Training Help for your Kitten or Cat


Are you at your wits’ end because of your kitten’s or cat’s behavior? We can help! The Oregon Humane Society’s Training and Behavior Department offers classes, private trainings, a free pet behavior helpline, and an online resource library. We want to help keep pets happy in their homes by educating people about humane and responsible treatment and training of their companion pets.

*NEW* Virtual Kitten-garten Class for KittensSign-up Now!

$95 for Four weeks of training. Congratulations on your new kitten!! There is so much for a kitten to learn, let us get started in the right paw with the fun and informative virtual class. Learn some fundamentals to make tasks easier, like nail trims, and how to make the crate and car less scary! Learn some fun tricks, like how to sit or give high-five. This class will prepare your kitten for a better adulthood. For kittens 6 months and younger.

Virtual Tricks Class for CatsSign-up Now!

$95 for Four weeks of training. Want a fun bonding experience with your cat? Let’s teach them some tricks! When you train with your cat, you keep them entertained and boost their confidence. Not only can the training help with entering a crate, but your cat can also learn how to touch, or ring a bell! This class is appropriate for cats from 7 months up to senior.

Virtual Private Trainings for Cats and KittensBook an appointment now!

$85 for a single session; $225 for a pack of three sessions. During a one-on-one consultation, we’ll review your unique situation and help you discover solutions to fit your specific needs. We can help you with litter box issues, fearful behavior, preparing your cat for a baby, issues with cat and kids living together, or problems with multi-cat households. We utilize humane and positive training methods and encourage you to have fun while working with your cat or kitten.  Can’t find a time online that works for you? Contact us.

Gift Cards AvailableClick here to purchase a gift card
Gift cards are available for you to purchase for friends and loved ones. The gift cards are sent digitally so they can be used right away, and you get to choose the amount you would like to purchase. This makes a wonderful gift for anyone who recently brought a new pet into their home, someone who wants to bond with their pet or someone who just wants to do something fun with their pet. Please note that these gift cards can only be used for OHS training classes, they cannot be used for an adoption of an animal or for products in our Best Friend’s Corner store.

Other Cat Behavior Resources

On-Demand Webinars

Your New Cat:  Start off Right!   This video is free 
Introduction to Clicker Training  This video is $25

These 20 to 90 minute presentations are available for you to watch at your convenience. To access our on-demand options, pay the fee, choose “Book this Service”,  then select the presentation you would like to watch. The video will appear in a pop-up window. If the video doesn’t start, please see if your browser has a block for pop-ups. You must create an account to be able to watch the videos. Proceeds go to support the programs and services at OHS.

OHS Behavior Help Line

Call the OHS Behavior Help Line at (503) 416-2983 with your behavior concerns or questions. You’ll be able to leave a recorded message, and OHS will return your call and offer suggestions. If you have a medical question, please call your veterinarian. OHS is unable to give medical advice to the public.

Pet Advice Resource Library

We provide a wide variety of articles that address common pet behavior issues. Search our Resource Library » by category to quickly find the information you are looking for.