Professional Dog Training & Behavior Consulting | Hudson Valley, NY
Our Services:

Professional Dog Training, Boarding & Daycare

What We Do

We are a team of certified trainers, behavior consultants and welfare-focused care professionals who work together to provide you and your dog with:

  • Fully customized training & behavior therapy programs that deliver lasting behavior change
  • All-inclusive overnight boarding in our 24/7 staffed facility
  • Daycare programs that emphasize enrichment, small-sized play groups, and lots of one-on-one human attention

We welcome all breeds, ages, and behavior issues.

Check out our service options below, then give us a call at 914-639-6999!

After 60 years of owning dogs who have required training, this organization is the best I have ever worked with.

J. Forman

Our Services

Behavior & Training Programs

Private Coaching

You and your coach work together via private lessons to implement a fully customized training or behavior change plan.

In-Home, In-Facility, and Virtual Options Available; for Puppy Development, Life Skills/Manners, and Behavior Issues; Programs start at $597+tax

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Board & Train Camp + Coaching

At Instinct, we do #trainingcampnotbootcamp. We use a powerful combination of positive reinforcement board & train camp and collaborative coaching sessions to create lasting behavior change together.

Dogs stay at our Carmel facility; not a suitable program option to work on potty training/house training goals or separation anxiety issues; Camp + Coaching suitability is determined during your kickoff consultation. Programs start at $1499+tax/week

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Home School + Coaching

Fun, fast and effective! We visit your home to work with your dog multiple times during the week, then provide collaborative coaching sessions to bring you up to speed.

In-Home Options Available; for Puppy Development, Life Skills/Manners, and certain Behavior Issues; Programs start at $2535+tax

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Puppy Camp + Coaching 

An extraordinary puppyhood learning experience, especially designed for young puppies! Puppy Camp age limits are as follows:

  • 9 weeks up to 6 months for small breeds
  • 9-20 weeks for medium/large breeds

Puppies live with and learn from a professional trainer for 1-3 weeks; $1699+tax/week

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Mini Adolescent Training Camp

Specially designed for adolescent dogs 6 months to a year old, Mini Camp is perfect for busy work weeks and energetic young dogs that need more structure and stimulation.

Includes 3 days and 2 nights of structured, loving care and 3 hours of training for your dog.

For Adolescent Development, Life Skills/Manners, and certain Behavior Issues; $525+tax

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Boarding & Daycare

Boarding for Behavioral Health

We use canine behavioral health science to provide a boarding experience that prioritizes the wellbeing of dogs in our care. Our peaceful Carmel facility offers dogs a serene, nature-filled boarding experience, under the supervision of qualified and caring behavior professionals.

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Daycare for Behavioral Health

We help you enhance your dog’s behavioral health through specialized daycare that includes enrichment, problem-solving, companionship, and play.

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Group Classes

Puppy Learn + Play Classes @Companion Pet Hospital Carmel

Our free Puppy Learn + Play classes are specifically designed for pups ages 9-20 weeks. We focus on giving pups a healthy mix of playtime, skills and manners exercises, and positive exposure to new objects and sounds. Classes are run be certified trainers. Pups must be in good health, current on vaccinations/boosters, and have proof of a negative fecal test.

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Alumni Classes

Open ONLY to our Alumni family (clients who have completed a series of lessons, home school, or puppy camp program), our alumni classes are designed to give you fun, engaging ways to continue your education together while supporting your dog’s behavioral health needs.

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Let's Get Started!

Give us a call at 914-639-6999 or email us at [email protected]. Our friendly client services team would love to learn more about your dog & your goals.

Or, click the button to book a Kickoff Consultation or free Discovery Call with a trainer. Our flexible, positive Camp + Coaching (board & train), Private CoachingHome School, and Puppy Board & Train programs are fully customized to your goals and your dog’s unique Nature. So you and your dog can live a happier life together.

Success Stories

Behavior Therapy, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct East Harlem, Private Coaching, Veterinary Behavior Collaboration

Sofrito was having a very hard time settling into life in an urban environment. Noises such as bus breaks, fireworks, motorcycles and revving engines terrified her outside and she had a hard time settling in her apartment if she heard noises from the street. To help Sofrito build a strong, positive relationship with her mom, Natasha, and to use that relationship to help grow Sofrito’s confidence in other areas of her life.
Behavior Therapy, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct East Harlem, Private Coaching, Senior Dog Support, Veterinary Behavior Collaboration

Jacky displayed significant fear-based behaviors in a variety of situations, from cowering and baring his teeth if someone reached too quickly to pet him, to freezing in place and urinating in response to simple obedience cues. He also struggled with impulsivity and separation anxiety. Our goal was to help Jacky regain his confidence as he aged.

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