Sleepaway Camp

for puppies ages 9-20 weeks

Start your puppy off on the right paw with an extraordinary puppyhood experience! Enroll your puppy in Puppy Raising with Instinct, and he or she will live full time with one of our professional Puppy Raisers for 1-4 weeks to get a head start on everything from house training and crate training to socialization, manners, and basic puppy obedience.

Puppy Raising

Puppy Raising programs are perfect for busy schedules, vacations, and just plan tricky pups that need some extra training help. Give your puppy the training & socialization experience of a lifetime!
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For pups ages 9-20 weeks

Perfect for busy schedules!
Cost: $1475 + tax per week
Contact us today to get started!


Where do puppies stay during Puppy Raising programs?

Pups live in a loving home with a highly trained, professional Instinct Puppy Raiser.

Can I visit my puppy during Puppy Raising?

Yes! All puppy camps include visits/lessons, along with lots of photos and progress reports.

What is my puppy's daily schedule like during Puppy Raising?

Puppies enjoy a predictable daily schedule that includes walks, playtime, training time, snuggle time, and crate time/quiet time.

What will my puppy learn during Puppy Raising?

This depends on your training goals, length of program, and puppy’s age, but generally, we focus on starting to get your pup on a house training schedule, getting them comfy in a crate or pen, exposing them to sights, sounds, people, and other dogs in a safe, positive manner, and working on basic puppy manners including chew toy training and basic puppy obedience skills.

Isn't it important that my puppy and I bond during this stage of his life?

Owners and their dogs form strong, lasting bonds at all stages of life, whether starting at 8 weeks as a brand-new puppy, or at 5-6 years old as an adult rescue dog. You & your pup will have a lifetime of love and adventures to share together; allowing your pup to learn from experts at this critical stage of development will help ensure they grow into a happy, confident companion.

Can my puppy start a Puppy Raising program before she receives all of her vaccinations?

Yes! We follow the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior guidelines for puppy socialization and training. Pups must have received their first round of vaccinations at least one week prior to starting a Puppy Raising program, and then must follow the booster schedule prescribed by their veterinarian.

How long does a Puppy Raising program last?

From 1-4 weeks, based on your goals and how long you can handle being away from your pup 🙂

What are your training qualifications & methods?

We use positive, puppy-friendly training methods that focus on building your pup’s confidence, teaching them that the world is a safe place, and helping them develop a lifelong love for learning and training. All Puppy Raisers undergo extensive training in puppy development and have earned a Karen Pryor Academy Puppy StartRight® certificate or Karen Pryor Foundations certificate. All Puppy Raising programs are overseen by certified trainers and behavior consultants with years of experience helping young pups get a great start in life.

How do I get started?

Call us today at 212-828-3647 to learn whether a Puppy Raising program is right for you & your pup!

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Call now to ask questions and learn the best way for you and your dog to get started with a training program.

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    Owner of rescue terrier mix, Bronte
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    Owner of rescue pit bull mix, Ty

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