Behavior Consulting

Behavior Help

for Portland dogs

Your dog is so much more than their fearful, anxious, or aggressive behavior. Our certified dog behavior consultants can help you create lasting change with practical, positive methods that lead to a happier, more confident, more reliable companion.

Please Note: To keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our service offerings have been adjusted. 

Our Certified Dog Behavior Consultants Can Help With

  • Dogs who are fearful or aggressive toward other dogs
  • Dogs who are fearful or aggressive toward strangers or family members
  • Dogs who lunge, bark, and growl on-leash
  • Dogs who have trouble with other pets in the home
  • Dogs who resource guard toys, food, or other items
  • Dogs who need confidence building in the home or on walks
  • Dogs who display separation anxiety (private lessons only)
  • Dogs who have trouble with veterinary exams or grooming visits
  • And lots more!

How it Works

After determining the specific situations that are causing problems for you and your dog, we develop a custom behavior plan that focuses on three areas:

Program Options

for Fear, Anxiety, and Aggression

Depending on your dog’s behavior issues, program options may include:

Private Lessons

In-Home (outside) or Virtual
A certified behavior consultant works with you and your dog one-on-one in a series of lessons, at your home or via virtual video sessions, to coach you through every step of your custom behavior modification plan. At-home sessions available in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties in OR, and Clark county in WA; Virtual sessions available to clients anywhere!

Learn More About Private Lessons

Day School

A certified behavior consultant will come to your home several times per week to work with your dog on skill building and desensitization/counterconditioning to triggers. Then, they provide you with weekly transfer sessions to bring you up to speed. Serving Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties in OR, and Clark county in WA.

Learn More About Day School

Talk to an Instinct Counselor

Call now to ask questions and learn the best way for you and your dog to get started with a behavior modification program.

Book a Consultation

Visit our online booking page and get started with a free 30-minute meet & greet or a 60-minute behavior consultation.

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  • I am absolutely positive that Instinct Dog Training saved Bronte’s life.

    Owner of rescue terrier mix, Bronte
  • Sarah and Brian are, in a true sense of the word, lifesavers.

    Owner of rescue pit bull mix, Ty

Instinct Portland

809 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

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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.