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 that uses behavioral science to create lasting, positive behavior change at both ends of the leash. 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.
Located in the St. John’s neighborhood of Portland, OR, our Behavioral Health Facility is home to both Instinct Portland and the Animal Behavior Clinic of Portland, which gives access to veterinary behaviorists, certified veterinary technicians, certified behavior consultants and trainers, & our skilled, compassionate care staff all under the same roof. Like all Instinct facilities, we are staffed 24/7.
Our human team is pretty great, but our Instinct Portland Helper Dogs are the real stars. These special pups support our trainers and serve as skillful canine teachers to the dogs & puppies with whom we work.