Professional Dog Training & Behavior Therapy | Instinct Dog Behavior & Training


for every dog and owner

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Better Results. Stronger Relationships. Happier Dogs.

We love helping humans and dogs live happier lives together through Nature-Driven Nurture. Our teams of certified, veterinarian-recommended dog trainers and behavior consultants welcome all breeds, ages, and behavior issues. 

Compassionate, skilled coaches. Kind, effective methods. Lifetime free alumni classes. Take the first step toward a happier life for you and your dog.

“I have never met a more devoted team… they restored my faith in humankind.”

Melinda S.

Our Services

We help you uncover the utterly unique combination of biological factors, individual traits, and life experiences that make your dog one-of-a-kind. Then, we help you implement an optimized training & care plan that works with your dog's Nature.

Collaborative Coaching™

(Private Lessons)

During our private coaching sessions, we coach you through every step of a custom, positive behavior change program for you and your dog.

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Camp + Coaching

(Board & Train)

We use a combination of positive board & train camp and collaborative coaching sessions to create lasting behavior change together.

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Home School + Coaching

(Day Training)

Fast, fun, and effective! We work with your dog during the day, then provide collaborative, private coaching sessions with you to bring you up to speed.

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Our Locations

Every Instinct location is locally owned and operated. We work together as a team to help dogs and their owners live happier lives together.

Instinct East Harlem, NY

East 111th Street
New York, NY

Instinct Englewood, NJ

240 Humphrey St
Englewood, NJ

Instinct Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, TX 76082

Instinct Hudson Valley, NY

1242 NY-52
Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512

Instinct Jersey Shore, NJ

South Jersey, NJ 07719

Instinct Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN 37219

Instinct Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Instinct Portland, OR

809 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland OR 97202

Instinct San Diego, CA

3730 8th Ave
San Diego 92103

Instinct St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO 63121

Instinct Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. 20001

Our Method

Nature-Driven Nurture™

Nature-Driven Nurture™ is Instinct’s revolutionary approach to dog parenting. Rooted in behavioral health science, Nature-Driven Nurture helps you gain a deeper understanding of your dog’s unique Nature, so you can confidently optimize care & training to work with your dog’s personality, instincts, and innate drives.

As Seen In

Instinct Blog

Read our latest articles and guides on canine behavioral health topics.

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Dogs Unknown Podcast

Hear from canine behavior experts and trainers on our award-winning podcast.

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Online School

Check out our self-paced, free and low-cost online learning resources.

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Need Help Now?

Talk to an Instinct Counselor Today

Help us learn more about your dog and your behavior goals, and we’ll help you implement a custom program that lets you and your dog live happier lives together, filled with fun, freedom and friendship.

You can also call your local Instinct location to speak to a trainer.

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