Instinct Services | Dog Daycare Programs, Playgroups & Socialization

Daycare for Behavioral Health

At Instinct, we do daycare differently. Our specialized daycare programs help you protect and enhance your dog’s behavioral health through physical activity, brain games, enrichment, companionship, and play.

The smart alternative to typical doggy daycare

Instinct daycare programs are designed and overseen by our canine behavioral health specialists. We offer programming for dog-social dogs, and for dogs who prefer the company of humans.

Daycare programs start at $525/month, plus applicable state taxes. Prices vary by locations. Currently offered at Instinct East Harlem and Instinct Englewood.

“I highly recommend Instinct. They are true professionals that care deeply about your dog’s wellbeing.”

Elizabeth R.

How It Works

Our daycare programs provide your dog with a range of experiences & activities designed to fulfill their most important behavioral needs:

  • Small playgroups (~2-5 dogs per group), carefully matched by size and play style (only available for highly dog-social dogs with no history of aggression)
  • Obstacles and agility work
  • Scent games/nosework
  • Digging games
  • Shredding and tearing activities (enrichment boxes)
  • Hunting and chasing games
  • Gripping and tugging games
  • Scavenging and foraging games
  • Empowerment games that provide dogs with choice and control
  • Relaxation games

Ready to get started?

Give us a call to learn more about behavioral health-focused daycare options at your local Instinct campus. If you’re interested in our behavior & training services instead, take the first step by booking a 60-minute kickoff consultation.

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Boarding for Behavioral Health

We use canine behavioral health science to provide a boarding experience that prioritizes the wellbeing of dogs in our care.

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Private Coaching

We use collaborative coaching and canine behavior science to help you make progress toward your goals while prioritizing your dog’s behavioral health.   

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Camp + Coaching

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

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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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