Training Help for your Cat

Are you at your wits’ end because of your cat’s behavior? We can help! The Oregon Humane Society’s Training and Behavior Department offers one-on-one consultations, 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.

One-on-One Training Consultations

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.

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We utilize humane and positive training methods and encourage you to have fun while working with your cat. Most consultations take place at the Oregon Humane Society in Portland, Oregon. Bring video of your cat’s concerning behavior and photos of your cat’s environment, but leave your cat at home.


$80 for one consultation at OHS. Consultations are typically 45 minutes.

$205 for a pack of three consultations at OHS. Consider purchasing a 3-pack for problem behaviors that have been going on for a long time.

$120 for one consultation in your home. In-home consultations are only available for existing clients. Clients must meet with their trainer at OHS prior to scheduling an in-home appointment and must work with their trainer to schedule (online scheduling is not available). For visits to homes outside of a five mile radius of OHS on NE Columbia Blvd, an additional $20 travel fee will be applied. Requests to visit homes more than ten miles from OHS may be declined. Please talk to your trainer if you are interested in scheduling an in-home appointment.

Proceeds from consultation fees go to support the animals and programs at OHS.

Book an Appointment

Appointments at OHS are available for online booking Saturdays through Thursdays. Trainers are typically available for day-time appointments. If you are planning to purchase a 3-Pack, we recommend meeting with the same trainer for each appointment. Consider meeting with your trainer once before scheduling your second and third session so you can work out a plan for follow ups together.

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Can’t find a time that works for you? Contact us to request an appointment.


Other Cat Behavior Resources

Upcoming Workshops

Clicker Training Workshop – Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm Sign up now!
Want your cat to jump in a carrier on cue? Try clicker training! In this workshop, you’ll learn about “clicker” or “marker” training and how it can be used to quickly and easily communicate with your pet. We’ll focus on dogs in the class, but you can use this training with cats too. Bring your questions, but please leave your pets at home.

Your New Cat: Start Off Right – Sunday, April 26, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm Sign up now!
Whether you’ve just adopted a new cat, are considering adding another to your multi-cat household, or are thinking of adopting a kitten, we can help you start off right! Cats can be mysterious creatures and often demonstrate behaviors that aren’t all that removed from those of their wild ancestors.  During this workshop, you’ll discover what your new cat needs to have a happy life and how you can prevent potential issues. Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

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.