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

Nature-Driven Nurture™ Programs for Hudson Valley Dogs & Humans

What We Do

Our certified trainers and behavior consultants use Nature-Driven Nurture™ to help humans and dogs successfully navigate behavior issues large and small, via Private Coaching, positive reinforcement Board & Train Camp + Coaching, Home School + Coaching, Puppy Raising Camps, and behavioral health-focused Boarding.

We are deeply committed to our clients’ long-term success. All training programs include access to lifetime free alumni classes, bi-weekly Nature-Driven Nurture Q&A’s, and an alumni-only Facebook group.

Areas of Expertise

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

J. Forman

Our Services

Following is a list of services we provide at Instinct Hudson Valley. For lots more detail on how each of these services works, check out our Services page on the main site.

One-on-One Learning

Private Coaching

You and your coach work together via private lessons to implement a fully customized Nature-Driven Nurture™ 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

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. $1399+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 $2450+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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Behavioral Health Support Services

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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Group Learning

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!

Click the button to get started with a Kickoff Consultation or a free 15-min Discovery Call. Our flexible, custom Nature-Driven Nurture™ programs are individually designed to help you achieve your goals, while meeting your dog’s unique behavioral needs. 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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