Instinct® was founded on the principle that dogs are family. Our experienced team of certified, veterinarian-recommended trainers and behavior consultants are guided by this simple principle, and are committed to providing help and hope to every dog and owner – no matter how difficult a situation may seem – through practical, positive and effective training and behavior consulting services.
We are a passionate, educated, skilled team of certified, veterinarian-recommended industry leaders. We sit on the Boards of international animal behavior organizations; travel nationally and internationally to host educational workshops and seminars for other dog trainers; lecture at conferences and universities; and regularly publish articles and participate in media interviews about dog behavior & training. Most importantly, we love helping New York City dogs and owners with training problems big and small.
Located in vibrant East Harlem, our 6000 sqft, fully-licensed dog training facility is like no other in the New York City area.
Give your dog the urban training experience of a lifetime, at Instinct East Harlem.
Our human team is pretty amazing, but we’d be lost without our incredible Instinct Helper Dogs, who accompany us to work each day and provide invaluable assistance in the training of other dogs. Our canine teammates work together with our professional trainers to help socialize fearful and aggressive dogs, teach puppies how to play, encourage nervous dogs to explore, and demonstrate the how-to’s of obedience exercises for our clients.
Instinct and its team members are regularly featured as trusted experts in national and local print, radio, television, and online media, including The New York Times, The Daily News, The New York Post, NBC Nightly News, Inside Edition, NBC4 New York, Sirius XM STARS radio, and many more.
Instinct® has big plans! We love helping NYC dogs and owners, and we are working hard to do more: to provide access to practical, positive training & behavior resources to every owner and dog across the country and around the world.
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