Urban Dog Behavior Professionals

You and your dog deserve a behavior professional who listens to your individual needs and goals, then provides practical, positive solutions that work in our unique New York City environment. Get to know our team of certified trainers and behavior consultants, then reach out for help. You’ll be amazed at what you and your dog can achieve!

Our Team

Sarah Fraser

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Brian Burton

Co-Founder, Co-CEO
Trina Walsh

Trina Walsh

Owner, General Manager
Maggie Withum

Maggie Withum

Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Director of Training
Samantha Bell-Brown

Samantha Bell-Brown

Trainer, Puppy Raiser

Samantha Otero

Manager of Operations

Caitlin Brown

Animal Behavior & Care Technician, Puppy Raiser

Valerie Macias

Trainer, Puppy Raiser

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.