Professional Dog Training & Behavior Consulting | Washington D.C.
Our Services:

Nature-Driven Nurture™ Training for Washington D.C. Dogs & Humans

What We Do

Our certified trainers and behavior consultants use our Nature-Driven Nurture™ framework to help humans and dogs navigate behavior issues large and small, via Private Coaching, Home School + Coaching, and Puppy Raising Camps.

We are deeply committed to your long-term success. That’s why all training programs include access to lifetime free alumni classes, weekly drop-in Zoom Q&A’S with our behavior consultants, and an alumni-only Facebook group.

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavior Therapy
  • Life Skills + Manners
  • Puppy Development
  • Adolescent Dog Behavior Support
  • Senior Dog Behavior Support
Brianna Cortes

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

J. Van Anden

Our Services

Following is a list of services we provide at Instinct Washington D.C. 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 work together via private lessons to implement a fully customized, practical Nature-Driven Nurture™ training or behavior change plan.

In-Home and Virtual Options Available; for Puppy Development, Life Skills/Manners and Behavior Issues; Programs start at $555

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Home School + Coaching (Day Training)

Fast, fun, and efficient. 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; for Puppy Development, Life Skills/Manners, and Behavior Issues; Programs start at $2280

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Puppy Camp + Coaching (Board & Train)
** Temporarily Unavailable**

An extraordinary puppyhood learning experience especially designed for young puppies ages 9 to 20 weeks.

Puppies live with and learn from a professional trainer for 1-4 weeks; $1775/week
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Group Learning

Alumni Classes

Open ONLY to our Alumni family (clients who have completed a series of lessons, home school, or puppy 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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Let's Get Started!

Give us a call at (202) 796-9337 or email us at [email protected]. Our friendly client services team would love to learn more about your dog & your goals.

Or, click the button to book a Kickoff Consultation or free Discovery Call with a trainer. 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.

Success Stories

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.
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.

Instinct Washington D.C.

Serving Washington D.C. and surrounding areas

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