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Home School + Coaching

Home School + Coaching programs are a fun, fast and effective way to make progress toward your goals. Several times per week, we visit your home to work with your dog on training missions and behavior exercises. Then, we provide private coaching sessions to bring you up to speed!

Home School + Coaching Programs can help with:

Home School + Coaching Programs include:

  • Home School Sessions: we work with your dog 3 times per week on skills and behavior exercises that bring you closer to your goals
  • Private Coaching: we do regular private coaching sessions with you, to ensure you are fully engaged in the learning process
  • Frequent Communication: you and your coach will use your personalized Collaborative Coaching Trello board to communicate frequently and track/manage progress throughout your Home School + Coaching program
  • Free Alumni Classes: after Home School, you and your dog become a part of our Alumni family and gain access to lifetime free alumni group classes and special alumni-only services

Home School + Coaching programs start at $1589 plus applicable state taxes; prices vary based on location and trainer.

“Instinct completely changed my relationship with my dog (for the better). The stress I experienced before during walks and when meeting new people is gone, and I can spend more time now enjoying my time with Benny. I would recommend Instinct to anyone seeking positive reinforcement training for their dog.”

Andrew H.

How It Works

Home School + Coaching programs typically take place over a 5-7 week period.

1. Set Goals

Over the course of your program, you and your coach will set positive goals for you and your dog.

2. Develop a Plan

You and your coach will determine the skills, management, and behavior therapy you and your dog will need to achieve your goals.

3. Establish Support

Your coach will help you implement a canine behavioral health support plan to ensure we are meeting your dog’s needs.

4. Work on Missions

During your Home School sessions and Private Coaching sessions, you & your coach will set and work on missions designed to move you closer to your goals in fun, manageable steps.

5. Track Progress

You and your coach will track and log progress, making adjustments as needed.

6. Communicate

You and your coach will communicate frequently between sessions to clarify instructions, set or adjust missions, and celebrate successes.

Success Stories

Behavior Therapy, Day School, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct Portland, Private Coaching, Veterinary Behavior Collaboration

Violet was fearful of being leashed by her dog walkers, and struggled with being examined by veterinarians. Our goal was to change Violet’s association with being leashed by other people, and ensure her needs for exercise, companionship, and mental stimulation were being met during her parent's long work days.


Behavior TherapyFear + AnxietyInstinct East HarlemPrivate CoachingSenior Dog SupportVeterinary 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.

Ready to get started?

The first step is booking a 60-minute kickoff consultation to start working toward your goals!

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Camp + Coaching

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Puppy Camp + Coaching

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Instinct is a national team of experienced dog behavior professionals. Learn more about everything your locally owned Instinct location has to offer.

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Our Areas of Expertise

Behavior change science is a process. It can be applied to all breeds, ages, and behavior issues to create positive, life-changing outcomes for humans and their dogs.

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Online School

Instinct offers fun, safe, and free online training and behavior resources developed by our team of trusted, experienced behavior professionals.

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