Instinct Portland

Practical, Positive Help for Portland Dogs & Owners

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.

Get to Know Us

Our Team

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.

Meet Team Instinct – Portland

Our Facility

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 Helper Dogs

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.

Meet our Portland Helper Dogs

Instinct Portland

809 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

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Your Training Roadmap

Schedule a Consultation

This is where your training adventure begins! During your consult, we’ll gather all the info we need to recommend a custom program to help you achieve your training goals.

Enroll in Your Custom Training Program

This is when we roll up our sleeves and get to work! Whether you and your dog enroll in Private Lessons or a sleepaway Training Camp, we’ll be there every step of the way, leading you and your dog through the training process.

Join our Instinct Alumni Family

This is when you and your dog become a part of our incredible Alumni family and receive access to exclusive Alumni-only benefits and services.

Call 971-358-8787

Portland's Dog Behavior Professionals

Instinct Portland is owned by board-certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Chris Pachel, DACVB and certified dog behavior consultant Dr. Caroline Spark, together with operations & 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 training solutions.

Need Help Now?

Talk to an Instinct Counselor Today!

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.