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.
We are currently scouting the perfect location for our brick-and-mortar 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 Spring 2022. Until then, we will continue to provide you with unparalleled coaching and support through private in-home and virtual coaching, in-home Day School programs, and Puppy Raising camps.
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.