Professional Dog Training & Behavior Consulting | Instinct East Harlem, NY

Instinct East Harlem, NY

Serving Manhattan and Brooklyn

What We Do

We are a full service canine behavioral health facility. Our certified trainers and behavior consultants use positive, fear-free methods to help humans and dogs navigate behavior issues large and small via private coaching, board & train camp + coaching, home school + coaching, and behavioral health-focused boarding and daycare. 

We are deeply committed to ours clients’ long-term success. That’s why all training programs include access to lifetime free alumni classes.

Areas of Expertise

“Instinct saved both me and my dog. WONDERFUL, supportive, smart, magical staff who are very, very good at what they do. They go above and beyond – they care genuinely about the well-being of you and your dog. 100% recommend.”

Cassandra J.

Our Services

Following is a list of services we provide at Instinct East Harlem. For lots more detail on how each of these services works, check out our Services page on the main site.

One-on-One Learning

Private Coaching

We use collaborative coaching and canine behavior science to help you make progress toward your goals while prioritizing your dog’s behavioral health.   

In-Home, Virtual, and In-Facility Options Available; Programs start at $597+tax

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Camp + Coaching

We use a powerful combination of positive reinforcement board & train camp and collaborative coaching sessions to create lasting behavior change together.

Dogs stay at our East Harlem facility; not a suitable program option to work on potty training/house training goals or separation anxiety issues; $1499+tax/week

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Puppy Camp + Coaching 

An extraordinary puppyhood learning experience, specially designed for puppies ages 9-20 weeks!

Dogs stay in the home of a professional Instinct Puppy Raiser; $1775+tax/week

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Home School + Coaching

Fast, fun and effective! We visit your home to work with your dog multiple times per week, then provide collaborative coaching sessions to bring you up to speed.

In-Home Only; Programs start at $2450+tax

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Group Learning

Puppy Learn + Play Classes

Our free Puppy Learn + Play classes are specifically designed for pups ages 9-16 weeks. We focus on giving pups a healthy mix of playtime, skills and manners exercises, and positive exposure to new objects and sounds. Classes are run be certified trainers. Pups must be in good health, current on vaccinations/boosters, and have proof of a negative fecal test.

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Alumni Classes

Open ONLY to our Alumni family (clients who have completed a series of 6 lessons, day school, or camp program), our alumni classes are designed to give you fun, engaging ways to continue your education together while supporting your dog’s behavioral health needs.

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Behavioral Health Support Services

Daycare for Behavioral Health

We help you enhance your dog’s behavioral health through specialized daycare that includes enrichment, problem-solving, companionship, and play.

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Boarding for Behavioral Health

We use canine behavioral health science to provide a boarding experience that prioritizes the wellbeing of dogs in our care.

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Success Stories

Sofrito
Behavior Therapy, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct East Harlem, Private Coaching, Veterinary Behavior Collaboration

Sofrito was having a very hard time settling into life in an urban environment. Noises such as bus breaks, fireworks, motorcycles and revving engines terrified her outside and she had a hard time settling in her apartment if she heard noises from the street. To help Sofrito build a strong, positive relationship with her mom, Natasha, and to use that relationship to help grow Sofrito’s confidence in other areas of her life.
Jacky
Behavior Therapy, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct East Harlem, Private Coaching, Senior Dog Support, Veterinary Behavior Collaboration

Jacky displayed significant fear-based behaviors in a variety of situations, from cowering and baring his teeth if someone reached too quickly to pet him, to freezing in place and urinating in response to simple obedience cues. He also struggled with impulsivity and separation anxiety. Our goal was to help Jacky regain his confidence as he aged.

A Happier Life for You & Your Dog

You have goals. Your dog has needs. Our flexible, custom programs are individually designed to help you achieve your goals, while meeting your dog’s unique behavioral needs – as a species, a breed/mix, and an individual. So you and your dog can live a happier life together.

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