Dog Training Case Studies & Success Stories | Instinct Dog Behavior & Training

Good Things Happen When We Work Together

Every single day, we are blown away by the indomitable spirits of the humans and dogs with whom we work. Read the case studies below to learn more about their journeys and accomplishments, and to better understand what it’s like to collaborate with us.

Case Studies

Behavior Therapy, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct East Harlem, Private Coaching, Veterinary Behavior Collaboration

Sofrito was having a very hard time settling into life in an urban environment. Noises such as bus breaks, fireworks, motorcycles and revving engines terrified her outside and she had a hard time settling in her apartment if she heard noises from the street. To help Sofrito build a strong, positive relationship with her mom, Natasha, and to use that relationship to help grow Sofrito’s confidence in other areas of her life.
Behavior Therapy, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct East Harlem, Private Coaching, Senior Dog Support, Veterinary Behavior Collaboration

Jacky displayed significant fear-based behaviors in a variety of situations, from cowering and baring his teeth if someone reached too quickly to pet him, to freezing in place and urinating in response to simple obedience cues. He also struggled with impulsivity and separation anxiety. Our goal was to help Jacky regain his confidence as he aged.
Adolescent Dog Support, Behavior Therapy, Dogs + Kids, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct Hudson Valley, Private Coaching, Veterinary Behavior Collaboration

Cooper was exhibiting some behaviors that made his new family feel uncomfortable: nipping and herding the kids (ages 11 and 13 yrs), pulling strenuously on walks and being unresponsive to cues. Our goal was to help Cooper co-exist peacefully with, and be responsive to, his family, so they could enjoy their lives together.
Behavior Therapy, Day School, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct Portland, Private Coaching, Veterinary Behavior Collaboration

Violet was fearful of being leashed by her dog walkers, and struggled with being examined by veterinarians. Our goal was to change Violet’s association with being leashed by other people, and ensure her needs for exercise, companionship, and mental stimulation were being met during her parent's long work days.