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* Kitten-garten Class for Kittens

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$115 for five weeks of classes. Have you recently brought a cute little kitten into your home? If yes, then this is the class for you! This foundational course will help get your kitten set up for success in the home, as well as teach you how to channel all of that energy in a positive direction! We will discuss litter box and scratching basics, interactive play, enrichment ideas, and marker training. Discover your little one’s potential in this all-inclusive kitten class!

Virtual Tricks Class for Cats

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$115 for five weeks of training. Teaching your cat new tricks is a great way to strengthen your relationship. It can help keep your high-energy kitten entertained, or boost the confidence of your shy cat. Trick training can make nail trims easier and vet visits less stressful. Plus, it’s fun! This class is great for new cat owners and appropriate for cats of all ages (kittens through seniors).

Virtual Private Trainings for Cats and Kittens

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$80 for a single session; $205 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.

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.