Brian Burton

Co-Founder, Co-CEO
  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC)
  • MA, Animal Behavior & Conservation, Hunter College/CUNY (2019)
  • Doctoral Student, Organizational Behavior, University of South Florida (2022)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)

Brian Burton is Co-CEO of Instinct Dog Training, Inc. and Co-Founder of Instinct Dog Behavior & Training. He oversees business development, financial affairs, franchise operations management, and software & technology support systems for Instinct Inc.

Brian has a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior & Conservation from Hunter College/CUNY and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Dalhousie University. He is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, who has helped hundreds of NYC owners and dogs with severe aggression, fear, and anxiety issues. Brian has been featured as a dog behavior expert in media outlets including The New York Times, The New York Post, NPR, Sirius XM Radio, AKC Family Dog Magazine, and many more. He is currently a Doctoral Student in Organizational Behavior at the University of South Florida.

Brian lives in NYC with Co-Founder Sarah Fraser and their four rescue dogs, Mozeez and Will (pit bull mixes) and Jacky and Joey (Rat Terrier mixes).