Professional Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Our approach to dog training is rooted in professional positive reinforcement methods, emphasizing encouragement, rewards, and a nurturing environment.


The Best Dog Training Experts in Asheville

Puppy Training

The perfect program for puppies. We offer a 2 week board and train program that is exclusively designed for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old. 

Board and Train

This is a uniquely customized program where your dog will receive training while living with our trainer in a home environment.

Behavior Modification

Helping dogs with behavioral issues with our fully immersive training program that focuses on their state of mind.


Certified Board and Train Dog Training

Tiffany Jourdain is a certified dog trainer with over a decade of training experience. Her dogs are her life, and dog training is the only thing she can imagine having a career in! There is something special about helping a dog become an incredible family member. Tiffany has volunteered in animal rescue much of her life and has fostered the most challenging behavior cases. She has extensive experience handling behavioral challenges like resource guarding, leash aggression, dog reactivity, fear aggression and separation anxiety.

In 2009 Tiffany began working for a corporate pet store chain as store trainer and soon after Area Trainer, where she not only held group and private classes in store, she also trained numerous other trainers who have gone on to have successful training careers. Tiffany has started two other successful dog training business that she still has connections with to this day.

Asheville’s Best Dog Training

We offer personalized options to suit your needs. Our board and train program offers high quality results — and the best part is your dog gets to live with a dog trainer.

Explore some of the ways that a private dog trainer, Tiffany with Inner Knowing Canine Connections can help you and your dog:

If you have struggled with training on your own, it may be time to work with a certified dog trainer. We give each dog individualized attention and a thorough assessment to ensure that we make progress with each training session. 

Tiffany offers a FREE training consultation so you can know without a doubt that your dog is in the best hands. We also have a specialized puppy training program designed to prepare puppies for life in a new home. This program covers potty training and other basic obedience training requirements. 

What Our Clients Say About Us

My dog was incredibly destructive and my husband said he would have to go if we couldn’t get his behavior under control.   Our of desperation I called Inner Knowing Canine.  5 days later I brought him to Tiffany’s home to begin his 3 weeks of training.  He has been back home for 2 weeks and I have a different dog.  He is so much calmer and connected to me.  The trainers taught me that he was, in fact smart and eager to learn.  He settles while we eat dinner at night and is calmer during the day while I work.  I am so happy with the results and highly recommend Tiffany! “

Abigale Isey

Bruce was really bad on a leash. He also was aggressive with other animals and barked at people coming into the house. His name should have been savage.  haha.  It was a long wait but we signed up for Tiffanys 3 day training intensive.  He became a new – better – sweeter and much more well behaved dog almost overnight.  My family and I really enjoyed our time working with Tiffany and continue to enjoy a happy and sweet French Bulldog now! 

Molly Easterwood

Our dog Rugby was a perfect boy until he was attacked by another dog at the dog park.  After that whenever we would see dogs on a leash he would bark and lunge. Taking him for walks was no longer fun and we were both honestly stressed.  Rugby was fearful but everyone else thought he was aggressive.  When I spoke to Tiffany on the phone, she got it. It was like she understood Rugbys issues and even in our first phone conversation, she gave me hope.   Rugby has completed 3 weeks of stay and train and Tiffany met me at a dog park to practice walking Rugby after he came home.  He has made remarkable improvement.  I understand that training may be an everyday part of our lives going forward, but I am so grateful to have my best friend back on our walks.

Kimberly Snow

“My family brought home a precious labradoodle at just 8 weeks.  The first few weeks were going ok, then we realized we were in over our heads between the kids schoolwork, sports after school, and a busy lifestyle.  We very much wanted Molly to be apart of our activities but she was ALL puppy.  She pulled on her leash, was distracted by anything and everything, her potty training was going downhill and we were not sure what to do.  We had a vacation planned and figured it was a perfect time for Molly to go to training.  Molly stayed with Tiffany for 2 weeks and during that time we were sent weekly updates.  When we picked her up she was happy, clean and smelled so good!  She had clearly enjoyed her time.  We were given a video of all she learned – it was AMAZING!  Molly has been so much better since coming home and the homework she was sent home with has enabled us to continue her training as a family.  We give Inner Knowing an A+ Rating.”

Rebecca Kysler

21 Day Board and Train Dog Obedience Program


Most Asked Questions

During the board and train program with Tiffany, your dog will reside in her home, which is carefully tailored to provide the ideal environment for this purpose. Featuring a spacious 2-acre yard enclosed by 8-foot privacy fencing, Tiffany’s residence ensures ample space for play, training, and relaxation. Throughout the training regimen, your pup will experience a comfortable, safe, and hygienic indoor environment, along with opportunities for play, socialization, and a structured routine. While occasional crating for naps and overnight stays will be part of the routine, the majority of your dog’s day will be dedicated to training, exercise, and quality time with Tiffany.

Tiffany’s property boasts 2 acres of 8-foot tall privacy fencing, divided into two separate sections. For dogs that aren’t comfortable around other animals, Tiffany can provide a dedicated space for play and bathroom breaks, ensuring a safe and contented environment while keeping them separate. With years of experience in behavior modification, Tiffany is adept at tailoring training to maximize its benefits for your dog’s development and well-being.

During the board and training program, your dog will be engaged in 5-6 lessons per day, ensuring a robust and varied learning experience. These sessions will not only focus on obedience but also on socialization, giving your pet the opportunity to interact with others in a safe and controlled setting. Moreover, regular exercise will be incorporated into the daily routine to keep your dog physically active and mentally engaged. In addition to training and exercise, the emphasis on a safe and happy environment is crucial—ensuring that your dog feels secure and content throughout the program. Furthermore, a feeding routine will be diligently followed as per your specific instructions, ensuring that your pet’s dietary needs are met according to your preferences. It’s important to note that the training is designed to be progressive, building on each day’s lessons to ensure continuous growth and development for your dog.

While we do permit visits to your dog during training, it is generally not recommended as it can disrupt the established routine. This routine is essential for your dog’s development and progress during training. Seeing the owner but not being able to leave with them can be confusing and unsettling for the dog, which can impact their training and well-being. Ultimately, our goal is to prioritize what is best for the dog during their training program, ensuring they have the most focused, effective, and stress-free experience possible.

We understand the importance of keeping you informed about your dog’s progress, which is why we will send you a weekly update with photos, allowing you to see firsthand how your dog is doing. It’s important to note that our trainer invests a significant amount of time working with your dog, emphasizing the need for respect and limiting texts and calls to ensure an uninterrupted training experience. Additionally, at the end of the program, we will thoroughly review all aspects of your dog’s training, providing you with detailed training homework and videos to support your dog’s ongoing progress and reinforce what they’ve learned. Our commitment to keeping you informed and involved in your dog’s training journey is paramount to us.


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