**COVID-19 SERVICES UPDATE: We have temporarily suspended ALL HOME SCHOOL SESSIONS and in-person appointments. We are continuing to provide virtual video consultations and lessons, board & train camps, puppy raising services, and day school services. For those in need of dog care services due to COVID-19-related reasons, we are providing boarding services at a steeply discounted weekly rate. Learn more.**
At Instinct, we do #DaySchoolNotDayCare. Our unique Day School programs are a fun, effective way to provide your dog with continuing education to keep their skills sharp and their brains and bodies happy & healthy.
To allow more dogs the chance to spend enriching days outside the home, we offer both Public School programs for dog-social dogs, and Private School programs for dogs who prefer the company of humans. Can’t get your dog to our facility? We have a Home School option, too!
Day school programs are overseen by our certified, veterinarian-recommended training team and focus on:
All Day School programs include review sessions for you, too!
For Public School and Private School programs. You and your dog will need to complete a Day School Admissions Session prior to enrolling in an in-facility Day School program. Your Admissions Session will take place at Instinct East Harlem and will include the following activities:
Skills Assessment (15 minutes)
Kennel Assessment (20 minutes)
Play & Enrichment Assessment (20-25 minutes)
Following your Admissions Session, we’ll determine that a) you & your pup are approved to enroll in a Day School program; or b) you & your pup will need to complete some pre-requisite training or behavior work before Day School is an appropriate & beneficial option.
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.