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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, Feb 15, 2018
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5on Google, Feb 12, 2018
The Instinct folks are so helpful and kind and such good trainers. They’re also wonderful with Conall (who can be a very feisty terrier) whenever he boards with them. And their new location is lovely!
All in all, I can’t recommend Instinct highly enough.
update: it's 4 months later, and the more time Conall spends at Instinct the happier we are. He's had 3 training camps and several boarding stays, and he's a much happier dog for it. They take such time and care to learn Conall's peccadillos and work with him in the most effective ways. They are so knowledgeable and skilled and caring - I couldn't be happier!
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5on Google, Feb 12, 2018
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5on Facebook, Feb 12, 2018
I love love love the folks at Instinct! They take the time to understand your dog and give him what he needs to be happy. Our dog loves Instinct and so do we! more »
5on Google, Feb 12, 2018
They are the best! more »
5on Google, Feb 08, 2018
All-Around dedicated and caring staff more »
5on Google, Feb 06, 2018
Great place and they know what they are doing here. Emily is fantastic with our German Shepherd pup, Jinx. She has taught us so much and our big fur baby loves her. A bit pricey BUT you get what you pay for; worth It! Thank you Instinct and thank you, Emily! more »
5on Google, Feb 02, 2018
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5on Facebook, Jan 24, 2018
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5on Google, Jan 23, 2018
We felt taken care of, supported and in great hands from our first interaction with Sarah (both of them) when we brought our dog in for a train and board. Our dog is a rescue and highly phobic, so we needed a great deal of support. Our trainer Sarah was always responsive, supportive and realistic with us about his training progress. We couldn't have felt more supported by her and everyone at Instinct. more »
5on Google, Jan 22, 2018
We rescued a mutt puppy and had no idea he would grow to be 70 pounds at just 6 months old. Needless to say, we had our hands full from the very start (and had no idea what we were doing).
it came time for us to train him, we decided to puppy board him with a trainer through INSTINCT. We were blessed to have Kate work with Bud because she worked wonders! Bud went from running around, pulling on the leash, jumping up on everyone he saw- to listening, walking well on his leash and keeping his cool when strangers walked by or went to pet him.
We decided to board Bud with INSTINCT once again about 3 months after puppy boarding when we traveled to CA for the holidays- he LOVES it there (not to mention his obsession with Kate- he absolutely adores her!). We trust INSTINCT and all the faculty there- they are very communicate and my partner and I always felt like we were in the loop.
I would tell my dearest fellow pup mom to use INSTINCT- we are BIG fans!
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5on Google, Jan 22, 2018
The whole team at Instinct is amazing. Especially Sarah and Samantha, who worked with our little guy in puppy sleepaway camp. The training put us all on a great path. The follow up was awesome and even helped break this human of some bad habits! Best decision we could have made more »
5on Google, Jan 14, 2018
Extremely thoughtful and helpful. more »
5on Google, Jan 12, 2018
We recently had our dog participate in a 3-week course of training at Instinct and could not have been happier with their program and staff. We received regular updates- including photos and videos- about our dog’s progress and we’ll-being during her stay, and were very impressed with the care, professionalism and expertise of the staff at Instinct. Sarah Dixon was our dog’s trainer and we highly recommend her! more »
5on Google, Jan 01, 2018
I’m so happy with my experience at instinct dog training! My dog Harry is a sweet spirited pup and was having problems with jumping, general obedience, leash manners and impulse control so I signed him up for the one week board and train program. My in studio consultation before hand was very informative! The staff was extra helpful as they walked me through the day to day activities and discussed the goals I had for Harry and his training. During the week his trainer, Maggie, sent videos of the various positive reinforcement training games they did each day! This was especially helpful because not only was I able to see his progress, but I was also able to save the videos to aid in continuing his training at home. Being that I’m a student and working, a typical weekly training program was hard to consistently fit into my schedule so the training program was perfect for me! Because it was just a week, he wasn’t completly and flawlessly trained afterwards (which is to be expected), however it gave Har a much needed head start and sturdy foundation for continuing the training at home on our own time. The training games Maggie taught us were easy to do at home anytime and fun for Harry! Although his training mainly focused on impulse control and jumping, Maggie was able to dedicate a whole follow up training session to leash training as well. The whole staff was also very responsive to any questions and concerns I had during training and continue to be currently. I highly recommend this program for NYC dog owners who need a good foundation for training their pups and the tools to continue that training at home. more »
5on Facebook, Dec 29, 2017
Our dog could not really be trained to stop attacking other dogs - that was a major disappointment for us, but Instinct and our trainer told us the difficult and honest truth after only one week. They offered to curtail our original contract and let her go home early. They also helped us deal and work through other difficult options in a calm and respectful way. In the end, we kept her there for 3/4 of the planned time and they provided excellent coping strategies that have been very useful for us, even if our original goal could not be realized. We continue to be grateful for that. more »
5on Facebook, Dec 23, 2017
Dae is Amazing and taught me how to teach him too and went above and beyond giving me videos afterwards and handouts that are very very good. more »
5on Facebook, Dec 19, 2017
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5on Google, Dec 07, 2017
Instinct is the perfect home away from home for my sweet pup Austen. She get's so excited when we are walking up to the doors of the facility. The staff is remarkable! Not only are they exemplary in their training work; they love your pups as much as you do. I cannot believe how far my dog has come in just a few stays at this wonderful training center. A repeat customer for life! more »
5on Google, Nov 20, 2017
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5on Google, Nov 10, 2017
Bryan and his team are the best. Thy have trained and helped us with two dogs and have gone out of their way come to our house to specifically help with one of them. I would recommend them 1,000%. more »
5on Facebook, Nov 09, 2017
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5on Google, Nov 07, 2017
My dog went to Instinct with a lot of anxiety issues and came back so much more relaxed! He obviously LOVED the staff and I have never seen him actually play with toys until I went to visit during his stay. The training program was well worth the money, especially now that he can board while I'm out of town. The staff is wonderful, the facilities are calm and clean. I really can't say enough nice things about them! more »
5on Google, Oct 30, 2017
Great trainers who clearly care about getting your dog to its best! My 8.5 year old German Shepherd was going through some health issues when we first discussed a board and train camp, so Instinct really worked with me to make sure we went ahead with the best option! Varta ended up spending 3 weeks at Instinct and loving it. She was reactive towards other dogs (barking, lunging) - and because of her personality, I knew she would never be 100% quiet. After working with Instinct, we're able to pass other dogs on the sidewalk, and if there is a reaction, it's calmed much quicker than I had ever been able to do on my own. I'm also able to identify which dogs are more likely to set her off, and read her body language so we can get out of situations that make her unhappy/stressed. They're also very supportive in following up with any questions or issues that arise after the camp. I highly recommend them! more »
5on Google, Oct 26, 2017
We are so pleased that after researching many dog trainers in NYC we chose Instinct Dog Behavior & Training to help us with our rescue dog, Panda. The training sessions we have with Sarah Fraser are educational and fun for both Panda and ourselves. The difference we have seen in Panda's behavior in just a few lessons has been remarkable. This is due to Sarah's teaching methods, her clear explanations and observations about Panda's reactions to things and also how we interact with him. Sarah is a people person as well as a dog person and treats us like adults rather than naughty children who don't know how to look after their dog! We are looking forward to continuing to work with Sarah and her team to help make Panda's life in NYC both safe and fun. We can't praise Instinct and Sarah highly enough and would recommend them to anyone looking for a dog trainer in NYC. Louise, Mark & Panda! more »
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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.

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.

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