Professional Dog Training & Behavior Consulting | Instinct Portland, OR

Instinct Portland, OR

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

Portland's Dog Behavior Professionals

We help Portland dogs and humans co-exist together, happily and peacefully. Instinct Portland is owned by board certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Chris Pachel, DACVB and certified dog behavior consultant Dr. Caroline Spark, together with operations and client experience specialist Maren Couch. We are a passionate, experienced team of dog professionals who are committed to helping Portland dogs and owners through kind, practical, effective solutions.

Areas of Expertise

“Instinct is a top-tier organization that builds genuine, supportive relationships with their clients and pets to improve everyone’s wellbeing.”

Alison F.

Here to Help

You have goals. Your dog has needs. 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.

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 Campus

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.

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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

What We Do

Learn more about the services offered at Instinct Portland.

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.   

Puppy Camp + Coaching

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

Home School + Coaching

We work with your dog during the day, then provide collaborative coaching sessions to bring you up to speed.

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