Levels Basic Dog Training –
Portland Campus

Levels classes are designed so you and your dog can learn at your own pace! Choose your own schedule from several options that are offered each week.

Levels – Basic Dog Training at OHS

$25 for intro session – We have Virtual or On-site options.

The on-site intro class is for people only so please leave your dog at home.

There are also virtual options via zoom.

In this informative intro class, the trainers will teach you how dogs learn and show you how to read body language. They will walk you through how our program works, how to prepare for the classes and what to bring to each class.

On-site Intro Session at OHS

Wednesday, October 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (on site – people only)

Wednesday, November 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (on site – people only)

Wednesday, October 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 30th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 20th from 11am – 12pm

Tues, Nov 22nd from 7pm – 8pm

When you schedule your first Levels class, you can chose one of the follow packages to purchase:

Levels Training Class Pass 6 Classes – $180
($30 a class)

Levels Training Class Pass 8 Classes – $225
($28 a class)

Levels Training Class Pass 10 Classes – $260
($26 a class)

Which training class pass should I buy and how should I apply them? 

A dog without training experience – purchase the 8 or 10 pack of classes, then attend:

  • (2) Level 1 classes
  • (2) Level 2 classes
  • (2) Level 3 classes
  • (2) Level 4 classes
  • If you purchased the 10 pack, then you would have 2 classes left for refreshers

A dog with some training experience – purchase the 6 or 8 pack of classes, then attend:

  • (1) Level 1 class
  • (1) Level 2 class
  • (2) Level 3 classes
  • (2) Level 4 classes
  • If you purchased the 8 pack, then you would have 2 classes left for refreshers

Price is per dog. Your dog will attend class with you. Please limit attendance to 2 people. 

Proceeds from registration fees support the animals and programs at OHS.

Learn more and watch this 3 minute video on how these classes work here: 

Note: Completion of all 4 levels can be followed by the Canine Good Citizen Test. Please talk to the trainer in your Levels class for more information.

Examples of what you will learn in each level:
Level 1:
  • Beginning Come when Called
  • Focus & Attention Exercises
  • Intro to loose leash walking
  • Managing Polite Greetings
  • Routine Settle
  • “Touch” Hand Targeting
  • Sit, Down, and Stay
Level 2:
  • “Watch” on Cue
  • Loose Leash Walking with Increased Focus
  • Stay with Increased Distance and Distraction
  • Come When Called with Increased Distance
  • Intro to Heel with Side Sit and Stay at Side
  • Routine Settle and Polite Greetings Continued
Level 3:
  • Beginning “leave it”
  • Beginning “drop it”
  • Calm greeting guests
  • “Wait” at the door
  • Beginning “go to bed”
  • Learning a trick!
Level 4:
  • Advanced “leave it”
  • Advanced “drop it”
  • Stay with advanced distractions
  • “Advanced “go to bed” (adding distance and duration)
  • Generalizing learned cues to new environments

Questions?