Instinct East Harlem

Kind, Practical Help for NYC Dogs & Owners

Instinct was started here in New York City, founded on the principle that dogs are family. City living can present unique challenges and stressors for our canine family members.

Our experienced team of certified, veterinarian-recommended trainers and behavior consultants have helped thousands of NYC dogs and owners co-exist together, peacefully and happily, in our challenging urban environment. And we are steadfastly committed to doing the same for you and your dog, through kind, practical, and effective training and behavior consulting services.

Get to Know Us

Our Team

We are a passionate, educated, skilled team of certified, veterinarian-recommended industry leaders. We sit on the Boards of international animal behavior organizations; travel nationally and internationally to host educational workshops and seminars; lecture at conferences and universities; and regularly publish articles and participate in media interviews about dog behavior & training. Most importantly, we love helping New York City dogs and owners with training problems big and small.

Meet Team Instinct – East Harlem

Our Facility

Located in vibrant East Harlem, our 6000 sqft, fully-licensed dog training facility is like no other in the New York City area.

Amenities include:

  • 2500 sq ft private outdoor dog run for play and training
  • Two floors of newly remodeled indoor space, including “real life rooms”, individual Mason company K9 Cabins®, and a spacious training area
  • 24/7 on-site supervision by qualified, caring professionals

Give your dog the urban training experience of a lifetime, at Instinct East Harlem.

Our Helper Dogs

Our human team is pretty amazing, but we’d be lost without our incredible Instinct East Harlem Helper Dogs who accompany us to work each day and provide invaluable assistance in the teaching of other dogs.

Meet our East Harlem Helper Dogs

Buster and Sammy in the grass

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.