Dresden Graff - Instinct Dog Behavior & Training

Dresden Graff

Owner, Director of Behavior & Training
  • B.S. Behavior Analysis, University of North Texas
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), CCPDT
  • Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT), IAABC
  • Fear Free Certified Professional
  • Family Paws Parent Educator
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Family Dog Mediator (FDM), LEGS®


Dresden is the Owner and Director of Behavior and Training at Instinct Fort Worth. He oversees all training programs and provides consultations and lessons for our clients. Dresden is skilled at complex behavior modification for fear, aggression, and anxiety issues, as well as basic life skills, puppy development, foundation sports training, and troubleshooting advanced dog sport skills. He has dabbled in many areas of the dog world including fostering over two dozen dogs over the years, behavior evaluations for rescue groups, and deep involvement in various dog sports including agility, obedience, and rally-o. Prior to joining Instinct, Dresden was the Lead Trainer at Lucky Dog Keller where he developed their programs for Puppy, Basic, and Advanced Manners classes along with providing private lessons in behavior modification and helping teams reach their full potential in AKC Obedience, AKC and WCRL Rally, and Agility. He is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CCPDT) and holds a B.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. Dresden currently resides in the Fort Worth area with his fiancée Alaina, and their wonderful crew of dogs which includes a few papillons (Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Renegade, and Scout), a lab (Vice), two GSD mixes (Hawke and Gromit), and a terrier mix (Rico).