Professional Dog Training & Behavior Consulting | Instinct Portland, OR

We Help Portland Dogs & Humans Live Happier Lives Together


Dog Behavior Experts

Every day, we help Portland dogs and owners achieve their training & behavior goals so they can live happier lives together. We can’t wait to do the same for you and your dog.

Our certified, veterinarian-recommended trainers and behavior consultants work together to deliver kind, practical solutions for dogs of all breeds, ages, and behavior issues.

We offer Private Coaching, Board & Train Camps, Boarding, & Daycare. We include lifetime free alumni support & community with all training programs.

Join the Instinct family. You’ll be amazed at what you and your dog can achieve!

“If you’re looking for the best, most compassionate trainers that offer personalized positive reinforcement training and support each step of the way THIS IS THE PLACE!…[They] truly changed our dog’s life and we cannot be more grateful.”

Shannon R


Private Coaching


Individually tailored, one-on-one coaching sessions with our certified trainers and behavior consultants. Available in your home, virtually, or at our facility.

Camp + Coaching


At Instinct, we do #trainingcampnotbootcamp. Our signature positive reinforcement board & train camps help you create lasting behavior change.

Boarding for Behavioral Health


Boarding that prioritizes your dog’s behavioral health. Our fully licensed facility is staffed 24/7 and run by caring, qualified behavior professionals.

Let's Get Started!

Give us a call at 971-358-8787 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, positive Camp + Coaching (board & train), Private CoachingHome School, and Puppy Board & Train programs are fully customized to your goals and your dog’s unique Nature. So you and your dog can live a happier life together.

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.

Our Facility

Located in the picturesque St. Johns neighborhood, our canine behavioral health facility is like no other in Portland.

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Meet Our Team

Get to know our behavior professionals, leadership team, and veterinary behavior partners.

Meet Team

Helper Dogs

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

Meet Helper Dogs

Instinct Portland, OR

Serving Multnomah, Clackamas, & Washington counties in OR; and Clark county in WA

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