Professional Dog Training & Behavior Consulting | Instinct San Diego, CA

Instinct San Diego, CA

Serving Coronado, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Del Mar Downtown, Hillcrest, North Park, Mission Valley, La Mesa, Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Carmel Valley, Sorrento Valley, Rancho Bernardo, Del Sur, 4S Ranch, Poway

What We Do

Our certified trainers and behavior consultants help humans and dogs navigate behavior issues large and small via private coaching, day school + coaching, and puppy raising camps. 

Areas of Expertise

“By far, the best and most knowledgeable trainers we’ve worked with.”

K. Lawson

Our Services

Following is a list of services we provide at Instinct San Diego. 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 and Virtual Options Available

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Puppy Camp + Coaching 

Like Camp + Coaching, but specially designed for puppies ages 9-20 weeks!

Dogs stay in the home of a professional Instinct Puppy Raiser

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Home School + Coaching

We work with your dog during the day, then provide collaborative coaching sessions to bring you up to speed.

In-Home Only

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Group Learning

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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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.

Here to Help

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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