Training Workshops

COVID19 Update: Our workshops are currently being held online.
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Oregon Humane Society’s Training and Behavior Department offers a variety of affordable training workshops throughout the year. Please read individual descriptions for more details and to sign up. All workshops are for people only. Thank you for leaving your pets at home.


Oregon Humane Society – Animal Medical Learning Center
1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97211 Get directions»


$5 – $25. You choose how much to pay.*

Proceeds from registration fees support the animals and programs at OHS. Registration fee is per household, so please feel free to bring another adult with you. For more information about bringing children to class, check out our FAQs. »

Upcoming Workshops

Problem Pooch Check back soon to register for our next class!
Feeling frustrated with your canine companion? Join us at Problem Pooch for expert advice on common behavior concerns. We can help with potty training, home alone issues, multi-pet households, puppy play biting, and more! This class is perfect for first-time dog owners or those with newly-adopted dogs. Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

Help for your Leash-Reactive Dog – Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm
Does your dog bark, lunge, pull, growl when he sees other dogs on walks? This workshop is for you! Led by an instructor from our popular Reactive Rover class, you’ll learn about positive training and management techniques that can improve walks with your leash-reactive dog. Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

Dog Park Etiquette – Saturday, April 11, 2020, 12:30 – 2 pm
Want to make sure your dog has fun at the dog park? During this workshop, you’ll learn more about dog-to-dog body language and what appropriate play looks like. We’ll also cover how to safely introduce your dog to others. Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

Your New Cat: Start Off Right – Sunday, April 26, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm
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.

Dog Gone Camping: What to Know Before You Go – Sunday, May 17, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm
Summer is right around the corner! Are you dreaming of sleeping under the stars, eating s’mores, and sitting by the fire with your dog by your side? If you’re thinking about taking your dog on her first camping trip, this workshop is for you! We’ll give you some tips and tricks so you’re prepared to have a successful adventure. This is a great class for first-time dog owners or people who have just adopted a new dog. Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

Helping Paws: How Your Dog can be a Therapy DogCheck back soon to register for our next class.
Is your dog a future therapy dog? Find out during this session! Learn about Animal-Assisted Therapy and how you and your dog can become a Pet Partners Team. Bring your questions but leave your pets at home.

Check back soon for more workshops options!

Need more help with your dog? If you have a lot of questions or are struggling with a difficult issue, consider booking a one-on-one training consultation.

*Can’t afford the cost of a workshop but still want to attend? Contact us. Purchases costing $25 or less are non-refundable. If you cannot attend the workshop you’ve signed up for, we can transfer your registration fee to another workshop. Learn more about our refund policy.»

**We do not keep a waitlist for workshops. If the workshop you are interested in attending is sold out, you are welcome to try to attend as a walk-in participant. If all pre-registered clients show up, walk-ins may not be able to participate.