Portland Puppy Training

for pups 6 months and younger

Let us help start your puppy off on the right paw! Our puppy development programs help with your immediate puppy issues and also set your pup up to grow into a happy, confident adult dog. We offer full-time Puppy Board & Train camps, Private Lessons, and Puppy Day School programs – all with certified puppy professionals.

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

Our Puppy Professionals Can Help With

  • Safe, positive socialization with people, dogs, sights and sounds
  • Positive interactions between your kids and your puppy
  • Crate training
  • Potty training
  • Separation training/being comfortable when left alone
  • Introduction to basic obedience cues
  • Introduction to leash walking
  • Puppy nipping and chewing
  • And lots more!

Program Options

for Puppy Development

Depending on your pup’s age and behavior, and your training goals, program options may include:

Puppy Board & Train Camp

Give your puppy an extraordinary start to life with our one-of-a-kind sleepaway Puppy Raising camps, designed specifically for puppies ages 9 weeks to 6 months. During Puppy Camp, your pup lives in a loving home environment with a professional Instinct Puppy Raiser to work on your puppy training goals.

Learn More About Puppy Camp

Private Lessons

In-Home (outside) or Virtual
A certified trainer works with you and your puppy one-on-one in a series of lessons, at your home or via virtual video sessions. Enjoy a fun, practical learning experience with custom exercises to fit your puppy’s individual personality and your training goals. Serving Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties in OR, and Clark county in WA.

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Day School

A certified trainer will come to your home several times per week to work with puppy on life skills, manners, and socialization. Then, they’ll 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 puppy development program.

Book a Consultation

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