Ayelet Berger - Instinct Dog Behavior & Training

Ayelet Berger

Co-Owner, Co-Director of Behavior & Training, Behavior Consultant
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)
  • Fear Free Certified Training Professional
  • Family Paws Licensed Educator
  • Supporting Member, IAABC
  • Professional Member, APDT


Ayelet is co-owner and co-Director of Behavior & Training at Instinct Nashville. She oversees the In-Home training team and programs and provides behavior modification services to dogs in the Greater Nashville area. Ayelet works with clients on a wide range of behavior goals such as puppy development, leash reactivity, resource guarding and many more. Her passion is working with dogs experiencing fear and anxiety. Ayelet is co-Founder of Force Free Tennessee, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Family Paws Licensed Educator, a Fear Free Certified Trainer, a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and is currently working towards her Behavior Consultant Certification through IAABC. Ayelet has taught group classes at Davidson County Male Correctional Facility, where inmates are paired with rescued Greyhounds to help prepare the dogs for adoption and she is currently a mentor for CATCH Academy and Victoria Stilwell Academy. She holds a BFA from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and lives in Nashville with her husband, their two sons and senior dog, Chloe (beagle mix).