Basic Manners Classes

In our Basic Manners class, we not only help you and your dog learn the basics, but help your dog listen to cues around distractions. We use real life scenarios so the skills you learn in class can easily be transferred into your home.

During this six week class, you’ll discover how to:

  • Teach your dog basic cues like sit, down, stay and come.
  • Practice loose leash walking – even around other dogs, people, toys and other distractions.
  • Get your dog to focus on you – especially when you really need it.

Does your dog bark, whine, pull and stop responding to you even when you just see a dog at a distance? Consider our Reactive Rover Class, or contact us to help determine whether Basic Manners is appropriate for your dog.


Manners Hall
Oregon Humane Society
Animal Medical Learning Center


$160 for six weeks of training. The first class is an informational session for people only. Dogs attend the next five weeks.

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


  1. Your dog must be at least 4 months of age for Basic Manners. Under 4 months of age? Check out our Puppy Manners program.
  2. Your dog must be spayed or neutered (for dogs under 6 months of age, the spay/neuter requirement is waived).
  3. We require that your dog has shown no known aggression to people or animals.
  4. Your dog must be current on vaccinations appropriate for their age, Da2pp and Rabies required, Bordetella recommended.

Register for Class

Mondays, February 26 – April 2, 2018, 6 – 7 pm Sold out. Waitlist full.

Saturdays, March 3 – April 7, 2018, 1 – 2 pm Sold out. Waitlist full.
Mondays, March 5 – April 9, 2018, 7:15 – 8:15 pm Sold out. Waitlist full.

Saturdays, April 7 – May 19, 2018, 10:45 – 11:45 am (no class on May 12) Sign up now!
Saturdays, April 14 – May 19, 2018, 1 – 2 pm Sign up now!
Mondays, April 16 – May 21, 2018, 6 – 7 pm Sign up now!
Thursdays, April 26 – June 7, 2018, 7:30 – 8:30 pm (no class on May 24) Sign up now!

Looking for a class just for small dogs? Try Little Learners!

Interested in being notified when our next classes are scheduled? Let us know!