Jessica is Director of Behavior & Training for Instinct East Harlem. She oversees all training programs, in addition to providing consultations for our clients. Jessica is a certified dog behavior consultant and certified trainer who is experienced working with complex behavior issues such as reactivity, fear, aggression, and anxiety; she also helps clients and their dogs with life skills, manners, and puppy development. Jessica is a Certifying Official for NACSW K9 Nosework trials and ORTs, and has trained and competed with dogs in agility, competition obedience, Rally-O and K9 Nose Work. She holds an MFA in non-fiction writing from Columbia University, and has completed the IAABC Principles & Practice course. Jessica lives in NYC with her husband Bruce and their dog Trix (Rat Terrier mix).