for dogs with special behavior needs

Do you need a safe, reliable boarding option for your dog while you travel? We offer a comfortable, low-stress boarding environment for dogs who require special care, handling, and housing due to fear, anxiety, or aggression issues; and for dogs without behavior issues whose owners feel most comfortable having their dog board under the supervision of certified behavior professionals.

Our Boarding for Special Behavior Needs Includes

  • 24/7 on-site supervision
  • Clean, private kennels
  • Multiple daily play and exercise sessions in fully fenced, private outdoor play yards (individual or group play, depending on your dog’s behavior history and preferences)
  • Individual potty breaks
  • Caring, low-stress handling by skilled Animal Behavior & Care Technicians
  • In-kennel enrichment, classical music, pheromone diffusers, and visual barriers to help create a calm, relaxing environment
  • Administration of any medications and supplements your dog is currently taking
  • Oversight by Certified Dog Behavior Consultants

How it Works

Book a Pre-Boarding Meet & Greet

This free 30-minute consultation is required before you book a boarding stay with us, so we can meet you and your dog and learn more about their behavior. We’ll tour the facility, answer questions, and determine together whether Instinct Behavior Boarding is the right fit for your dog.

Book Your Boarding Stay

After the Meet & Greet, we’ll send you a “How to Get Started” email with a simple of set of instructions to book your stay.

Travel With Peace of Mind

During your dog’s stay, we’ll send twice-weekly Camper Updates with photos, and we’ll reach out immediately with any concerns or time-sensitive updates about your canine family member.


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Talk to an Instinct Counselor

Call now to learn more about our boarding for dogs with special behavior needs and book your free Pre-Boarding Meet & Greet.

Book a Pre-Boarding Meet & Greet

Use our convenient online booking option to book your free 30-minute Pre-Boarding Meet & Greet.

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  • I am absolutely positive that Instinct Dog Training saved Bronte’s life.

    Owner of rescue terrier mix, Bronte
  • Sarah and Brian are, in a true sense of the word, lifesavers.

    Owner of rescue pit bull mix, Ty

Instinct Englewood

240 Humphrey St
Englewood, NJ 07631

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We love working with all breeds, ages, and behavior issues. Let us help give your dog the skills they need to live their very best life with you.