Portland's Dog Behavior Professionals

You and your dog have unique behavior needs and goals. Our team of certified behavior consultants and trainers LISTENS first, then helps with practical, positive solutions that are tailored to work for your individual situation. Get to know our amazing team, then reach out to get started. You’ll be amazed at what you and your dog can achieve!

Our Team

Caroline Spark, PhD

Co-Owner, Director of Behavior & Training

Maren Couch

Co-Owner, Director of Operations

Meredith Haynes

Certified Dog Behavior Consultant

Megan Cruz


Instinct Portland

809 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

  [email protected]

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.