Got a a busy schedule, a hectic household, or a trickier-than-normal pup? Let us make the puppyhood experience more pleasant for you and your puppy, with a fully customized Instinct Washington D.C. Puppy Raising program.
Remember: Puppies are still BABIES! They have so much to learn about the human world in which they live. Puppy Camps allow us to lay a fantastic foundation for skills, manners, & daily routines, but puppies will not return from puppy camp fully potty trained or perfectly ‘obedient’.
Note: Puppy camps are not suitable for pups displaying extreme levels of separation-related distress and vocalization lasting longer than 30-40 minutes when left alone. In such cases, we work together via Private Coaching sessions instead. If you are uncertain whether your pup falls into this category, a trainer can help assess your pup’s behavior further during your kickoff consultation.
“Instinct Dog Training came to my rescue [with puppy camp] when I had a fall inside my house, pulling more muscles than I knew I had, and found myself unable to care for my new puppy. My puppy not only benefited from the excellent training, she also learned to be part of a happy family of kids, a pet dog three times as big as she was, and a whole neighborhood of dogs who came for training and playtime. It was just what my puppy and I both needed.”
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Instinct Washington D.C.’s Puppy Camp + Coaching programs cost $1775/week and are specially designed for puppies ages 9-20 weeks (we may accept small breed pups up to 6 months of age). Programs last between 1-4 weeks and include private coaching sessions for you, plus lifetime access to free alumni benefits.
Or, feel free to reach out to us at 202-796-9337 or [email protected], to learn more about our kickoff consultation options and other puppy development programs. We’d love to hear from you!
“I have a Rottweiler pup that was not very well socialized when she came to us at 10 weeks of age. She came from a rural setting into an environment with zero grass, lots of loud noise (freeway, planes, trains, and motorcycles) and exponentially more people. Jessica W. patiently answered all of my questions, and, through weeks of training, my hyper-vigilant pup has grown into a pretty confident dog who can finally relax enough to have fun! Jessica is kind, non-judgmental, professional and courteous. It is readily apparent that she is passionate about pups. Thank you, Jessica, for giving Nola the push that she needed to relax and enjoy life. We really appreciate it and you!”
“Jess Stone was absolutely fantastic with Glitchie (g), my little rescue. G was a pandemic puppy and while incredibly playful, was very nervous about encountering people and dogs in our housing area, which manifested as aggression. Jess by was great; I watched G pick up life-skills to help her diffuse her energy and anxieties in amazing ways. She was patient, kind, but also vigilant while I got used to the steep learning curve of dealing with a very energetic and leash aggressive dog. It’s been over 5 months since we did training, and g has retained all the life-skills Jess taught her. I look forward to booking follow-ups in the future. I can’t recommend Jess highly enough!”