Professional Dog Training & Behavior Consulting | Washington D.C.

We Help Washington, D.C. Dogs & Humans Live Happier Lives Together

Nature-Driven Nurture™

for Washington D.C. Dogs

We help Washington D.C. dogs and humans co-exist together, peacefully and happily. Our certified, veterinarian-recommended trainers and behavior consultants use our revolutionary Nature-Driven Nurture™ framework to help dogs of all breeds, ages, and behavior issues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavior Therapyfor fear, anxiety, aggression, and reactivity
  • Life Skills + Manners
  • Puppy Development
  • Adolescent Dog Behavior Support
  • Senior Dog Behavior Support
  • Veterinary Behavior Collaboration
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Instinct saved both me and my dog. WONDERFUL, supportive, smart, magical staff who are very, very good at what they do. They go above and beyond – they care genuinely about the well-being of you and your dog. 100% recommend.

Cassandra J.

Let's Get Started!

Give us a call at (202) 796-9337 or email us at [email protected]. Our friendly client services team would love to learn more about your dog & your goals.

Or, click the button to book a Kickoff Consultation or free Discovery Call with a trainer. Our flexible, custom programs are individually designed to help you achieve your goals, while meeting your dog’s unique behavioral needs – as a species, a breed/mix, and an individual. So you and your dog can live a happier life together.

What We Do

Our Washington D.C. team helps you uncover the utterly unique combination of biological factors, individual traits, and life experiences that make your dog one-of-a-kind. Then, we help you implement an optimized training & care plan that works with your dog’s Nature.
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Private Coaching

(Private Lessons)

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

Home School + Coaching

(Day Training)

We work with your dog multiple times per week, then provide collaborative coaching sessions to bring you up to speed.

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Puppy Camp + Coaching

(Temporarily Unavailable)

We use a powerful combination of positive reinforcement puppy camp and collaborative coaching sessions to help your puppy grow into a confident, resilient family member.

Get To Know Us

Our team of certified trainers, behavior consultants, and board-certified veterinary behaviorist partners uses a collaborative, team-based approach to help you and your dog reach your goals.

Tour Our Campus

Coming soon! Location scouting is currently underway for our brick-and-mortar canine behavioral health campus. Until then, we’re fully operational to help with in-home and virtual coaching.

View Campus

Meet Our Team

Get to know our behavior professionals and leadership team.

Meet Team
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Helper Dogs

Meet our canine helpers, who provide invaluable help to our coaches and clients.

Meet Helper Dogs

Instinct Washington D.C.

Serving Washington D.C. and surrounding areas

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