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.
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.
Located in vibrant East Harlem, our 6000 sqft, fully-licensed dog training facility is like no other in the New York City area.
Give your dog the urban training experience of a lifetime, at Instinct East Harlem.
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 training or other dogs.
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.