for pups 8-20 weeks

Let us help start your puppy off on the right paw! Our puppy development programs help with your immediate puppy issues and also set your pup up to grow into a happy, confident adult dog. We offer full-time Puppy Raising camps, Private Lessons, and FREE Puppy Train & Play classes for pups ages 8-20 weeks – all under the supervision of certified, veterinarian-recommended trainers.

Please Note: To keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our service offerings have been adjusted. Read on for more information.


Our Puppy Professionals Can Help With

  • Safe, positive socialization with people, dogs, sights and sounds
  • Positive interactions between your kids and your puppy
  • Crate training
  • Potty training
  • Separation training/being comfortable when left alone
  • Introduction to basic obedience cues
  • Introduction to leash walking
  • Puppy nipping and chewing
  • And lots more!

Program Options

for Puppy Development

Depending on your pup’s age and behavior, and your training goals, program options may include:

Puppy Raising

Give your puppy an extraordinary start to life with our one-of-a-kind sleepaway Puppy Raising camps, designed specifically for puppies ages 9-20 weeks. During Puppy Camp, your pup lives in a loving home environment with a professional Instinct Puppy Raiser to work on your puppy training goals.

Puppy Raising FAQs

Book a Free 30-minute Meet & Greet

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Private Puppy Lessons – OUTSIDE ONLY

A certified trainer works with you and your puppy one-on-one in a series of lessons at your home (currently available in your backyard or at a nearby park) or at our Englewood facility (outside in one of our private play yards). Enjoy a fun, practical learning experience with custom exercises that fit your puppy’s individual personality and your training goals. Serving Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties.

Learn More about Private Lessons

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Free Puppy Train & Play

OUTDOOR CLASS, WEATHER PERMITTING | Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (45 min class)
240 Humphrey St, Englewood, NJ

HOBOKEN Puppy Class
(Postponed Until Spring 2021)
Celebrate Life Studio 1200 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ

Our free Puppy Train & Play classes focus on giving pups a healthy mix of playtime, training, and exposure to new objects and sounds. Classes are run by experienced, certified trainers. Puppies must be 8-16 weeks, in good health, current on vaccinations/boosters, and have proof of a negative fecal test.

RSVP for ENGLEWOOD Puppy Train & Play Class

Talk to an Instinct Counselor

Call now to ask questions and learn the best way for you and your pup to get started with a puppy development program.

Book a Consultation

Visit our online booking page and get started with a free 30-minute meet & greet or a 60-minute training consultation.

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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.