Instinct Services | Private Coaching & Dog Training Sessions

Collaborative Coaching

During Private Coaching programs, you and your coach (certified dog trainer or behavior consultant) work together via private lessons to implement a training or behavior therapy plan that is goal-based, collaborative, and fully customized to your needs & your dog’s one-of-a-kind Nature.

“Instinct meets you and your dog wherever you are, with positivity and encouragement. I cannot say enough; these folks have not only helped my reactive collie but restored my faith in humankind.”

Melinda S.

Science Says:

Setting positive goals that are intrinsically motivated (based in a desire to grow, improve relationships, or help others) facilitates lasting behavior change and increases happiness.

Our Collaborative Coaching Programs

Coaching programs start at $525 plus applicable state taxes; prices vary based on location and trainer.

Coaching Programs Include:

  • Private coaching sessions: you and your certified dog trainer or behavior consultant work together during live coaching sessions, either at-home, in your local Instinct facility, or virtually.
  • Frequent communication: we provide lots of between-session support & communication with your trainer, via your personalized Collaborative Coaching Trello board.
  • Alumni support: after you enroll in your coaching program, you and your dog become a part of our Alumni family and gain access to lifetime free and/or low-cost alumni group classes, bi-weekly Zoom support sessions with Instinct founders, and an alumni-only Facebook group.

How Coaching Programs Work:

Coaching programs may take place over a period of 6 weeks or 6+ months, depending on an owner’s goals and the complexity of a dog’s behavioral profile. Over the course of any coaching program, you and your coach will:

  1. Set fair, positive goals for you and your dog, based on your dog’s Nature
  2. Determine the environmental, relationship dynamics, wellness, and learning interventions you and your dog will need to achieve your goals & support your dog’s behavioral health
  3. Work on missions designed to move you closer to your goals in fun, manageable steps
  4. Track and log progress, adjusting as needed
  5. Communicate frequently between sessions to clarify instructions, set or adjust missions, and celebrate successes

Ready to get started?

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

Success Stories

Behavior Therapy, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct East Harlem, Private Coaching, Veterinary Behavior Collaboration

Sofrito was having a very hard time settling into life in an urban environment. Noises such as bus breaks, fireworks, motorcycles and revving engines terrified her outside and she had a hard time settling in her apartment if she heard noises from the street. To help Sofrito build a strong, positive relationship with her mom, Natasha, and to use that relationship to help grow Sofrito’s confidence in other areas of her life.
Behavior Therapy, Fear + Anxiety, Instinct East Harlem, Private Coaching, Senior Dog Support, Veterinary 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.

Other Behavior & Training Program Options

Camp + Coaching

We use a combination of positive board & train camp and collaborative coaching sessions to create lasting behavior change together.

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Puppy Camp + Coaching

An extraordinary puppyhood learning experience! Puppies live with & learn from a professional Instinct puppy raiser.

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Home School + Coaching

Fast, fun & effective! We visit your home to work with your dog several times per week, then provide coaching sessions with you to bring you up to speed.

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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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