Your relationship with your dog will never be the same.

And that’s a beautiful thing.

Ready for a different approach…
and a peaceful life with your pup?


Dealing with problem behaviors?
Or, maybe you just want to take things to the next level. 

Either way, we’ve got your back.

We correct problem behaviors…
and help you grow closer to your dog.

Our dog-friendly training approach is grounded in science and psychology, and we won’t hurt or force your dog.

This way, you’ll eliminate problems at the ROOT…
And understand WHY your dog is reacting the way they are.

Our programs go beyond traditional dog training to create realistic approaches that help modern families and dogs.

“For someone who feels like they have no idea what to do, having Desiree’s comments and encouragement was so helpful. I felt confident after each session and I knew the strategies talked about during that session would help us. We are doing things together now that I would never have thought that we could in a million years.” — Mara Jones

“Stella is a completely different dog! I know we have a lot more to do, but I feel completely confident that she will be the best dog ever. I loved everything about our sessions, especially the way everything was customized from the moment Desiree met us and Stella. Desire always saw the best in us, and helped me understand Stella’s positives and strengths.” Morgan Johnson

Desiree was able to offer constant feedback about what I was doing right and wrong, and help with positive advice constantly. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field. She has opened my eyes and helped me to see everything differently when I didn’t think there was any chance of success. — Melinda Rodriguez

man holding dog for a virtual call
man holding dog for a virtual call

We’re Different.

Here’s how.

We say we “go beyond training.” But what does that mean?

  • Comprehensive behavioral and training team on staff
  • Behavior Medicine through our veterinary partner
  • Pragmatic solutions for real life and real families
  • Our trainers hold real credentials and qualifications
  • Our interventions are truly science-based
  • Novel methods based in deep understanding, respect, and connection

We aren’t just advocates for positive reinforcement training; our approach is a testament to the profound bond between humans and their canine companions.


Behavior Solutions
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Behavior Program:

Solve serious behavior problems:

Fear & Anxiety, Reactivity & Aggression, Compulsive Behaviors; Guarding; and more.

Behavior Programs Include:


90-minute virtual Initial Consultation, with written notes and training plan


Hands-on Sessions offered in a variety of formats: at our facility, at field trip locations, in the privacy of your home, or online 


Session-by-session, 3 session, and 6 session packages offered to meet your budget.


Specialized, clients-only online course ($300 value!) included for FREE.

Think of us as your dog’s therapist! We’ll dive deep and work together to build true emotional health and well-being for your pup. 

Separation Anxiety
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Behavior Medicine + Training:

Comprehensive Help for Tough Cases

Through our partnership with Dr. Adele Hilliard, DVM and Behavior Resident, this integrated approach blends medical expertise with elite training and offers a synergistic path to success. 

Choose Your Skills:


Start with the Canine Cohesion consulting team’s in-depth 90 minute Initial Consultation.


Next, go through a detailed review with Dr. Hilliard.


Receive specific medical interventions, including pharmaceutical support.


Receive a thorough behavior management and training plan, approved by both teams.


Create a follow up plan that involves the entire behavior team.

This unique opportunity allows you to benefit from our comprehensive services, crafted to ensure lasting behavioral improvements for your pet.

Intensive Puppy Program
Puppy Programs


Start Your New Family Member Right!

We can help you pick, raise, socialize and train your new best friend, and make sure they are perfectly integrated into your existing family.

Puppy Programs May Include:


60 Minute Assessment & Planning Session


Socialization Outings


Basic Training


Household Manners


Social Play & Adventure Add-ons available

Your program will vary based on your needs and goals. Reach out to see how we can create the perfect plan for you.

General Manners
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Canine Life Skills:

Fundamental Skills Every Dog Needs

Master the basics for good manners, family obedience, and other essential training.

Choose Your Skills:


Loose-leash walking


Come when called


Polite Greetings (no jumping)


Counter Surfing Prevention


Basic Cues: sit, down, stay, leave it

Our starter package includes a 60 minute initial assessment and 3 sessions. After that, you can add on more training session by session or another package til all your goals are reached.

*If more complex behaviors are identified, you can upgrade to our Behavior Program.

Service & Therapy Dog Training:

We’ll train YOUR dog to be a hero.

Our programs are customized – reach out to learn how we can help in your specific case.

Have questions or want more info? 
We’re here to help you make the best choice for your pup.
Reach out and we are happy to help!


Ready to Connect with YOUR Dog?

Apply to our programs today!

Aggressive Dog Behaviorist in Asheville & Greenville, SC.