Puppy Development

for pups 8-20 weeks

Let us help you raise a happy, confident puppy in New York city! We offer full-time Puppy Raising camps, in-home Day Training programs, private lessons, and FREE Puppy Train & Play classes for pups ages 8-20 weeks, all under the supervision of certified, veterinarian-recommended trainers.

Please Note: To keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our service offerings have been adjusted.

Our Puppy Professionals Can Help With

  • Safe, positive exposure to people and other dogs
  • Socialization to city sights and sounds
  • Crate training
  • Potty training
  • Being quiet and comfortable when left alone
  • Introduction to basic obedience cues
  • Introduction to leash walking
  • Puppy chewing and nipping
  • Prep for low-stress vet exams and grooming visits
  • And lots more!

Program Options

for Puppy Development

Depending on your pup’s age and behavior, and your training goals, program options may include:

Puppy Raising

Give your puppy an extraordinary start to life in New York City with our sleepaway Puppy Raising camps, designed specifically for city puppies ages 9-20 weeks. During camp, pups live in a loving home environment with a professional Instinct Puppy Raiser to work on your puppy training goals.

Puppy Raising FAQs

Book a Free 30-minute Meet & Greet

Private Puppy Lessons

Work one-on-one with a skilled, certified trainer virtually, in your neighborhood, or OUTSIDE at our training facility. We offer custom, fun & positive instruction based on your puppy’s individual personality and your training goals. Please note: In-home options are limited due to COVID-19; please reference the trainer’s in-home service area in their bio when booking.

Learn More about Private Lessons

Home School

Temporarily Unavailable. An Instinct certified trainer will come to your home several times per week to train and socialize your puppy, and then provide you with a weekly private follow-up lesson to review what your pup has learned.

Learn More about Home School

Free VIRTUAL Puppy Train & Play

Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. (45 min class)
Virtual Video Conference

We have transitioned our weekly puppy class to a virtual class! One of our certified trainers will walk you through fun, positive training and socialization exercises you can do from home to prep your pup to be ready for the hustle & bustle of NYC life once things get back to normal. All classes include a Q&A section, and are open to owners of pups ages 8-20 weeks. We can’t wait to “e-see” you there!


Talk to an Instinct Counselor

Call now to ask questions and learn the best way for you and your pup to get started with a puppy development program.

Book a Consultation

Visit our online booking page and get started with a free 30-minute meet & greet or a 60-minute training consultation.

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  • I am absolutely positive that Instinct Dog Training saved Bronte’s life.

    Owner of rescue terrier mix, Bronte
  • Sarah and Brian are, in a true sense of the word, lifesavers.

    Owner of rescue pit bull mix, Ty

Instinct East Harlem

181 E 111th St
New York, NY 10029

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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.