Instinct East Harlem

Instinct East Harlem

Serving Manhattan & Brooklyn

We LOVE helping New York City dogs and owners co-exist together, peacefully and happily, in our challenging urban environment. Our trainers and behavior consultants are certified and veterinarian-recommended, and welcome all breeds, ages, and behavior issues.

We are OPEN to serve our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of our service offerings have been altered to adhere to public health recommendations.

Custom Training Solutions

for your dog's unique behavior needs

Your dog is one-of-a-kind; their training program should be too! At Instinct East Harlem, your training program includes a customized curriculum especially tailored to meet your training goals and your dog’s unique behavioral needs. Check out our options below:

Positive Reinforcement

Board & Train Camp

We offer New York City’s only positive reinforcement Board & Train camps for New York City dogs. For basic manners or serious behavior issues, our one-of-a-kind sleepaway camps help you achieve lasting results.

  • 6,000 sqft Manhattan facility
  • 24 hr on-site supervision
  • Certified trainers
  • Plenty of training, exercise, and attention!

Learn More About Board & Train Camp for Adult Dogs

Learn More About Puppy Raising Camp for Puppies

Private Lessons

For Obedience & Behavior Modification
  • In your home or at our East Harlem location
  • Certified trainers and behavior consultants
  • Practical, positive one-on-one help for fearful, aggressive and anxious behavior
  • Positive, effective training for obedience, manners, and puppy development

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Puppy Development

For pups 8-20 weeks
  • Skills and socialization to help puppies thrive in NYC
  • Puppy Raising Camps, Private Lessons, and free Puppy Train & Play classes

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Day School

Continuing Education for the Family Dog

Forget about Doggy Day Care; Instinct Day School programs at East Harlem are overseen by our certified training team, and each School Day includes a thoughtfully structured mix of training, play, enrichment and rest. We have Public School programs for dog-social dogs, and Private School programs for dogs who need individual time only.


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For Special Behavior Needs

Safe, low-stress boarding for dogs with special behavior needs including fear, anxiety, and aggression issues; and for dogs without behavior issues whose owners feel most comfortable having their dog board under the supervision of certified behavior professionals. Includes 24-hr on-site supervision, lots of walks and playtime.

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Behavior Modification

  • Practical, positive help for fear, aggression, and anxiety issues
  • Board & Train and Private Lessons programs available

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Obedience & Manners

  • Enjoy a well-trained dog who happily listens and has great city manners
  • Board & Train and Private Lessons programs available

Learn More About Obedience & Manners

Instinct East Harlem

181 E 111th St
New York, NY 10029

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Your Training Roadmap

Schedule a Consultation

This is where your training adventure begins! During your consult, we’ll gather all the info we need to recommend a custom program to help you achieve your training goals.

Enroll in Your Custom Training Program

This is when we roll up our sleeves and get to work! Whether you and your dog enroll in Private Lessons or a sleepaway Training Camp, we’ll be there every step of the way, leading you and your dog through the training process.

Join our Instinct Alumni Family

This is when you and your dog become a part of our incredible Alumni family and receive access to exclusive Alumni-only benefits and services.

Call 212-828-3647

Your Urban Dog Behavior Professionals

We are Instinct’s flagship facility. Since 2009, we’ve helped thousands of NYC dogs and owners co-exist together, happily and peacefully. And we are steadfastly committed to doing the same for you and your dog, in a fun, safe, inclusive learning environment.

Need Help Now?

Talk to an Instinct Counselor Today!

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.