basic obedience 

Basic Obedience 

This is offered in all 3 settings. This program can be customized to address your pets needs in a private or boarding setting.​

  • Learning my name

  • Meaning of Yes and No

  • Sit

  • Come

  • Down

  • Stay

  • Touch/Target Training

  • Settle/Place cue

  • Walk on leash

  • Socialization Skills

  • Focus and brain games

  • Emergency Come

Advanced Obedience

This is offered in all 3 settings. This program can be customized to address your pets needs in a private or boarding setting.​

  • Leave it/Impulse Control

  • Spin/Flexibility

  • Watch/Attention cue

  • Heel

  • Drop/Give

  • Brain Games

  • Generalizing basic cues in public and around other animals

  • Greet people and dogs

Group Coaching
Available online and in person

These classes are only offered if there are at least 5 dog/person teams interested. Once a group is formed we will decide on a common area to hold classes. 

This is a 6 week program.

Basic Obedience Coaching: $100.00|

Advanced Obedience Coaching/CGC: $110.00

Private Coaching

This is a one-on-one coaching experience. We will focus on specific issues in the house with your dog. The coach will able to come to your home so she can focus on your dogs environment. 

Travel costs are added onto the price below if you are further than 30 miles away.

 6 lessons: $500 (1 hour lessons)


The dog will stay in a kennel at Casi's home for a two-to-three week period based on client requests and pets progress. Board-and-Train is offered with basic and advanced/CGC obedience. 

Basic Obedience: $900

Advanced Obedience/CGC: $900

Both Coaching Experiences: $1,500





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