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Instinct Dog Behavior & Training LLC

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 181 E 111th St, New York, NY 10029US

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5on Google, Sep 19, 2017
Thank you Sarah for helping Lily to become a happier and more confident dog and for giving us the tools to help her in the future. Can't believe how much she has learned in a few lessons. more »
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5on Google, Aug 25, 2017
Angus, the dog, adores Brian! Brian can sum up a dog's personality instantly in order to make perceptive recommendations on how best to accomplish the desired objective. The way he demonstrates best practices is very helpful, and therefore, easy to remember in order to put into practice. Angus and I have both enjoyed working with him, and Angus is making great progress. more »
5on Google, Aug 25, 2017
My dog Lyla and I love the crew at Instinct. They provide a rare and valuable service of positive and effective training with a genuine affection for their dog clients. For dogs that struggle with fear they take the time to understand the dog and have the experience to get to the root of the fear and subsequent behavior. We've made significant progress with their guidance. The Canine Care team (boarding) always makes us feel special and I can leave Lyla at their clean and comfortable space with confidence. Highly recommend. more »
5on Facebook, Aug 24, 2017
My dog Lyla and I love the crew at Instinct. They provide a rare and valuable service of positive and effective training with a genuine affection for their dog clients. For dogs that struggle with fear they take the time to understand the dog and have the experience to get to the root of the fear and subsequent behavior. We've made significant progress with their guidance. The Canine Care team (boarding) always makes us feel special and I can leave Lyla at their clean and comfortable facility with confidence. Highly recommend. more »
5on Facebook, Aug 24, 2017
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5on Google, Aug 23, 2017
The Instinct folks are professional, friendly, and we highly recommend them! We live in West Chelsea and we are more than happy to drive uptown to see these guys.
Our pit mix, Valentine, is eigh
t years old, and we've been lucky to be part of the Instinct family since we rescued him at 18 months. Sarah and Brian trained him way back when, and he's been coming back over the years for boarding and playtime with Rosy and the rest of the awesome Canine Care team.
We know the old space and the new one, and we are so happy to see the organization growing, thriving and successfully providing excellent services to humans and canines alike!
Many thanks from Gabbie, Jeffrey and Valentine
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5on Google, Aug 23, 2017
The staff at Instinct were wonderful and made me feel comfortable while trying to explain my situtiaton with Bella. Trainer Sarah Dixon gave me the confidence I needed with Bella. She helped us with Bella's behavioral issues on leash pulling, jumping on people, and barking at other dogs while walking. Now I'm able to walk Bella without having to feel nervous when another dog walks by or jumping on people. They gave me the tool i needed to understand Bella and work with her. I will definitely recommend others to them. more »
5on Google, Aug 23, 2017
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5on Facebook, Aug 22, 2017
When I adopted my rescued cattle dog, Vinnie, he was a loveable gentleman at home, but was very reactive when we walked on busy streets. He became wary and tried to herd people by bumping with his nose, even nipping at some people. (He once actually took the glove off of a lady's hand when she walked too close and touched his head. OMG!! Lucky for us she's a dog lover.) Worse, Vinnie was aggressive with other dogs, would fixate on them, even from quite a distance, and would lunge and growl at them. To avoid these confrontations I would get up really early and stay up really late so we could go for long walks when the streets were quiet. I studied all the streets in my area to find the least busy ones to walk during the day. Exhausting!
I had to find a solution. A trainer/walker who volunteers with the rescue group, Mighty Mutts, recommended the board and train program at Instinct. Seeing the spacious and clean facility, and meeting their professional trainers gave me hope. Vinnie spent 4 weeks living at Instinct, with Trina as his trainer. He formed a great bond with her, and she has helped him to develop much calmer behavior on the street. Trina also gave me some personal training in how to help him to relax on the leash and form positive associations with going out for walks. She is patient and devoted to our success, and has even brought her own dog down to my neighborhood so that Vinnie could practice walking next to another male without becoming aggressive. I've seen great improvement in his behavior, and I've learned a lot too. I'll continue to work with Trina to develop Vinnie's social skills. I have also used Instinct for boarding Vinnie when I went out of town. He really loves the canine care staff, and has fun playing in the nice big yard there. Overall, Instinct is a great resource for training and boarding dogs. I'm very glad they're in New York City.
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5on Facebook, Jul 30, 2017
I'm the foster mother to a kind, lovely, pit/lab mix who was found in a building in NYC a few months ago. She went to ACC in NYC where she was a favorite and the staff recommended that she be "pulled". Sadly, after being "rescued" from ACC and surving in a condemned building, Agatha was diagnosed with lung cancer. Thankfully, her wonderful rescue organization, Ready for Rescue, and Aggie's personal savior, Doug, R4R's president, got her the medical care she urgently needed and she is more than healthy now. To work on her dog manners and social skills and to improve her chances for adoption, Ready for Rescue signed her up for the training program at Instinct. We, Aggie's foster family, couldn't be more pleased with the caring that Instinct has shown toward Aggie and can't wait to see what this wonderful dog will be like when she completes her training at Instinct. more »
5on Facebook, Jul 09, 2017
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5on Facebook, Jun 11, 2017
Very informative, relaxed, fun and valuable. I highly recommend this seminar to anyone interested in taking hard cases! Stay safe everyone! more »
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Thanks Tricia!
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5on Google, May 22, 2017
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5on Facebook, May 20, 2017
Whether your dog wants to learn fun playtime activities or is reactive (as mine was) and learn some fun playtime activities, Instinct is the place. The trainers are top notch and have worked on some very difficult cases. They treat each dog individually, care about you and your pup's future. I cannot say enough good about them! more »
5on Facebook, May 12, 2017
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5on Facebook, May 11, 2017
I've been a client of Instinct since 2010, when Sarah and Brian performed seeming miracles in turning around my extremely leash-aggressive and poorly behaved foster dog (whom I later adopted). I am now working with them (mostly Trina) to train a new shelter dog and they've done a tremendous job. They're patient with both dogs and people, and you couldn't get better for your money. Alumni classes are also great. I highly recommend Instinct for anyone - from dogs who need mild refreshers to serious behavioral problems. You'll get honest feedback and a dedicated team. more »
5on Facebook, May 11, 2017
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5on Facebook, May 03, 2017
Instinct saved my dog. As a veterinarian, I am usual the one helping people with their pets, but in this instance I have an amazing group of trainers to thank. When I brought Betty into my home, she quickly bonded to my senior Boxer, Lucy. When Lucy passed suddenly due to cardiac disease several months later, Betty immediately became fearful of all strangers- at home, at my office, on walks. This incredible sweet, friendly dog started exhibiting aggressive body language, and I had no idea what to do.
When I consulted with Sarah, she suggested a 3 week board and train. Leaving Betty for 3 weeks was hard, but the results were unbelievable. I never, never expected to see the turnaround in my dog that I did. While there was, and is, still work to be done, Betty and I can live normally and peacefully. They gave me back my girl.
I cannot highly enough recommend Instinct Dog Behavior and Training. I travel from New Jersey and it is worth the trip, every time. If you are lucky enough to live nearby this facility and need help with your dog, well, you just found it.
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181 E 111th St, New York, NY 10029
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Welcome to Instinct Dog Behavior & Training LLC! Get ready to experience a new style of New York City dog training: a practical, positive, relationship-focused approach that provides lasting results.<br />
No matter the breed, age, or behavior issue, we can help! Our team of certified and veterinarian-recommended trainers and Behavior Consultants have proven experience and education in: behavior consulting for aggression, fear and anxiety; puppy development; and basic & advanced obedience.

Explore our website and get to know us better, then CONTACT US to get started with a FREE consult today! You'll be amazed at what you and your dog can achieve!
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