Instinct Portland is a fusion of the leadership and training teams from the Animal Behavior Clinic of Portland and City Dog Country Dog Portland; our team members, comprised of certified trainers, behavior consultants, and veterinary behaviorists, have spent the past decade+ helping thousands of Portland-area dogs and owners navigate through behavior issues big and small. We can’t wait to help you and your dog do the same.
We are an educated, experienced team of certified behavior professionals, and we are deeply committed to helping dogs and owners learn in a safe, inclusive, nonjudgmental environment. We are active members of international animal behavior organizations, we volunteer our time with rescue groups and shelters, and we host educational workshops and seminars for dog owners, trainers, and veterinarians. Most importantly, we love helping Portland dogs and owners with behavior issues big and small.
We are currently scouting the perfect location for our brick-and-mortar training facility that will allow us to offer positive reinforcement Board & Train camps, Boarding, and Day School programs for dogs of all ages and temperaments. Our target open date is Summer 2021. Until then, we will continue to provide you with unparalleled coaching and support through private in-home and virtual instruction, in-home Day School programs, and Puppy Board & Train camps.
Our human training team is pretty great, but our Instinct Portland Helper Dogs are the real stars. These special dogs support our trainers and help with dogs & puppies in ways we simply never could.
We’ll help you get started with practical, positive training that delivers LASTING results. Give your dog the skills they need to live their very best life with you, filled with fun, freedom, and friendship.