**COVID-19 SERVICES UPDATE: We have temporarily suspended ALL in-person lessons & consultations. We are continuing to provide virtual video consultations and lessons, board & train camps, Day School, and puppy raising services. For those in need of dog care services due to COVID-19-related reasons, we are providing boarding services at a steeply discounted weekly rate. Learn more.**
At Instinct, we do #DaySchoolNotDayCare. Our unique Day School programs are a fun, effective way to provide your dog with continuing education to keep their skills sharp and their brains and bodies happy & healthy.
To allow more dogs the chance to spend enriching days outside the home, we offer both Public School programs for dog-social dogs, and Private School programs for dogs who prefer the company of humans. Can’t get your dog to our facility? We offer pick-up & drop-off service!
Day school programs are overseen by our certified, veterinarian-recommended training team and focus on:
All Day School programs include review sessions for you, too!
Option 1: PUBLIC School Canidates
For dogs who are HIGHLY social with other dogs and have no history of aggression:
Option 2: PRIVATE School Candidates
For dogs who are selective about dog friends or who require private, human-only play and training sessions during Day School:
Skills Assessment (15 minutes)
Kennel Assessment (20 minutes)
Play & Enrichment Assessment (20-25 minutes)
Following your Admissions Session, we’ll determine that a) you & your pup are approved to enroll in a Day School program; or b) you & your pup will need to complete some pre-requisite training or behavior work before Day School is an appropriate & beneficial option.
We offer round-trip pick-up and drop-off service for Day Schoolers living in Hoboken, certain areas of Jersey City, Weehawken and Edgewater, Englewood, Teaneck, Tenafly and Fort Lee.
Pricing: One-Way: $15; Round Trip: $25; Transport Pack (8 Round Trips): $175
Conditions apply; pick-up and drop-off service is only available for Public School dogs and dogs who can be comfortably and safely transported in a crate alongside other dogs.
Instead of your dog coming to our facility on School Days, one of our certified trainers will come to you! We’ll teach skills and work on manners while you’re at the office or running errands, then provide transfer lessons to bring you up to speed on everything your dog is learning. Get started by booking an In-Home Training Consultation!
We’ll help you get started with practical, positive training that delivers LASTING results. Give your dog the skills they need to live their very best life with you, filled with fun, freedom, and friendship.