Instinct Dog Behavior & Training® BLOG

Your resource for helpful articles, videos, and quick tips from our certified dog trainers and behavior consultants.

Angry dog

Aggressive Dog? 5 Steps To Get You Started

It can feel incredibly disheartening, concerning, sad and frustrating all at the same time. Your dog that you’ve had since he was a cute puppy, or the dog you rescued several months ago, is now showing signs of lunging, snapping, snarling, barking, growling and/or potentially biting other dogs or people. Sometimes, these behaviors are perfectly...
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Natural dog behaviors and city challenges

Does your city dog have good welfare?

If you’re like most dog owners we meet, you care a LOT about your dog’s happiness and wellbeing. That’s awesome! But do you know for sure if your city dog is living the good life, by her standards? Animal Welfare Science & The Five Freedoms:  Animal welfare is a scientific field focused on assessing whether...
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Training Hack: Jumping Up on Guests

Is your dog an overly excited greeter? Does she LOVE to jump all over you and your guests when you walk through the door? We have great news! There’s a quick, easy, effective, AND dog-friendly solution to your dog’s jumping problem: the TREAT BOMB!   What’s a Treat Bomb? Place a treat jar at your...
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Check out our new website!

We’re excited to announce that our new website, www.instinctdogtraining.com, is now live! The new site is designed to be easy to use on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, and to effectively highlight our very favorite things about Instinct, including: We are home to NYC’s ONLY positive reinforcement Board & Train camps! You can feel comfortable...
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